Category Archives: Auxiliary & Enhance

[v2.9.16, v1.7.6, v2.1.2] StartIsBack – Call classic Start Menu back to Windows 8/8.1/10

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StartIsBack (StartIsBack+, StartIsBack++, AKA: StartIsBack Plus, StartIsBack Plus Plus) is a series of auxiliary desktop enhancement software, specially designed for replacing the gaudy and notorious Metro UI of Window 8/8.1/10 with Windows XP/7’s classic and efficient start menu (has the most popular style and function) – which process can also be referred to as “Restore the classic start menu”.

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[v20.10] Winstep Nexus – Advanced docking system for Windows

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Winstep Nexus is a desktop beautification and navigation software highly imitating the Dock system of Mac OS X. It’s similar to the Y’z Dock in functionality, but offers a fancier and friendlier user interface (coming with dozens of themes), and makes your desktop experience more lively and interesting. In addition, it also provides many prominent and cool features that only come with Mac OS, such as widgets, multiple mouse-over effects, skins, drag operations, icon reflections, blurry backgrounds, system trays, taskbars, etc.

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[v4.5] Folder Marker – Change folder icon with color-coded and image-coded icon

One of the problems that every computer user faces is that as the number of folders grows, finding folders becomes increasingly difficult and inefficient. Because in Windows, all folders look almost exactly the same (both look and color) by default, and the only thing that can distinguish them is the folder name. Even the most reasonable folder organization can’t solve the problem from the root, because the human eye and brain can’t process text information as fast as colors and images.

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[v8.x] ZMover – Desktop layout manager for application windows

We usually have no control over where programs are displayed on the desktop when we launch them. If we need to have many programs/windows open at the same time and display them all on the same desktop, then we have to adjust them to the desired size and place them in place one by one. For people who use computers for work, such operations are repeated almost every day. If you don’t think Windows’ own window management capability is powerful enough, try ZMover.

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PowerToys – Microsoft official system utilities to maximize productivity on Windows

PowerToys is a set of free and practical system tools set specially designed for advanced Windows users to tweak and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity, developed by Microsoft. These utilities add or change features to maximize productivity or add more customizations to the system functionality.

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[v2.0] Macro Recorder – Record mouse and keyboard actions for infinite replay

Macros can be seen as a script that consists of a sequence of instructions used to perform a specified task. There are many kinds of macros, among which keyboard and mouse macros are the most common, mainly include mouse movements, mouse clicks and keystrokes. To increase productivity and avoid repetitive tasks, using macros to automate computer operation is the most common and effective solution.

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[v3.1.0] Fences – Desktop shortcuts & icons automatic organizer

Stardock‘s Fences can be regarded as one favorite of computer users with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). If you’re used to place many files or shortcuts on desktop, then Fences is absolutely a good helper should not be missed. It can reorganize your desktop icons in a perfect order, thus greatly improve your daily work efficiency.

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