1. Software utilities

  2. Task Bar, Start Menu & Explorer

Launchy 2.5

A useful start menu replacement that launches programs and documents with just a few keystrokes

Publisher: Launchy  Rating: 10.0 out of 10 (10 votes)

7stacks 1.5b2

Store piles of icons in the taskbar or toolbar of your Windows-based computer to reduce screen clutter

Publisher: Alastria  Rating: 6.8 out of 10 (15 votes)

Win8Off 1.3

Easily add shortcuts to the desktop and Metro Screen of your Microsoft Windows 8-based PC

Publisher: LOLametro 

Launcher 2.3.3

Simple program manager that allows users to configure and launch shortcuts

Publisher: Microsys  Rating: 4.9 out of 10 (19 votes)

Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 8.1

Tool that creates shortcuts and grants easy access to commonly used programs on a home screen

Publisher: CircleDock  Rating: 7.5 out of 10 (55 votes)

DeskPins 1.32

Add one of several pins to the desktop

Publisher: Joonas “Regalis” Rikkonen  Rating: 7.6 out of 10 (207 votes)

8Start Launcher 3.0

Utility for creating a custom shortcut menu

Publisher: 8start  Rating: 6.4 out of 10 (143 votes)

7 Sidebar Gadget 1.50

A program for Windows 7 that supports many different types of sidebar applications and displays 

Publisher: Helmut Buhler  Rating: 7.1 out of 10 (41 votes)

XStart 2.4.1

Make life a lot easier with this program that launches and closes programs instantly 

Publisher: Roxip  Rating: 3.3 out of 10 (6 votes)

Pokki 1.0

Extension for Windows PCs that creates an app-like interface

Publisher: Sweetlabs Inc.  Rating: 7.8 out of 10 (167 votes)