Skip Metro Suite Alternatives
Skip Metro Suite is described as 'for Windows 8 allows you to boot directly to Classic Desktop in Windows 8 RTM and Release Preview'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Skip Metro Suite for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Classic Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Skip Metro Suite are StartIsBack (Paid), Start8 (Paid), Start10 (Paid) and Start Menu X (Freemium).
- 20 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
- Start Menu 8 can help users who are not willing to change their behaviors and bring back the classic start menu. View 28 alternatives to IObit Start Menu 8
The installer may contain third-party softwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum
- Paid • Proprietary
- A simple and fast task launcher and switcher. Press a custom assigned mouse/keyboard key, the menu pops up at the place of the mouse cursor, move to the desired task, release the key, and that is all! Can not be quicker or easier!. View 26 alternatives to GiMeSpace QuickMenu
- Free • Proprietary