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.
Clicking on the newly added Start button will open a stylish Start Menu with touch friendly tiles for application shortcuts and quick access buttons to essential Windows features and settings. More Info »
When you click on the "Apps" shortcut, the Start Menu will extend and display a list of all your programs (similar to the old Start Menu). You can also access any of the Modern GUI apps from the same menu, as well as files in your Documents folder, recently accessed apps or programs in a custom folder.
Start Menu Reviver does not bring back the old Start Menu, instead it offers something new - it keeps the concept of the Start Menu alive, while merging it with the new Windows 8 environment.