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Free Start11 Alternatives

The best free alternative to Start11 is Open Shell, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Start11 and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Start11 are Classic Shell, ExplorerPatcher, Pokki and Start Menu X.

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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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    Almost everyone thinks Open Shell is a great alternative to Start11.
  2. 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.

    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.

    Explorer Settings


  3. ExplorerPatcher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This project aims to bring back a productive working environment on Windows 11. Choose between Windows 11 or Windows 10 taskbar (with labels support, small icons and lots of customization) and a lot more.

    Windows 10 Taskbar on Windows 11, also a solution to make EverythingToolbar wokring again, also works for TaskbarX and so on~
  4. Pokki icon

    Pokki

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Pokki puts web-connected apps in your taskbar, so they're always only one click away. Welcome to the modern desktop.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Social pages are not updated since 2014. Last version can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  5. Start Menu X icon

    Start Menu X

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

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

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    Start Menu X vs Start11 opinions
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    Start menu X is free. It has windows 8.1 metro. I like it very much

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  6. Power8 icon

    Power8

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Start menu replacement for Windows.

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  7. 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.

    Start menu
  8. Labrys Start menu icon

    Labrys Start menu

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

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

    Labrys Start Menu running on WIndows 10
  9. Handy Start Menu icon

    Handy Start Menu

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Do you often find yourself looking for a program in the long list of the Start menu?

    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.

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  10. GiMeSpace QuickMenu icon

    GiMeSpace QuickMenu

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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!.

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