Alternatives to Classic Start 8 for all platforms with any license

  • Classic Shell icon

    Classic Shell

    Classic Shell™ is free software getting back the better start menu from Win7 in Win10!

    Free Windows

  • Start8 icon

    Start8

    Return the Start Button to Windows 8 With these features: - Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI) apps - Pin desktop and Metro...

    Commercial Windows

  • Pokki icon

    Pokki

    Pokki puts web-connected apps in your taskbar, so they're always only one click away. Welcome to the modern desktop.

    Free Windows

  • StartIsBack icon

    StartIsBack

    StartIsBack returns Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7....

    Commercial Windows

  • Pokki Menu icon

    Pokki Menu

    An easy way to bring back the Start Menu to Windows 8. Pokki Menu makes accessing and organizing your favorite apps, websites, files...

    Free Windows

  • IObit StartMenu8 icon

    IObit StartMenu8 Warning

    StartMenu8 is specially designed for Windows 8. It offers a perfect solution for users who work with Windows Start Menu all the time...

    Free Windows

  • Power8 icon

    Power8

    The start menu replacer for Win8, styled and integrated inside taskbar. Designed for Windows8 (v.1.0.1 tested under RTM 9200), works...

    Open Source Windows

  • Handy Start Menu icon

    Handy Start Menu

    Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu? The Handy Start Menu, a small utility will...

    Freemium Windows

  • Start Menu Reviver icon

    Start Menu Reviver

    Start Menu Reviver offers an improved Start Menu for Windows 8/7 that blends the traditional Start Menu functions with the Windows 8...

    Free Windows

  • Start10 icon

    Start10

    Start10 adds the familiar Windows 7 start menu experience to Windows 10 . Quickly access your most used items, search your PC more...

    Commercial Windows

  • Start Menu X icon

    Start Menu X

    Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals. Virtual Groups Group programs by purpose (office...

    Freemium Windows

  • GiMeSpace QuickMenu icon

    GiMeSpace QuickMenu

    While Microsoft is annoying Windows desktop users with metro/modernUI, and other companies are restoring things back to the old...

    Commercial Windows

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    StartW8

    StartW8 is a FREE but powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer desktop to modernUI? Would you like to logon directly to...

    Free Windows

  • Labrys Start menu icon

    Labrys Start menu

    Replacement for Windows Start menu and Run dialog. Unlike many other Start menu enchantment applications Labrys does not mimic layout...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Classic Start Menu

    Classic Start Menu is considered as a perfect replacement to Windows 7 Start Menu. It helps you to find programs and folders many...

    Freemium Windows

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    Start Button 8

    How to add a Start button to Windows 8? Just install Start Button 8! The package contains a Start button and a convenient Menu. A...

    Free Windows

  • Finalbird icon

    Finalbird

    Start menu replacement. Finalbird integrates with file explorer for easy adding and accessing your favourites.

    Free Windows

  • StartForDesktop icon

    StartForDesktop

    StartForDekstop - Start Menu for Windows 8. Available functions: New! "Classic Start Menu" mode (0.9.5) Start...

    Free Windows

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  • Skip Metro Suite

    Skip Metro Suite for Windows 8 allows you to boot directly to Classic Desktop in Windows 8 RTM and Release Preview.Also it allows you...

    Free Windows

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    startX

    startx is a fantastic application resident in the menubar that creates a true text-based menu with the groups of Lauchpad applications...

    Commercial Mac

  • RetroUI Pro icon

    RetroUI Pro

    RetroUI - Skip the start screen, get a start menu, run Metro apps in a window, and finger-friendly app shortcuts from the desktop

    Commercial Windows

  • ViStart icon

    ViStart

    A skinable start menu to replace your existing Windows XP start menu. It also allows you to get the Windows Start Menu back on Windows...

    Free Windows

  • 8StartButton

    A Windows 8 start button and start menu for Windows 8

    Freemium Windows

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