WinStep unveils Nexus and Extreme 18.10, raises prices for first time
October 12, 2018 – 07:53 | Comments Off on WinStep unveils Nexus and Extreme 18.10, raises prices for first time
WinStep unveils Nexus and Extreme 18.10, raises prices for first time

WinStep Software Technologies has announced a $5-10 price rise across its entire range, the first since the company launched in 1999. This follows on from the company’s recent updates to its flagship products with the …

WinStep Nexus Dock and Extreme 18.5 unveil major Dock improvements
June 1, 2018 – 10:37 | Comments Off on WinStep Nexus Dock and Extreme 18.5 unveil major Dock improvements
WinStep Nexus Dock and Extreme 18.5 unveil major Dock improvements

WinStep Software Technologies has updated its flagship products, WinStep Nexus Dock and WinStep Extreme, to version 18.5. Despite the point release, WinStep is billing this as a “massive release”.
Docks are now accessible through NextSTART while the …

Build the perfect portable toolkit with SyMenu
January 26, 2015 – 09:08 | Comments Off on Build the perfect portable toolkit with SyMenu
Build the perfect portable toolkit with SyMenu

If you regularly work on other people’s PCs then it can be wise to bring along some software of your own.
Add portable Firefox and GIMP to a USB stick, say, and you won’t need to …

Labrys is an alternative Start Menu for Windows 7+
January 22, 2015 – 07:55 | Comments Off on Labrys is an alternative Start Menu for Windows 7+
Labrys is an alternative Start Menu for Windows 7+

Microsoft’s decision to drop the Start Menu in Windows 8 persuaded many developers to produce their own alternatives, and there’s no shortage of free options to explore (Classic Shell is probably still the best)
Finding yet …

IObit’s Start Menu 8 v2.0 now available
December 23, 2014 – 07:19 | Comments Off on IObit’s Start Menu 8 v2.0 now available
IObit’s Start Menu 8 v2.0 now available

IObit has announced the release of Start Menu 8 v2.0, its free alternative Start menu for Windows XP and later.
Significant enhancements include options to display recently opened items for individual applications, and a “Restart to …

IObit releases Start Menu 8 v2.0 beta
November 18, 2014 – 08:15 | Comments Off on IObit releases Start Menu 8 v2.0 beta
IObit releases Start Menu 8 v2.0 beta

IObit has released a first beta for Start Menu 8 v2.0, its free alternative Start Menu.
The improvements start with more comprehensive searching. Enter a file name and the program now crawls your entire drive for …

Spencer brings an XP-style Start menu to Windows 8
May 19, 2014 – 06:02 | Comments Off on Spencer brings an XP-style Start menu to Windows 8
Spencer brings an XP-style Start menu to Windows 8

If you’re still missing the Start Menu in Windows 8 – or even the more desktop-friendly 8.1 – then there are plenty of ways to bring it back (Classic Shell is probably our favourite).
It’s not …

Anvi OneStart is a Start Menu replacement with a (small) difference
April 30, 2014 – 11:23 | Comments Off on Anvi OneStart is a Start Menu replacement with a (small) difference
Anvi OneStart is a Start Menu replacement with a (small) difference

Anvisoft has released Anvi OneStart, a Start menu replacement for Windows 8.
If you’re thinking “not another one”, then we know what you mean, but this one is a little different: it can also be set …

FastKeys is an ultra-versatile PC automation tool
November 24, 2013 – 09:06 | One Comment
FastKeys is an ultra-versatile PC automation tool

When writing about new programs we’ll normally start with a general outline of what they do, but FastKeys ($9.99) makes that unusually difficult. It’s an highly versatile Windows automation program with support for several time-saving …

Classic Shell 3.9 beta enhances Windows 7-style Start Menu
July 26, 2013 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Classic Shell 3.9 beta enhances Windows 7-style Start Menu
Classic Shell 3.9 beta enhances Windows 7-style Start Menu

The “return of the Start button” in Windows 8.1 might not have delivered what everyone wanted, but it doesn’t really matter. If you need to bring the Start Menu back to Windows 8 then Classic …

Pokki 0.263 now fully touch-enabled, Unity 4-compatible
May 30, 2013 – 11:43 | Comments Off on Pokki 0.263 now fully touch-enabled, Unity 4-compatible
Pokki 0.263 now fully touch-enabled, Unity 4-compatible

SweetLabs Inc has just released a new version of Pokki, its ambitious Start Menu replacement and app framework. There are few visual changes – and not even that many in total – but the release …