StartIsBack 2.1.2 for Windows

by StartIsBack

Avg. Rating 4.3 (31 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.9 MB
License Shareware, $3.00
Operating System Windows 8
Date Added
Total Downloads 912
Publisher StartIsBack
Homepage StartIsBack

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v2.1.2 on 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.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v2.1.2 on 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.

mtnsteve

mtnsteve reviewed v2.1.2 on 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.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.1.2 on 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.

tylergierke

tylergierke reviewed v2.1 on Aug 23, 2013

statls back for the win

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.1 on May 15, 2013

Windows 8.1 will not have a start menu
it will have a visible button that takes you into the metro screen

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2.1 on May 15, 2013

It's highly debatable if the update to Win 8 will actually bring full use of the start menu back, (it wont) it isn't even in beta yet anyway ~

(Lord works for nothing & is happy to be paid zero salary)

ali4ek

ali4ek reviewed v2.1 on May 15, 2013

Love it for $3 for 2 licenses.
Not sure why one would be willing to save $3 and wait for another 6 months for some realization of this function in Windows 8.1.
But to each their own.

pjb

pjb reviewed v2.1 on May 15, 2013

Good programme, does what it is supposed to do. $3 is a fair asking price for covering 2 pc's.

Nice updated version.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.1 RC2 on Apr 29, 2013

1. Start Menu 8 is free. This is not.
2. Wait for the 8.1 update to windows. It's free, this is not.
3. See items one and two above.

Total waste of money and time.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (31 votes)
Your Rating
uberfly

uberfly reviewed v2.1.2 on 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.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v2.1.2 on 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.

mtnsteve

mtnsteve reviewed v2.1.2 on 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.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.1.2 on 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.

tylergierke

tylergierke reviewed v2.1 on Aug 23, 2013

statls back for the win

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.1 on May 15, 2013

Windows 8.1 will not have a start menu
it will have a visible button that takes you into the metro screen

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2.1 on May 15, 2013

It's highly debatable if the update to Win 8 will actually bring full use of the start menu back, (it wont) it isn't even in beta yet anyway ~

(Lord works for nothing & is happy to be paid zero salary)

ali4ek

ali4ek reviewed v2.1 on May 15, 2013

Love it for $3 for 2 licenses.
Not sure why one would be willing to save $3 and wait for another 6 months for some realization of this function in Windows 8.1.
But to each their own.

pjb

pjb reviewed v2.1 on May 15, 2013

Good programme, does what it is supposed to do. $3 is a fair asking price for covering 2 pc's.

Nice updated version.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.1 RC2 on Apr 29, 2013

1. Start Menu 8 is free. This is not.
2. Wait for the 8.1 update to windows. It's free, this is not.
3. See items one and two above.

Total waste of money and time.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.1 RC2 on Apr 26, 2013

while a good program, your best bet is not to get blindows 8 = horrid OS,, but the sad part all non bareboned OEMS' come with it pre installed ussally bloated out by the manufacture ...
can't afford windows 7? Zorin free linux OS looks like blindows 7 without the BS I use it myself and love it you can dual boot with it choose OS you want to run upon boot ...so it will run fine along side your windows operating system ..
http://zorin-os.com/

McRuff

McRuff reviewed v2.1 RC1 on Apr 23, 2013

Probably the best of the Start Menu replacements for Windows 8. Hopefully will still work as well in 8.1 as Microsoft is still working hard on further crippling the desktop.

tickleonthetum

tickleonthetum reviewed v2.1 RC1 on Apr 23, 2013

@-Lord-: MS is only bringing back the Start Button, not the menus! The Start Button will simply switch you to the Start Screen.

5/5 To counteract -Lord-'s 1/5...

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.1 RC1 on Apr 23, 2013

A waste of time and money. MS is bringing the start menu back in the 8.1 update along with the ability to bypass the metro/modern UI.

Save your money and wait.

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