ViStart is described as 'A skinnable start menu to replace your existing Windows XP start menu. It also allows you to get the Windows Start Menu back on Windows 7, 8 or 10'. There are more than 10 alternatives to ViStart for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Open Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ViStart are Classic Shell (Free, Open Source), StartIsBack (Paid), Power8 (Free, Open Source) and Start8 (Paid).
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- 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
- 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The program seems to be no longer updated.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