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Discussions: Which Start Button App do you use & which one is the best?

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#1 geeteam

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:02 AM

Since the release of Windows 8, Microsoft decided to remove the start button from the OS.

Ever since, a lot of developers has used that as an advantage to create apps to bring back the start bottom.

 

Microsoft thought of this and brought it back in Windows 8.1, yet still users are not appreciating it, and still want a start bottom app to replace Microsoft's start bottom.

 

I have come across a lot of start bottom apps - used most of them.

Day inn and Day out more and more start bottom apps is been released.

 

Which is the BEST?

 

BringBack

Wentutu Start Menu

Ex7forW8

Handy Start Menu

Start for Windows 8

RetroUI Pro

Samsung Quick Starter

StartFinity

Start Menu X

StartW8

Start Menu 8

StartMenuPlus8

Start Menu Reviver

ViStart

Win8StartButton

Win8Starter

StartButton Icon

Pokki

Stardock start8

Classic shell

StartIsBack

IObit Start Menu 8

 

Others(state with your reviews)

 

wiki

 

Let me know your mind below


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:08 AM

I've tried many start buttons and here my top choices from them
- StartIsBack ( Windows 8 ), StartIsBack+ ( Windows 8.1 );
- Classic Shell;
- Start8;
- Without start button
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#3 Roger D

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

StartIsBack..or StartIsBack+   :) Simple, light, fully featured and exact copy of Windows 7 Start button  :showoff:

 

Always the best... :yes:


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:17 AM

Lol...IMHO...StartIsBack/StartIsBack+ is the best..very light and unobtrusive..it made me switch from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 OS ...You can see my favourite apps in sig..

In a Microsoft default OS, I've found that the Windows Updates shortcut does not allow one to pin it to Start Menu - have been dragging-n-dropping it into StartIsBack, without complaints.

SIB is the best so far from what I've tried before, because it not run as services and still can see it on safe mode. :rolleyes: :yes: :)

 


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:25 AM

mmmh! interesting...  :unsure:  :unsure:  :unsure: i tried StartIsBack and i didn't like it... currently am using Start8 from stardock 


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:33 AM

mmmh! interesting...  :unsure:  :unsure:  :unsure: i tried StartIsBack and i didn't like it... currently am using Start8 from stardock 

Start8 is also similar program, but StartIsBack is very light and it doesn't run any background service for its execution. that's why the best :)


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:41 AM

Okay Guys, i don't know but i will need more reviews from others before i finally change my mind to switch


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:41 AM

 

mmmh! interesting...  :unsure:  :unsure:  :unsure: i tried StartIsBack and i didn't like it... currently am using Start8 from stardock 

Start8 is also similar program, but StartIsBack is very light and it doesn't run any background service for its execution. that's why the best :)

 

Okay - Roger D, Thanks


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:43 AM

mmmh! interesting...  :unsure:  :unsure:  :unsure: i tried StartIsBack and i didn't like it... currently am using Start8 from stardock 

lol..Have you activated it?if you haven't activated the license...i may give your share of activation to another nsaner who really needs/likes/wants to use SIB/SIB+...

 

Please reply as soon as possible...here/ via PM...

 

 


Edited by NSFfan, 26 October 2013 - 05:53 AM.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:44 AM

Happy with windows 8 and 8.1 as it.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:45 AM

Happy with windows 8 and 8.1 as it.

Which Start Bottom App do u use Bryan??? or u prefer default from MS???


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:54 AM

 

Happy with windows 8 and 8.1 as it.

Which Start Bottom App do u use Bryan??? or u prefer default from MS???

 

Default but when someone ask me to install a start bottom iobit Start Menu 8.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:58 AM

for me no start button Alternatives. Get used to new Start Screen, it's much better than decade old Start Button. IMHO using Old Start Buttons Menu in Windows 8/8.1 is like using symbian OS in your mobile phone when you have better options like ios, Android, Windows Phone 8. Dont stick to old theory, Start Exploring new possibilities thats the way to go.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:00 AM

Classic Shell - free is the best



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:03 AM

for me no start button Alternatives. Get used to new Start Screen, it's much better than decade old Start Button. IMHO using Old Start Buttons Menu in Windows 8/8.1 is like using symbian OS in your mobile phone when you have better options like ios, Android, Windows Phone 8. Dont stick to old theory, Start Exploring new possibilities thats the way to go.

Of course slimrock - i like that, but it might take time before you will get adapted to the new start screen, so people prefer going back to their old start bottom until when they finally decided to go back and and use the start screen. 


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:05 AM

 

 

Happy with windows 8 and 8.1 as it.

Which Start Bottom App do u use Bryan??? or u prefer default from MS???

 

Default but when someone ask me to install a start bottom iobit Start Menu 8.

 

iobit Start Menu 8 - which one is that - i thought iobit made download accelerators?  :(


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:14 AM

 

 

 

Happy with windows 8 and 8.1 as it.

Which Start Bottom App do u use Bryan??? or u prefer default from MS???

 

Default but when someone ask me to install a start bottom iobit Start Menu 8.

 

iobit Start Menu 8 - which one is that - i thought iobit made download accelerators?  :(

 

Check here..

http://www.nsaneforu...it +start +menu

 

:)


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:20 AM

 

 

 

Happy with windows 8 and 8.1 as it.

Which Start Bottom App do u use Bryan??? or u prefer default from MS???

 

Default but when someone ask me to install a start bottom iobit Start Menu 8.

 

iobit Start Menu 8 - which one is that - i thought iobit made download accelerators?  :(

 

nop check here.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:22 AM

 

 

 

 

Happy with windows 8 and 8.1 as it.

Which Start Bottom App do u use Bryan??? or u prefer default from MS???

 

Default but when someone ask me to install a start bottom iobit Start Menu 8.

 

iobit Start Menu 8 - which one is that - i thought iobit made download accelerators?  :(

 

nop check here.

 

seen - will have to take a look at it. thanks


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:27 AM


nop check here.

 

seen - will have to take a look at it. thanks

 

 

Any time ;)


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