New Pokki Start menu for Windows 8 adds touch support and more

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the free Windows 8 version of Pokki, which adds its own version of a Start menu to the desktop, has had over three million downloads since the launch of Microsoft's latest OS. Today, its developer Sweetlabs has announced a new version of Pokki that adds some new features to the mix.

The Pokki blog reveals that one of the new additions is optimized support for the Start menu and apps for touchscreens. Sweetlabs says, "We’ve made a subtle refresh to the Pokki Menu interface to strike a better balance between clicking and touching, and now you can point, swipe, and scroll with your finger in the Pokki Menu and Pokki apps on your touch-enabled device."

The new version of Pokki has also been reworked so it will look good when used on the higher pixel density displays that will likely be available on a number of Windows 8 PCs later this summer, such as the 3840x2560 display on the upcoming Panasonic 20-inch Windows 8 tablet. The full release notes for the new version are available to check out, which include a number of bug fixes along with adding support for the Unity3D game engine for app developers.

Source: Sweetlabs | Image via Sweetlabs

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