Winstep Start Menu Organizer is a program used for organizing and cleaning the Windows Start Menu. It can be used to sort Start Menu shortcuts into specific categories such as Office, Utilities, Internet and more. The program is available in two editions – Free version and Pro version.
The program’s interface is composed of three main panels – Categories Panel, Current Category Panel and Uncategorized Items Panel. The Categories Panel displays the 10 predefined categories available in the program. The Current Category Panel displays all the items included in a selected category and the Uncategorized Items Panels displays all the items that aren’t listed in any of the categories. When sorting Start Menu items, the user only have to move, re-arrange or delete the selected item/s on a certain chosen category. The application will not change anything from the Start Menu unless the “Apply” button is clicked.
Winstep Start Menu Organizer can also be used to delete dead shortcuts. These shortcuts are those that are left behind when a program is uninstalled from the system. The application also offers Start Menu Backup and Restore feature. This feature allows users to backup the present Start Menu state and has the option to restore this state if needed. It also includes the Update Manager, which is capable of searching, downloading and installing new versions of programs.
When using the Pro version, it is also possible to manage the categories by creating custom categories, deleting categories, renaming categories or adding subcategories.