Tweak Windows 8 Apps and Alternatives

17 applications in this hubLast updated: Sep 5th 2018, 09:29 GMT

Unlike previous versions,

Windows 8 is not as versatile and customizable. In fact, the operating system cannot be configured out-of-the-box and seems to be lacking numerous features, the most notable being the traditional Start Button and the Start Menu.  

Then again, Windows 8 is still Windows and hence, you can use a wide selection of third-party applications to make suitable for your needs and preferences. If you are not satisfied with the appearance, then there are numerous tools on the market that allow you to bring back some of the features familiar in Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.

At the same time, you can enhance the overall stability and use a vast array of tweaks that allow you to adjust the icons, thumbnails, margin sizes and appearances. Other customization options worth mentioning include modifications to the Metro UI or adding various animated tweaks and transitions in the File Explorer.

 

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Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8

Metro UI Tweaker for Windows 8 1.0

Customize the Metro part of the Windows 8 interface so that it meets your needs and preferences us...

Sep 19th 2011, 08:45 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 56,567 downloads
  • 10.4 MB
Start8

Start8 1.56

Adds a Start Menu to Windows 8 to help you benefit from its advantages, while not compromising on ...

Aug 13th 2015, 13:37 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows Server 2012 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 23,410 downloads
  • 19 KB
Windows 8 Snap Enabler

Windows 8 Snap Enabler 1.0.0.0

Lightweight and simple-to-use application that lets you activate or deactivate the Snap feature in...

Sep 23rd 2011, 22:05 GMT
Windows 8
     
  • 7,671 downloads
  • 27 KB
Windows 8 Tweaker

Windows 8 Tweaker 1.1

A lightweight, portable and simple-to-use software application which enables you to unlock Windows...

Sep 25th 2011, 01:30 GMT
Windows 8
     
  • 1,061 downloads
  • 94 KB
Skip Metro Suite

Skip Metro Suite 3.1.0.0

Boot straight to the classic desktop while using your Windows 8 operating system by turning to thi...

Sep 5th 2018, 09:29 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 3,500 downloads
  • 3.65 MB
Windows8 Winset

Windows8 Winset 2012

An abundant set of cleaning and optimization tools dedicated to Windows 8 that can significantly b...

Mar 11th 2012, 05:51 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 6,977 downloads
  • 5.65 MB
ModernMix

ModernMix 1.22

Run Metro apps in windowed mode and not in full screen using this application, so as to be able to...

Aug 21st 2015, 00:43 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 5,193 downloads
  • 333 KB
Windows 8 Metro Disabler

Windows 8 Metro Disabler 0.9.1

Small-sized and portable tool that brings back the Windows 7 Start menu in Windows 8 by deactivati...

Dec 28th 2011, 10:30 GMT
Windows 8
     
  • 21,014 downloads
  • 11.6 MB
Windows 8 Manager

Windows 8 Manager 2.2.8

The complete solution to optimize, tweak, repair and clean up your Windows 8 installation on any p...

Sep 8th 2015, 05:10 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 5,101 downloads
  • 10.1 MB
RetroUI

RetroUI 4.0.1.0

This easy to use application allows users to bypass the Metro UI and access their programs and doc...

Jan 6th 2017, 21:14 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 2,701 downloads
  • 81 KB
Ribbon Icons Customizer

Ribbon Icons Customizer 1.0.0.0

Lightweight, portable and straightforward software application for turning the default ribbon icon...

May 3rd 2012, 15:19 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 2,827 downloads
  • 535 KB
Power Shortcuts

Power Shortcuts 1.1

A small tool that adds new items to the Quick Access Menu for helping you lock your screen, or sig...

Jun 12th 2012, 00:52 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 8,424 downloads
  • 577 KB
RecImg Manager

RecImg Manager 2.0.26222.34876

Backup Windows 8 and restore it whenever you want with this friendly yet powerful application soft...

Feb 16th 2013, 19:41 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 16,230 downloads
  • 1.1 MB
Power8

Power8 1.6.1 Build 1619

Simple-to-use software application that brings back the classic Windows 7 Start Menu to Windows 8 ...

Feb 25th 2018, 08:13 GMT
Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 3,087 downloads
  • 989 KB
Start Charming

Start Charming 1.42

This lightweight application allows you to tame the interface of the Windows 8 Start menu in order...

Jul 19th 2013, 08:42 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit
     
  • 30,854 downloads
  • 38.68 MB
Decor8

Decor8 1.08

Customize your Windows 8 Start screen

Aug 12th 2014, 14:46 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows Server 2012
     
  • 3,920 downloads
  • 33 KB
Metro Killer

Metro Killer 1.0

A simple-to-use and portable application that helps you disable the Windows 8 Metro User Interface...

Jan 9th 2013, 08:32 GMT
Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit