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Pokki

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Pokki creates a window on your desktop that lets you pin, organize, and browse apps like you would on a smartphone. Through Pokki's intuitive and attractive interface, you can have quick access to all of your apps without having to clutter up your desktop. You can also sort your apps into categories and organize them by page so that they're easier to find than ever.

Once you've installed Pokki, you can access it through the quick-launch icon that will appear next to your Start menu. Clicking that icon will bring up a window with multiple pages where you can pin any apps you'd like. There is also a search bar for searching your own apps, as well as a feature that lets you search the App Store. And across the bottom of the window, you'll find quick links to some of the most popular apps in the store at the moment. The display window, itself, is customizable in terms of size and color theme. There are also quite a few languages supported, including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, English, and several others.

When configuring your settings, you can select where notifications show up, whether you want the popular apps displayed at the bottom of the window, and whether or not you want Web results displayed when you use the search function. Overall, this app performs well and has a nice set of features. It's also free, which means it's definitely worth giving it a try if you're looking for a new way to organize your apps.

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  • All versions:

    2.7 stars

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current version:

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Slowed down my computer and flagged up s malicious"

    April 2, 2014  |   By LittleL88

    Version: Pokki 0.266.0.377

    Pros

    Does what it says it will do

    Cons

    Very bloated and memory hungry. My Computer kept running out of memory when I had this program installed. Also McAfee flagged up 4 security issues upon installing the program, although it was able to remove them and the program still worked.

    Summary

    Avoid.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "instantly disliked this when"

    March 2, 2014  |   By rogermanawatu

    Version: Pokki 0.266.0.377

    Pros

    It is not a virus and it did download and install,

    but
    I saw that it was advertizing sleezy looking gaming apps,
    the one thing I avoid on my computers, since they are addictive, time wasting and bad for kids.

    Cons

    1. it is not really the start button, as it treats computing as a raft of trendy apps, rather than a list of Programs that you use to get things done. I am not a tablet user and I not into win8 metro at all
    2. I am very sensitive about having programs that continually advertise things and products, so I really fon't like this in my face, right on my start menu.
    3.

    Summary

    I used it for 2 minutes and then looked up how to uninstall. It was recommended by Lenovo, shame on them. it is gone now, and StartIsBack is back as the Start Button. I feel sorry for Microsoft in a way, in my opinion they started off well and then got too big. People are going to find the money to go Apple, Chrome, Android and Ubuntu and avoid the trendy very annoying and expensive world of Microsoft. The other thing I don't get about MS is the price of Office, really expensive for what it is. they expect the average user to shell out hundreds of dollars every few years for a new suite, that has had a few tweaks.
    Back to Pokki. Poooki spooky advertware. Apart from my instant dislike to Pokki, I see that others are quite impressed with it because it gives back a start button to Win 8 .
    I strongly recommend StartIsBack, to restore your windows experience. there are others, and they only cost $3, which is worth it.

    MS are just totally ignoring the outrage they have created by getting us very proficient at Start button, Programs and away you go, then suddenly removing it and making it go away. They are saying to all their old customers, go away, we only care about tablet and touchscreen users now. MS is desperate to become the new Tablet King, but they are going to end up as the King of Bling, and get thrown away.
    I personally and saving up to buy a MacbookPro to get away from MS Office, virus's and heavy maintenance problems with MS. I installed Ubuntu on all the schools computers to help deal with all our virus problems that the students were having and am very happy

    Updated on Mar 2, 2014

    Pokki was easy to uninstall, BUT it left a lot of registry entries. I got rid of them and found to my dismay that my normal windows startup was broken. It hung and went black after logon, sooo ofter doing a system restore it got fixed. Pokki is risky and flakey, I don't recommend it. Get another Start Button and pay $3 for one that behaves like Win 7 instead. Save up and buy MAC

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