IObit StartMenu8 v1.0.2

StartMenu8 is specially designed for Window 8. It offers a perfect solution for users who work with Windows Start Menu all the time and are not accustomed to the new Metro start screen in Windows 8. This smart tool brings back both the start button and Windows Start Menu, and offers the option to skip Metro start page, allowing users who only work on desktop to boot to Windows 8 desktop directly.

Key Benefits:

  • Bypass Metro screen on start of Windows 8 and boot to desktop directly.
  • Switch between between Metro and Desktop Interface by pressing and holding the Windows key.
  • Get quicker access to programs, documents and files, control panel and settings.
  • You can pin programs to Start Menu and Taskbar for quicker access to your favorite programs
  • It's easily customizable to have everything you need at just one click.
  • IObit StartMenu8 is safe and secure, and is 100% free of malware.

Download: IObit StartMenu8 v1.0.2 | 4.5 MB (Freeware)
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Depends on what kind of work you got to do on it

Besides that, both Classic Shell (free) and Stardock's Start8 works much better than Iobit's start menu.

Tirnaog said,
This thing actually makes win8 usable.
Very good little app.

Makes me wonder how I managed for the past 8 months of running it daily at work.. I don't find it difficult(!) Choice is good though, no matter how dubious

Wow this is a very nice Start menu app. I am using 8 and I had Pokki installed by accident, but I kept it until I had time to find something better. Visited Neowin today and voila, I saw this link took a look at the screenshots and I am glad I did.

Though I wonder how they basically duplicated the look and style of the Windows 7 start menu, and how Microsoft isn't all over them. But hey I ma happy. My "start" is back for those times I do need it. The main thing I miss was the search window.