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RetroUI Pro Alternatives

RetroUI Pro is described as 'RetroUI - Skip the start screen, get a start menu, run Metro apps in a window, and finger-friendly app shortcuts from the desktop' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to RetroUI Pro for Windows. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RetroUI Pro are Classic Shell, StartIsBack, Start11 and Power8.

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  1. Open Shell icon

    Open Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Open Shell is a fork of Originally Classic Shell by Ivo Beltchev.

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  2. Classic Shell icon

    Classic Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableClassic Shell is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    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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    StartIsBack

    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableStartIsBack is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableStartIsBack can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Boot to Desktop
  4. Start11 icon

    Start11

    • Windows

    Customize the Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10 / Windows 11 . Quickly access your most used items, search your PC more effectively and personalize the look and feel of your start menu.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableStart11 is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  5. Power8 icon

    Power8

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Start menu replacement for Windows.

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    Start Menu X

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableStart Menu X is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  7. Start8 icon

    Start8

    • Windows

    Return the Start Button to Windows 8 With these features:.

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  8. Start Menu Reviver icon

    Start Menu Reviver

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  9. Labrys Start menu icon

    Labrys Start menu

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Labrys is a replacement for Windows Start menu and Run dialog.

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    Labrys Start Menu running on WIndows 10
  10. IObit Start Menu 8 icon

    IObit Start Menu 8

    • Windows

    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.

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    The installer may contain third-party softwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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