Start Menu X Alternatives
Start Menu X is described as 'replacement of the system menu for professionals' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Start Menu X for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Start Menu X are Classic Shell (Free, Open Source), StartIsBack (Paid), Power8 (Free, Open Source) and Start8 (Paid).
- 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
Classic Shell vs Start Menu XIt was one of the first, and it still works after being discontinued for over 2 years.... Microsoft just pushed too many real developers out with their 'telemetry'...
- Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu? View 43 alternatives to Handy Start Menu
The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.98, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
- Freemium • Proprietary
- 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