StartIsBack 2.1.2

4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 (31 votes)


Windows 8 / Shareware; $3.00 / 912 downloads

StartIsBack returns Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. It radically improves desktop usability and makes new Start screen clutter-free. It is fully native lightweight zero-privileges program, cheap and fair, fast, stable and secure.

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  • Latest Changes

    - New: Latvian, Bulgarian translation

    - Fixed: minor configuration problems

    - Updated group policy file

Reviews of StartIsBack

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.1.2 (Aug 31, 2013)

    Been using this on 8 and really it's pretty much the start menu from 7. Hard pressed to tell the difference, but with a few extras in configuration... Very nice, lean running. Great.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.1.2 (Aug 31, 2013)

    Been using this gem since it's early days, the best for win8 to bring start back.
    Keep up the good work guys.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.1.2 (Aug 31, 2013)

    I started using this on windows 8 (64bit) since it was a beta and love it. I tried all the others and always came back to this. I like that it doesn't add any new running resources like almost every other program does.

    I recently started using the alpha version when I installed windows 8.1 Pro Preview and am now using StartisBack Plus RC2 on my 8.1 install. It works great!

    You cant beat the price and Tihiy , the creator, really works with those in the beta testing to make this the best it can be.

  4. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.1.2 (Aug 30, 2013)

    I still don't use Windows 8.x - I prefer 7 Pro 64 bit. BUT, for those that do, like some buds of mine, this program looks really good. Very close to the original in Win 7. Gotta love that.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.1 (Aug 23, 2013)

    statls back for the win

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