8start Launcher is a free portable application launcher, created to be a convenient way to access applications rather than using windows start menu, quick launch and desktop. The Windows desktop can look messy if too many shortcuts are on it, windows start menu may become hard to access if too many applications are installed on the computer - 8Start Launcher provides is an effective way to handle these desktop challenges.
Now you can make your desktop wallpaper never be blocked by the icons, you never have to search program shortcuts in start menu. You can divide different programs into categories and groups, and access it by a single click.
8start Launcher includes a fast and beautiful Tree Notes feature, and also the countdown feature which is always visible in taskbar.
Organize shortcuts into groups and categories
Accessed by system tray, hotkey and middle mouse - Create and manange buttons fast and easy. Shortcuts, url favorites, files, folder, and application link can be defined easily
Launch applications and files fast and intuitive
Keeps the desktop clean, no more shortcuts block the view of your wallpaper
Portable with relative path defined supported, can be run in flash drive or install in harddisk.
Show program name / description when mouse over the icon
Quick access to the drive content by click the drive letter
Changeable skin with transpancy png format supported, 30+ beautiful skins available for download
Able to use picture files .jpg, .png, .ico, .bmp, .gif as button icon
Individual customizable button style. Link to the application, favorite documents, music files, folders.... intuitively by apply the most suitable style
Auto download website favicon to local for url type button. Url icon still available if the internet cached have been deleted.
Launcher auto shrink to fit number of icons
Whole new concept of launching your applications and files