By Adrian Moerchen Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

A decent alternative to the Windows Start menu, JustStartIt aims to save time spent launching applications and programs, though some things failed to work during testing. The program, which docks in your system tray, lets you browse files and programs and add them to its main interface.

You can set up the files and programs to automatically launch at startup or simply type several letters into the box on top of the interface to launch. This approach is much easier than navigating and digging through the Start menu or Windows Explorer. However, hot key support would've been a nice addition to this free piece of software.

It's a shortcoming that JustStartIt is only able to launch EXE files. Also, we encountered an instance when the program generated an error. Despite those drawbacks, some users may find they prefer using JustStartIt instead of their PC's Start menu.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.2


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added August 30, 2006
Version 0.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


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Developer's Description

JustStartIt is a small Application, which allows you to start your favorite programs just by using your keyboard. It hides itself in the Windows system tray and comes to front using a global shortcut. Version 0.2 entries are modifiable Auto start-Function: Programs can auto start, when JSI starts Update-Check: JSI can automatically check for a newer version some Bug fixes.
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