Windows 8 Start Menu Apps and Alternatives

17 applications in this hubLast updated: Jan 8th 2019, 13:14 GMT

When Windows 8 was officially launched in October 2012, a lot of users were disappointed that Microsoft decided to stick to the initial plan and removed the traditional Start Menu from the operating system.

In order to help people overcome this issue, third-party developers have started creating dedicated apps that would restore the functionality of the well-known Start Menu to computers running Windows 8.   

Some of these tools are meant to help users simply locate their folders and programs with greater ease, without needing to first access the Start Screen.

There are also some utilities that bring extra functions, including a wide range of power options or customization features.

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  • 56,571 downloads
  • 10.4 MB
Start8

Start8 1.56

Adds a Start Menu to Windows 8 to help you benefit from its advantages, while not compromising on ...

Aug 13th 2015, 13:37 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows Server 2012 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 16,265 downloads
  • 1.1 MB
Power8

Power8 1.6.1 Build 1619

Simple-to-use software application that brings back the classic Windows 7 Start Menu to Windows 8 ...

Feb 25th 2018, 08:13 GMT
Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 53,086 downloads
  • 6.86 MB
Classic Shell

Classic Shell 4.3.1

Simple-to-use application that allows you to add removed features to your system, such as the clas...

Aug 13th 2017, 19:09 GMT
Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit / Windows Server 2016
     
  • 43,269 downloads
  • 1.2 MB
StartIsBack

StartIsBack 2.7.3 for Win10 / 1.7.6 for Win8.1 / 2.1.2 for Win8 / 2.8.0 For Win10 Beta

Bring back the standard Start Menu to Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 and enjoy accessing your favorite progr...

Dec 6th 2018, 07:27 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 12,325 downloads
  • 2.08 MB
Spesoft Windows 8 Start Menu

Spesoft Windows 8 Start Menu 1.40

A handy software solution that provides Windows 8 users with a functional and intuitive a Windows ...

May 3rd 2013, 21:16 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 5,313 downloads
  • 1.6 MB
Start Menu for Pokki

Start Menu for Pokki 269.8.116

This compact application allows you to install the Pokki platform on your computer and access mult...

May 31st 2017, 12:53 GMT
Windows XP / Windows XP 64 bit / Windows Vista / Windows Vista 64 bit / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 1,569 downloads
  • 4.77 MB
StartMenuPlus8

StartMenuPlus8 1.0.0.130

A tool designed to add an enhanced Start Menu to your Windows 8 PC, with app shortcuts, folders, a...

Sep 19th 2014, 03:52 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 197,734 downloads
  • 708 KB
StartW8

StartW8 1.2.111.0

Enjoy the functions of a Start Menu on your Windows 8 PC by turning to this lightweight applicatio...

Dec 18th 2014, 14:56 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows Server 2012 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 2,621 downloads
  • 4.11 MB
Win8Starter

Win8Starter 1.0.13.122

A simple-to-use program that helps you add the Start button and menu to Windows 8, perform search ...

Apr 5th 2013, 10:04 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 19,370 downloads
  • 6.41 MB
Start Menu Reviver

Start Menu Reviver 3.0.4.4

Feature-packed Start Menu replacement that provides you with easy access to your documents and fil...

May 5th 2018, 07:05 GMT
Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 3,421 downloads
  • 1.13 MB
Wentutu Start Menu

Wentutu Start Menu 1.6

Enables Windows 8 users to revive the Windows 7 Start menu, while still keeping the Start screen a...

Nov 15th 2012, 10:02 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 2,363 downloads
  • 1.65 MB
Viva Start Menu

Viva Start Menu 1.6.1

Lightweight and clean application which enables you to quickly revive the classical Start menu in ...

Mar 27th 2014, 08:47 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 86,442 downloads
  • 11.3 MB
Start Menu 8

Start Menu 8 4.6.0.1

Bring back the Start button and menu to Windows 8, change the visual aspect of the button and menu...

Jan 8th 2019, 13:14 GMT
Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows Vista 64 bit / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 5,113 downloads
  • 10.1 MB
RetroUI

RetroUI 4.0.1.0

This easy to use application allows users to bypass the Metro UI and access their programs and doc...

Jan 6th 2017, 21:14 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 10,082 downloads
  • 16.92 MB
8StartButton

8StartButton 2.7.0

Adds a feature-packed Start Menu to your Windows 8 computer, in order to allow you to quickly shut...

Apr 27th 2015, 06:51 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 1,355 downloads
  • 15.82 MB
StartBar8

StartBar8 1.0.5.0

A handy and reliable desktop bar that provides you with access to your folders, applications and f...

May 21st 2015, 15:02 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 977 downloads
  • 7.23 MB
OneStart

OneStart 1.0.0.0

An intuitive and user-friendly software solution that comes in handy to all those who want to get ...

Apr 30th 2014, 11:36 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit