Top 15 ModernStart Alternative and Similar Softwares | May 2017

ModernStart is a free software that enables you open the Start screen and also Windows 8 apps in desktop mode. Users need to use Ctrl + Shift + K hotkey to run an app in desktop mode and then Ctrl + Shift + R hotkey to restore the full-screen.

Before you jump to download page, please remember that this software is in alpha stage and is far from complete. Also note that the current alpha build doesn’t add close, minimize and maximize buttons to apps. So, in many ways, the current build of the app isn’t ready for every day use. The developer is working hard to add new functionalities.

1. RocketDock

RocketDock RocketDock is a Mac OS X dock clone. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock. Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows......

2. Bumptop

Bumptop BumpTop is a fun, intuitive, 3D desktop that keeps you organized and makes you more productive. It combines the look and feel of a real desk with the power of your PC.It used to be hosted at http://bumptop.com/ but since it was bought by Google, it has become......

3. 360desktop

360desktop 360desktop is free software that extends Windows as a 360 degree workspace, plus an online environment for creating interative 360 degree wallpaper, with a gallery and a widget platform, for sharing your favorite 360's with everybody.Features: extends the Windows desktop as a 360 degree workspace, online platform for creating interactive......

4. ModernMix

ModernMix Run Modern (Metro) apps in a window on your desktop with ModernMix- Run modern applications in resizable windows on your desktop- Easily switch between windowed, maximized, and fullscreen- Quickly close running moderns apps with the new 'x' overlay- Pin modern applications to the desktop taskbar......

5. Partition Magic

Partition Magic PartitionMagic WAS a computer program for hard disk drive partitioning. The program was running on Microsoft Windows operating systems before Vista or from a bootable CD-ROM and enabled creation and modification of partitions. Existing partitions could be resized without loss of data.......

6. Nerdtool

Nerdtool Nerdtool allows you to display many things directly on top of your desktop; weather reports, headline news, and system vitals are just a few uses.Nerdtool is capable of displaying shell outputs with ANSI escaped formatting, but can also manipulate the final output's colors, size, and font. If more intricacy is......

7. BURG

BURG burg is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB . It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/FreeBSD, etc. It also has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode.......

8. DM2

DM2 DM2 provides several Windows enhancements that may help in every-day work. One of the nicest and most popular features of DM2 is minimizing windows to floating icons® (unique feature!) freeing both task bar and tray bar space. Moreover, DM2 can manipulate windows in various ways: minimize to tray, make them......

9. MeeGo

MeeGo MeeGo is an open source, Linux based OS project which brings together the Moblin project, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia, into a single open source activity. MeeGo integrates the experience and skills of two significant development ecosystems, versed in communications and computing technologies. The MeeGo project believes......

10. ShellEnhancer

ShellEnhancer NuonSoft ShellEnhancer is a powerfull utility designed to enhance the default shell of Windows. Learn more about ShellEnhancer.......

11. mint4win

mint4win mint4win is a Windows installer for Linux Mint. If you run Microsoft Windows, insert the Live CD and a program called mint4win will launch automatically. This program is an installer for Linux Mint which runs on Windows. It installs Linux Mint within a file on one of your partitions and......

12. Process Scanner

Process Scanner With ProcessScanner Uniblue takes the perspiration and guesswork out of researching the processes running on your PC. ProcessScanner not only generates a detailed list of the items already running on your PC, it then goes on to give you valuable information as to the programs these are associated with. Furthermore......

13. VeBest Icon Groups

VeBest Icon Groups VeBest Icon Groups is a powerful, but easy to use and rich in animation utility. VeBest Icon Groups is a software, intended for just creative and occupied people who extremely value every spare minute and who don't want to search for the icon to launch the desired software or open......

14. MKN TaskExplorer

MKN TaskExplorer MKN TaskExplorer is a Windows Task Manager replacement packed with options, system information, and pretty graphs. Weve highlighted tons of alternative task managers in the past, but TaskExplorer still manages to stand out with a great, uncluttered interface and easy to read stats.......

15. Alt-Tab Thingy

Alt-Tab Thingy If you are not familiar with the Alt-Tab task switcher in Windows, its a keyboard short-cut (hot-key) to enable fast switching between applications/windows. This feature has been in Windows since Windows 3.0 and is largely unchanged since Windows 95! Alt-Tab Thingy is a replacement to add brand new features to......