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8start Launcher v3.0 Updated

billon on 8 Mar 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jun 2011
  • Suggested by Andy Goh

8start Launcher is an application launcher that organizes shortcuts into groups and categories. It can be accessed via the system tray, user-defined hotkey or middle mouse button, and helps to keep your desktop clean. It is fully-skinnable with transparent PNG support.

NOTE: Website is down, linking to

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 8start.exe.
What's new?
  • Drag and drop feature added. You can add in the button easily by drag the icon from Desktop, Start Menu, Windows Explorer and even Browser.
Latest comments
koresh on 2011-11-27 19:38

Hello everyone:) Sorry for my English.
Download link leads to
And if you click "download", then download the setup file.
Link to zip and instruction - "3 ways to install 8start Launcher in your flash drive" at the bottom of the page.

olliebean on 2019-03-08 16:29

The links are broken, but the app is still available from amongst other places.

olliebean on 2019-03-08 16:55

Sorry - regarding my previous comment, the version available from that link is the installer, not the zip package. But the program can be extracted with Universal Extractor, and is portable and stealth as far as I can tell.

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