Start Menu Organizer

Start Menu Organizer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    106,803
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 15, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    131
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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It is frequently the case that Start menu enhancements turn out not to be enhancements at all, but ugly, clunky, annoying modifications that we can't wait to get rid of. Start Menu Organizer, however, is a thing of beauty. It's incredibly intuitive, does exactly what it says it will without a bunch of useless extra features, and performs a truly valuable service.

Take a look at your Start menu. Is the All Programs tab a clutter of random stuff with no rhyme or reason? Start Menu Organizer can help. The program's interface is simple and clean, requiring no explanation. The program provides users with premade folders with such labels as Games, Internet, Utilities, and so on, and users simply move each application in their Start menu into the appropriate folder. Users can create custom folders as well. The result is a Start menu organized into neat categories, a place for everything and everything in its place. Start Menu Organizer doesn't contain a bunch of extra features, and it doesn't need to. In addition to organizing the Start menu, it deletes dead shortcuts, and users can create a backup of their original Start menu in case they need to restore it for some reason. The program also supports seven different languages. That's all it does, and all it needs to do. The built-in Help file explains all of the program's functions, but we doubt many users will need to consult it.

Start Menu Organizer is free. It comes as a ZIP file, but it installs and uninstalls without issues. We strongly recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"perfect; free!"

March 10, 2013  |  By promytius

 |  Version: Start Menu Organizer 1.5

Pros

small, fast, easy, totally intuitive (when do you get that these days?)

Cons

There is nothing fancy about this utility - is that a negative?

Summary

Perfect. Replaces ALL M$ menus with a sane, clear, logical, fast, easy way to get to your programs in a couple of clicks. Display is easily put into sub-dirs that only show what YOU put in there.
It's a work of art!

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4 stars

"Makes my windows start menu fast!."

November 09, 2012  |  By Blackdoraemon360

 |  Version: Start Menu Organizer 1.5

Pros

This application helps me to sort my apps in windows start menu, also it makes my start menu starts faster when I click on start menu on start-up.

Cons

I'm not recommend to anyone to get pro version of that apps, creating a new categories makes mess on your start menu and confusing you. Also, if you update your application vie standalone setup, the app's start menu folder will come back outside, you need to overwrite it where the category keeps your favourite apps to keep clean your start menu by using this application again.

Summary

I suggest to anyone should use this Winstep application in free version only, you don't need to try any Winstep apps than this, except if you have it's popular app 'Nexus Dock', if your PC are a bit faster. It's extremely recommended to sort your apps in start menu.

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4 stars

"This IS good and Helpful but with a few issues"

April 08, 2012  |  By Imogen7Ryan

 |  Version: Start Menu Organizer 1.5

Pros

I love it that you can put your large range of programs into categories and rename them as well. It tidied up my programs into about 10 chosen categories for easy access to them.

Cons

It totally changed my Start menu which I didn't like. It isn't fully customizable and does what it pleases.

Summary

It is a very good bit of software but it has flaws. I did eventually un-install it and it kept my programs organized and my Start menu went back to how it should be so that was a plus and if it gets too much cluttered again I would re-install it, tidy up and then un-install it again.

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3 stars

"I just didn't like it!"

November 11, 2011  |  By lucid oldie

 |  Version: Start Menu Organizer 1.5

Pros

It's Free but there are better options out there.

Cons

It's too jumbled for my liking.

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4 stars

"Pretty Good, for most people"

November 11, 2011  |  By steen_cloud

 |  Version: Start Menu Organizer 1.5

Pros

Deletes dead shortcuts.
Give a simple UI for, well, organizing the start menu.

In general, does what it says.

Cons

Unless you're scared/cautious, you can do the same without a 3rd party app.

Summary

Personally, I find this useless to me, mainly because I know the folders housing the start menu contents, and freely modify them (to fit my needs).

But then, I also know a lot of other people would probably prefer an easy-to-use interface to organize their start menu, and/or a safe way to do so, both of which this program provides. So, in that case, this program isn't bad/useless.

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4 stars

"Works like a Charm"

October 03, 2011  |  By DF.

 |  Version: Start Menu Organizer 1.5

Pros

I've used this software for a while. It organizes, with your input, all the start menu items into about 8 categories, takes up only a little space in your "Programs" space and lists the categories for easy access.

Cons

Sometimes I feel that it's hard to reach a specific program, but if you try another category or two you can remember easilly.

Summary

I enjoy using this app, I've had no problems installing it or successive updates and my machine is running Windows 7 Pro X 64.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5
Version 1.5 improves compatibility with 64 bit versions of Windows in terms of detecting dead shortcuts.
General
Publisher Winstep Software Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.winstep.net/
Release Date March 10, 2011
Date Added March 15, 2011
Version 1.5
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.99MB
File Name organizer.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 106,803
Downloads Last Week 131
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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