Alternatives to Handy Start Menu for all platforms with any license

  • Launchy icon

    Launchy Discontinued

    Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Classic Shell icon

    Classic Shell

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

    Free Windows

  • Listary icon


    Listary is an excellent enhancement utility for list controls used everywhere: Windows Explorer, Task Manager, Registry Editor, and...

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

  • Synapse icon


    Synapse is a semantic launcher written in Vala that you can use to start applications as well as find and access relevant documents...

    Open Source Linux

  • FastKeys icon


    Text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete, mouse gestures, macro recorder, clipboard manager and more...

    Commercial Windows

  • PStart icon


    PStart is a simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications, you can start anything...

    Free Windows

  • Start8 icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • ASuite icon


    ASuite is a simple application launcher to manage an unlimited number of files, folders and webpage for quick access. It is designed...

    Open Source Windows

  • StartIsBack icon


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

    Commercial 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

  • Portable Start Menu icon

    Portable Start Menu

    Portable Start Menu is a simple and free start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs. Organize your...

    Free Windows

  • dmenu icon


    dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.

    Open Source Linux

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    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

  • FCorp My Suite icon

    FCorp My Suite

    My Suite is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help you create a user-defined list with programs that can be run...

    Commercial Windows

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    Start Menu X

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

    Freemium Windows

  • Start10 icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • Ex7forW8 icon


    This program restores native Windows 7 start menu and desktop by bringing Windows 7 explorer.exe. Start menu retains full...

    Free Windows

  • FSL Launcher icon

    FSL Launcher Discontinued

    Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop? Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts. Some...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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  • 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

  • StartW8 icon


    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

  • Start Button 8 icon

    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


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

    Free Windows

  • Promptu icon


    Say goodbye to repetitive, time-consuming tasks, like hunting through your programs, folders, files, and bookmarks for the ones you...

    Free Windows

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    8start launcher Discontinued

    8start Launcher is a combination of innovative Application Launcher, countdown and Tree Notes/Shortcuts/Favorites. Launcher...

    Free Windows

  • StartForDesktop icon


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

    Free Windows

  • Middleclick icon


    Welcome to MiddleClick. The next generation application launcher from CodeLogic Software. MiddleClick displays a dashboard of your...

    Commercial Windows

  • startX icon


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

    Commercial Mac

  • Scherlokk icon


    Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria....

    Commercial Mac

  • Mini Run icon

    Mini Run

    A handy tool to start application by keyboard.

    Free Windows

  • Classic Start Menu icon

    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

  • JetStart

    Tired of digging into crowded Start Menu? JetStart offers you a quick access to categorized Start Menu shortcuts, recently launched...

    Freemium Windows

  • ViStart icon


    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

  • Start Menu Modifier

    Start Menu Modifier will allow you to open the star screen at the bottom or the top of your desktop, when you click on the Win flag...

    Free Windows

  • Classic Start 8 icon

    Classic Start 8

    Classic Start 8 keeps the familiar form and function of Windows®7 by placing a traditional start button back in its place along...

    Free Windows

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