Create your own Start Menu on steroids with this handy freeware. Menu Inventor's pull-down and pop-up laden interface is flexible and easy to navigate. Very novice users may have a little difficulty learning this application, but most will pick up its operation quickly. The user manual goes a great way toward explaining the program, but this is one of those applications experienced users like to dive into and use.
Menu Inventor sits on your desktop and doesn't replace your OS Start Menu. You control it and open other programs from the movable desktop button. Right-click the button and it opens a pop-up user-created menu of programs and controls. It resembles your Start menu, but items are arranged in any set of categories you choose. The easiest method to add links to the menu takes a pair of steps. Copy a shortcut or executable and then choose Paste from Clipboard on Menu Inventor. A dozen other functions make it easy to move, rename, add, delete applications and create new submenus. It's also easy to add hot keys for even quicker access.
Menu Inventor adds a skinnable interface for those unhappy with the default. This is an easy to recommend addition to the desktop of any user irritated with the inflexible Windows Start Menu.
From Micron Developers:
This menu manager is an alternative to Windows Start button. Fast, organized, with a KDE look-and-feel, and packed with features that will delight every Start-hater. Features: graphically very similar to Linux KDE menu, fully configurable menu structure, menu nesting supported, comfortable access editing to any file, quick batch adding, mouse and keyboard navigation, special menu items, movable trigger button. This product comes with 75 icons included. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
What's new in this version:
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
I love its customization features and user interface. Very nice manual as well compared to other free downloads. I've gotten to the point I can't live without it! It's a great way to get fast access to your most used programs.
If you have a million items on your start menu this is definitely the program for you. I've put it on all my computers. Highly recommended.