Pokki Menu Alternatives

    Pokki Menu is described as 'An easy way to bring back the Start Menu to Windows 8. Pokki Menu makes accessing and organizing your favorite apps, websites, files and folders more simple and convenient' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pokki Menu for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Classic Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pokki Menu are FastKeys (Freemium), StartIsBack (Paid), Power8 (Free, Open Source) and Start8 (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2021

    1. Classic Shell is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it.

      Discontinued

      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.

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    2. All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete and mouse gestures. User-defined commands to run files, open webpages, send macros or automate anything. Incredibly powerful but yet simple to use.
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    3. StartIsBack returns Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. StartIsBack radically improves desktop usability and makes new Start screen clutter-free.
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    4. The start menu replacer for Win8, styled and integrated inside taskbar. Designed for Windows8 (v.1.0.1 tested under RTM 9200), works under XP SP3 and Se7en SP1 as well.
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      • Windows
      Return the Start Button to Windows 8 With these features: - Search for Windows 8-style (Modern UI) apps - Pin desktop and Metro apps to the start menu - Jump List support - Unified Search for apps, settings and files - Boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop - One click...
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      • Windows
      Start10 adds the familiar Windows 7 start menu experience to Windows 10 . Quickly access your most used items, search your PC more effectively and personalize the look and feel of your start menu.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals. Virtual Groups Group programs by purpose (office applications, graphics, etc) without changing their location on the hard drive.
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    5. Start Menu Reviver offers an improved Start Menu for Windows 8/7 that blends the traditional Start Menu functions with the Windows 8 design concept and provides quick access to all your desktop and Modern GUI (Metro) applications.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Labrys is a replacement for Windows Start menu and Run dialog.
    6. Start Menu 8 can help users who are not willing to change their behaviors and bring back the classic start menu. Users can enjoy a familiar start menu again with just one click while other styles are also available.

      Bundleware

      The installer may contain third-party softwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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