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Aston Menu Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Aston Menu

Aston Menu is Windows start menu replacement with the enhanced functionality.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 460 (57%) 344 (43%) 51 comments

Aston Menu was available as a giveaway on May 3, 2010!

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Aston Menu is a feature-rich Windows start menu replacement with the enhanced functionality. Absolutely all Aston Menu elements are skinnable and can be animated, which makes it yet more attractive. It supports animation and sound effects.

Aston Menu increases productivity, it is easy to use and safe to remove. It can be populated with many useful widgets like Clock, Calendar, Recycle bin, Disks, Search, Top Programs, Weather, RSS and other. Aston Menu provides fast and convenient search for files on local disks and for information in the Internet. It is resource-friendly and supports many languages, Unicode, XML and drag'n'drop operation.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 (x32 and x64)


Gladiators Software



File Size:

11.4 MB



Comments on Aston Menu

The Good
* Straightforward and easy to use.
* Allows users to easily "skin" the start menu.
o There are many skins available to pick from.
* Has widget support for the start menu; users can easily drag + drop widgets around as they please.
* Allows users to customize the entries present in the start menu.
* Gives users the option to show entries as folders or as menus.
* Incorporates the ability to do a Google search in addition a desktop search.
* Comes with basic hotkey modifying features.

The Bad
* Users are limited to a select number of entries that can be added to the start menu - no custom entry option.
* Needs an ability to directly add entries to the "Top Programs" list.
* No undo/redo feature when editing start menu entries.
* No hotkey support for switching between Google search and desktop search.

Free Alternatives
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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  May 3rd, 2010 at 07:02 am
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Too tired to critique, but will say I like it. Running it in my XP VM. Just wish the shell skin option would have been included too, but I guess that the twist with this giveaway is: to get the user to "shell out" money for it. lol

Thanks again GAOTD for another cool (though not going to be liked by some) feature to add to an otherwise mundane XP startmenu. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lyle  –  May 3rd, 2010 at 07:56 am
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Installed & ran OK in Win 7 x64 (I'm administrator). This definitely has possibilities but it will take some adjusting of it & me. See the videos on the manufacture's site for info.

Reply   |   Comment by Marshall  –  May 3rd, 2010 at 07:56 am
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