Classic Start 8 Alternatives
Classic Start 8 is described as 'keeps the familiar form and function of Windows®7 by placing a traditional start button back in its place along with access to all programs, pinning options'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Classic Start 8 for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Classic Start 8 are Classic Shell (Free, Open Source), StartIsBack (Paid), Power8 (Free, Open Source) and Pokki (Free).
- 25 alternatives
- Classic Shell is free software getting back the better start menu from Win7 in Win10!. View 30 alternatives to Classic Shell
The developer announced that Classic Shell will be no longer developed because Windows 10 is updated too frequently and because Microsoft is making more difficult to customize Windows: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8147 Last version, 4.3.1, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website, together with the source code.
- Free • Open Source
- Pokki puts web-connected apps in your taskbar, so they're always only one click away. Welcome to the modern desktop. View 15 alternatives to Pokki
The program seems to be no longer updated. Social pages are not updated since 2014. Last version can be still downloaded from the official website.No screenshots yet
- Free • Proprietary
- Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu? View 43 alternatives to Handy Start Menu
The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.98, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
- Freemium • Proprietary