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

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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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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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I'm using StartIsBack+ on Windows 8.1. 044.gif

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

Always the best... :yes:

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

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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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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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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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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...

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Happy with windows 8 and 8.1 as it.

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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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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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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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Classic Shell - free is the best

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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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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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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.nsaneforums.com/topic/187968-iobit-start-menu-8-v130-freeware/?hl=%2Biobit+%2Bstart+%2Bmenu

:)

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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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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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nop check here.

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

Any time ;)

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nop check here.

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

Any time ;)

read a lil abt it bt dont think i will try, cos its the same like the others... <_<

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nop check here.

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

Any time ;)

read a lil abt it bt dont think i will try, cos its the same like the others... <_<

What type of Start menu program are you searching for?? :think:

every program is more or less similar in UI and options...

The only one option remaining is to try every program you have listed and then judge it by yourself... :D

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nop check here.

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

Any time ;)

read a lil abt it bt dont think i will try, cos its the same like the others... <_<

What type of Start menu program are you searching for?? :think:

every program is more or less similar in UI and options...

The only one option remaining is to try every program you have listed and then judge it by yourself... :D

LOL! i cant try all of these... :( that is the reason why i posted over here for you.

Alot of you may have tried it. so will give me a review about it.

I only need one which support 3rd party themes. am creating a startorb ico - but it wont fit with the ones i have tried.

The only option left for me is to revert back to my default start orb by MS and see if i can get a replacer to change the default Win start orb.

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am using start8 since win8

and even now on win 8.1

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

Always the best... :yes:

this.

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