Software that can be used as an alternative to Stardock Start8:
  • 19 votes
    StartIsBack returns Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7.
    • Trial
    • Windows 8
  • 12 votes
    Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but were later removed.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 29 votes
    StartW8 is a free but powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer desktop to modernUI? Would you like to logon directly to desktop? And than use Start menu for runnig your apps? Then it's right for you.
    • Adware
    • Windows (all)
  • 10 votes
    RetroUI allows you to see the Taskbar and Start button while the Windows 8 Start screen and when Apps are running.
    • Trial
    • Windows 8
  • 26 votes
    Somebody removed it, we bring it back: a Windows 8 start button + start menu.
    • Freeware
    • Windows 8
  • 3.2 / 5
    5 votes
    Start Button for Windows 8.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 5 / 5
    7 votes
    Pokki brings your favorite apps to your PC.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 5 / 5
    1 votes
    Are you missing the old Start Menu in Windows 8? Viva Start Menu has the solution!
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 5 / 5
    6 votes
    Free Traditional Start Menu Style for Use with Windows 8.
    • Adware
    • Windows (all)
  • 3.5 / 5
    2 votes
    The start menu replacer for Win8, styled and integrated inside taskbar.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • 5 / 5
    1 votes
    A free tool that we have developed to make the work with the Start menu much more convenient and efficient.
    • Freeware
    • Windows (all)
  • Not rated yet
    0 votes
    The new Spesoft Windows 8 Start Menu app provides Windows 8 users with a Windows 7 style start menu.
    • Adware
    • Windows (all)