BigDavy, on 19 January 2013 - 22:38, said:
It's well worth the $4.99 - worked out at around £3.20 for me.
I installed the trial. I'll buy it. I've been OK without the start menu, but just can't deal with Modern UI's clumsy search anymore. What a nice piece of software. Very well designed.
I don't care what anyone's usability tests show, Start8 makes Windows 8 better. Search efficiency has returned. It's nice to have Metro apps in the start menu, and I love the hold for half-second opens start page feature.
Nice to have browse Computer as menu from Start Menu back as well as Recorded TV. Windows 8 is highly recommended with Start8 for just about everyone. If you have a Windows Phone 8 you can use Windows Media Player classic for syncing everything, real syncing. Surface is still without hope. Unfortunately Zune doesn't support Windows Phone 8.
With Start8, I don't see why you would stay on Windows 7. No reason at all that I can see. $39.99 or $14.99 to MS, $4.99 to Stardock. Not bad at all.
Really nice piece of software.
PS: Though I'm in heaven to have start menu search back, there is one minor omission; when hovering over search results it does not show a tip with the location. Rarely needed, but definitely of value.