Alternatives to Start Menu X for all platforms with any license

  • Classic Shell

    Classic Shell is free software getting back the better start menu from Win7 in Win10!.

    Free Open Source Windows

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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.
  • Power8

    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....

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • StartIsBack

    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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Start8

    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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Handy Start Menu

    Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu? The Handy Start Menu, a small utility will make your computation much easier and...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.98, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • IObit Start Menu 8

    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...

    Free Windows

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

    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...

    Free Windows

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  • Labrys Start menu

    Replacement for Windows Start menu and Run dialog. Unlike many other Start menu enchantment applications Labrys does not mimic layout or visual appearance of Start...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Ex7forW8

    This program restores native Windows 7 start menu and desktop by bringing Windows 7 explorer.exe. Start menu retains full configurability you expect from Windows 7...

    Free Windows

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  • GiMeSpace QuickMenu

    While Microsoft is annoying Windows desktop users with metro/modernUI, and other companies are restoring things back to the old, GiMeSpace is offering desktop users...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Skip Metro Suite

    Skip Metro Suite for Windows 8 allows you to boot directly to Classic Desktop in Windows 8 RTM and Release Preview.Also it allows you completely disable all edge panels...

    Free Windows

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  • StartW8

    StartW8 is a FREE but powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer desktop to modernUI? Would you like to logon directly to desktop? And than use "Start"...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.111.0, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Finalbird

    Start menu replacement. Finalbird integrates with file explorer for easy adding and accessing your favourites.

    Free Windows

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  • startX

    startx is a fantastic application resident in the menubar that creates a true text-based menu with the groups of Lauchpad applications As for the start menu of Windows...

    Commercial Mac OS X

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Start Menu X Comments

Professional?

Comment by Bziur
about Start Menu X · Dec 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

What's so professional about skinned win7 menu?

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