Start8 1.45

3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 (124 votes)

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Windows 8 / Shareware; $4.99 / 12,691 downloads

Start8 brings the "Start" menu back to Windows 8. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available and has taken the Windows interface to a whole new level. Unfortunately, the preview did not come with a desktop feature that the world makes use of billions times a day, the "Start" menu.

Reviews of Start8

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    OAKsider

    Reviewing 1.31 (Dec 5, 2013)

    Start8 is great.
    Really great.

  2. 3 out of 5 stars
    -Lord-

    Reviewing 1.20 (Aug 22, 2013)

    Start Menu 8 is free.
    Really free.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    nvic

    Reviewing 1.20 (Aug 21, 2013)

    The only quality alternative to a downgrade...works well and makes Win8 usable as a desktop OS.

    Worth the cheap price.

  4. 4 out of 5 stars
    bodean

    Reviewing 1.17 Beta (Jul 1, 2013)

    Fileform is getting a little slow at posting stuff. This came out 4 days ago....

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    Raimondas

    Reviewing 1.16 (May 7, 2013)

    This simple tool makes Win8 easy usable.
    Very satisfied with it.

Discuss Start8

  1. Sep 4, 2012 - 10:49 PM
    psycros

    Its pretty sad when OSX and Linux look more like Windows than Windows.

  2. Mar 21, 2012 - 3:11 PM
    Yours Truly

    I am glad to see such a reputable company as Stardock step up to the plate, and do something about the end user experience of Windows 8 on Desktop computers, especially for mouse and keyboard users. Thank you Stardock.