Windows 8 Start Menu Replacements Pokki And Stardock Announces Millions Of Downloads

Microsoft removed the Start button from Windows 8 for the good, but still many people want it back. Since Microsoft is not providing any solution to bring back the old Start menu, 3rd party software like Pokki and Stardock are taking advantage of that.

Today Stardock’s Start8 got updated to v1.1 with many improvements and features such as multi-monitor support for the Start button, custom places support, additional languages, and more. Stardock also announced that over 3 million people have downloaded their Start8 software since launch.

Here are some of the new features added in the new release:

•Added drag & drop including rearranging items in the all programs tree.
•Added rename support in the tree
•Added feature : Folders pinned to the startmenu allow you to view the first X items as a jumplist
•Added opening Winkey+X menu option instead of start menu
•Added feature : Custom places locations. Add a Dropbox location for example.
•Additional language support

Pokki, another start menu replacement has announced 1.5 million downloads since its launch. Even Pokki team have updated their software with new update bringing Improved app/program search, new theme support, refreshed layout and design and more.

Check them out in the source links below.

Source: Stardock, Pokki via: Neowin

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