Thursday, August 23, 2012

Now available new app, 'Start'!


Now on Android, use the 'Start' menu of MS Windows!
free version
paid version

video

This application is designed by a motive from the 'Start' menu for Windows series.
Have you ever had some difficulties to search or manage applications installed on your device?
This app supports very similar user interface to 'Start' menu of MS Windows. So you can search and manage all applications easily.
The application drawer will be successfully replaced by this.

* Main features

 - Very similar UI to Windows Start menu
 - pin apps to the favorites list
 - hot apps list
 - decorate panel by adding a widget
 - hide, app info, uninstall, folder
 - various skins: Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS...


* Screenshots

 - replacing app drawer on GO launcher.


- skins (Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS)





27 comments:

  1. Nice application.
    But size of menu and fonts are to small on 540x960 screen resolution. Is any way to customize them?

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  2. how do you change the icon? I go through the settings and choose a png image but it always stays the default.

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    1. This app does not support icon replacement yet.

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    1. I can help you. sent you an email. waiting for an answer.

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  4. I stumbled upon this, it looks very cool, but:

    in the "wizard for start" I see the option "user folder". I assume I can create one (or more?) extra folders, like "camera", "news" etc. in which I can store one or more shortcuts. Google Play states:

    ...predefined group such as starred, hot, hidden and more....


    How? I can't find any way to add folder?

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    1. You can create user folder on 'Start menu'. You can see the two user folders, 'System' and 'The Others', in the second screenshot of this post. Just try to click 'select' on side menu to create a user folder.
      To know about the 'predefined groups', just create a shortcut for it into your home and try to open it. You can learn easily about it.

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  5. How do I get the weather to show in the start menu like it does in these screen shots?

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    1. Create a widget in Preference > widget. It's 'Fancy widget' you can get from the store.

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  6. When will swedish come as language?

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  7. All I see is the favorites at the top. And when pressing All Programs at the bottom, they're all there.
    But the list of programs is else empty! And no clue anywere how to populate it:(
    The wizard can create different stuff, but they all go to the desktop, not to the start menu:(
    I give up.

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    1. Sorry for the difficulties to use.

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    2. Actually, after reboot the apps started to show up in the start menu after launching them:)
      But I still don't see any folders, as "System" or "The others".
      And when I in the wizard select to create a shortcut for user folder, the screen is just black (except for "Start-folder" at top)
      I'm using a Galaxy W, 2.3.6

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    3. You can make your folders by clicking 'select' on side menu. Try it. :)

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    4. Yes, among All Applications I find select, and yes, it's possible to create folders quite easy actually.
      I was just stupid.
      /Many thanks
      Lars

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    1. The icons are currently a bit too small.
      It would be great if the start menu could cover the whole screen, and as a concequence, the options on the right hand side moved to the phone menu button.

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    2. Try to check 'Big size' in preference.

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    3. yes I did, and yes it helps a bit, but still smaller than in ordinary application drawer.
      Would it be difficult for Start Menu to cover the whole screen?

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    4. As said in the post, this is Windows start menu-oriented. Whole screen UI is different direction.

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  9. Great App this is! Thank you very much!
    When i now purchase the App, do i need to uninstall the free version first? If yes, how can I save the settings I made in the free version?

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    1. Currently 'Start menu' does not support backup/restore. So sorry.
      If your device has been rooted, you could copy and paste all data files.

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    2. Luckily I didn't configure that much yet. Thanks for the quick response. And I bought the paid version :-)

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    3. Thank you. :) I will support you with continuous updates.

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