Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by Island Dog | Discussion: Personal Computing
If you are a Windows 10 user, we have a great set of apps that can help you customize and enhance your user experience. The best part is, this can be done for under $5 each!
Below is a quick overview of each app and what it can do to improve your Windows 10 experience.
Start10 is one of Stardock's most popular apps for Windows 10. It is an alternative Start menu that brings additional customization and functionality to the Windows 10 Start menu. If you prefer the look of the Windows 7 Start menu, you can configure that style using Start10. You can even apply custom Start buttons for even more individuality.
Start10 also gives you the ability to maintain the "All Programs" folder metaphor, filter searches in the Start menu, and even integrates with Stardock Fences, another popular desktop application.
ShadowFX lets you add custom drop shadows to Windows 10. You can choose from a variety of pre-made shadows that are included with ShadowFX, or you can design and use your own custom shadows. Additional shadows can also be downloaded from WinCustomize.com. ShadowFX is great to use when you have windows stacked on each other, as it helps you distinguish between the windows.
Launch is a stationary dock that is designed to be used in the Windows 10 Start screen. This allows you to quickly launch applications right from the dock and use docked app jump lists for even quicker access. Launch can be positioned at the top or bottom of the screen and will always stay in place when you swipe left or right in the Start screen. This is a very useful tool when working in Tablet mode in Windows 10.
These are just a few examples of the many desktop enhancements we have available for Windows users. You can see all the rest of our apps here. I also recommend taking a look at Object Desktop, the suite of desktop apps which include all of the apps mentioned above.
Learn more about Object Desktop here.