Despite being available having a paid license, StartIsBack remains among the best third-party Start menu apps for Windows 10, which era prepares it for that upcoming debut of Windows 10 version 2004.
The update to version 2.9 also introduces support for colorful application icons to be shown in the taskbar and the Start menu and adds a passionate hotkey to terminate the foreground application when it’s no more responding.
Start menu apps in Windows 10
Third-party Start menu apps continue to be rather popular in Windows 10 despite Microsoft itself further refining this selection in the latest feature updates for that operating system.
But at the same time, it’s also no secret that those who upgrade from Windows 7 are trying to find a more familiar Start menu look, so apps like StartisBack might help them switch the modern appearance of Windows 10, with live tiles and everything, using the original design in the 2009 operating-system.
A substantial number of users is anticipated to help make the switch from Windows 7 to Windows 10, as the end of support is projected to become reached next week on the 14th. The January 14 Patch Tuesday would be the last one for Windows 7.
Start menu apps have become particularly popular a long time ago when Windows 8 was the latest OS version from Microsoft. At that time, Windows 8 shipped without a Start menu along with a Start button (the latter returned using the release of Windows 8.1), so users considered such apps to reinstate this beloved feature within the OS.
The most popular freeware Start menu app, Classic Shell, has been discontinued in the meantime.