Pokki

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.266.0.377
  • Total Downloads:
    28,965
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    783.83KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    71
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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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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3 stars

"Useful for Non-Tablet Users"

February 23, 2015  |  By Jacqueline Goodison

 |  Version: Pokki 0.266.0.377

Pros

This program is not a virus. Lenovo is installing it on its new laptops. Windows 8 is for the smartphone/tablet environment users, and inconvenient to those of us who like keyboards and shortcuts more than fingers and swipes. Windows 8 doubles my time for doing simple tasks, and Pokki reduced it. I think the people who think they have viruses or malware are downloading apps or games from Pokki that might have issues, and the issue is the app, not Pokki. I don't use games, and have had no problems with Pokki. I found it kept me organized, I could work faster, and benefit from some of its useful productivity apps and had no problem with adware. I've used both Avast and AVG. Hate McAffee and delete McAffee as soon as I get a new laptop if it's on there. And just a note, I stopped using download.cnet shortly after they changed hands because they had invasive bloatware attached to their downloads now. Pokki is a useful app. I believe the games are the problem, not Pokki.

Cons

I'm not a fan of the update with the house icon change.

Summary

If you're a keyboard person and not a swiper, and not a fan of Windows 8, you should give Pokki a try.

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1 stars

"Just like Maleware with annoying popups."

December 28, 2014

 |  Version: Pokki 0.266.0.377

Pros

Nothing, may be for those who cannot educate them self about windows 8

Cons

It Installs some other softwares without your knowledge. It eats CPU and advertise games with annoying popups. When I uninstalled it, my touch pad on laptop stop working. I have to re-install windows software and the first thing I did was to uninstall Pokki using control panel. Wondering why Toshiba install pokki by default.

Summary

I should have given no star on the rating but unfortunately you have to five one star minimum. Hate it, wasted my so many hours by re installing windows 8 and other software and files, I usually use.

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5 stars

"Not at all as bad as others are saying"

October 01, 2014  |  By StevenLimbrick

 |  Version: Pokki 0.266.0.377

Pros

If you know how to use it and set it in the settings to your way of use then no problem. Spend a few minutes just at the settings and you will see how easy it is. NO VIRUSES NO MALWARE NO GAMES. I don't know where the others are downloading from or are not checking what they are downloading. Always check anything you download carefully. Check the ticks and the agreements as they always/usually give you options.

Cons

None. Once you set it up which is easy as most of it is done for you. Just choose how you want it to look.

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1 stars

"DO NOT INSTALL, I REPEAT DO NOT INSTALL VIRUS."

May 10, 2014  |  By desc36

 |  Version: Pokki 0.266.0.377

Pros

Do not install, this is a virus passing itself as an app.

Cons

Virus passing itself as an app., this piece of crap got auto installed with Firefox.

Summary

What a mess it's made of my PC, it downloaded with Firefox, and also with ransom ware. Warriors of Ireland a so called game which is a ransom ware which locks your PC until you pay these scumbags. I was lucky I prevented the files from executing, and was lucky I had malwarebytes to clean this scum ware out of my PC. Install at your own risk, but I would run an anti spyware app if I were you.

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1 stars

"Slowed down my computer and flagged up s malicious"

April 02, 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 stars

"instantly disliked this when"

March 02, 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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Pokki
Publisher web site http://www.pokki.com
Release Date December 09, 2013
Date Added December 09, 2013
Version 0.266.0.377
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 783.83KB
File Name Pokki_PokkiSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,965
Downloads Last Week 71
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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