JetStart Free 4.4

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"Launch Start Menu shortcuts fast and easy"

Overview

The Start menu found in every Windows operating system out there can get very cluttered and just a pain to work with, especially when time is of the essence. Users need quick access to their frequently used software products and tools and this is why organizing your Start menu should be a priority. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a tool that did exactly that? Well, you should be happy to find out that JetStart is a free and very useful utility that allows you to manage that busy Start menu by giving you access to multiple ways in which you can access your favorite programs. Let’s take a closer look at the features of JetStart.

Installation

Giving a whole new dimension to the definition of “lightweight”, the setup kit of JetStart barely measures 1MB and thus, you will be able to download and install it in a timely manner. There are no difficult steps to be found here as you just have to go through the simple wizard that asks you for the location on your hard drive where the tool is going to be installed. JetStart doesn’t come with adware/spyware or other installed programs and it works on all of the available versions of Windows operating systems.

Interface

Your Start menu is replaced by this utility and, as a result, everything is smoother, from surfing the internet to working in your favorite design or video tool. JetStart promised you quick access to your applications and the end result is worth it! The interface is clean, simple and gives you the power to arrange all of your programs just the way you like them! Novice users will simply love the accessibility JetStart is able to provide!

Pros

Your floating toolbar can be created by using JetStart and the simple technique known as drag and dropping can be successfully employed in order to organize your shortcuts. Even multiple programs can be launched either by using the available hotkeys or from the tray icon. What is more, a letter can be typed and then JetStart will offer all the programs matched to your key letter.

Next, you can launch the program, uninstall it or drag it to your desktop. It’s really simple! Moreover, the taskbar buttons on your desktop can be reordered just as easily! The recently accessed and categorized applications can also be viewed. There are certainly a lot of features packed into such a small package.

Cons

Some antivirus programs may see JetStart as a malware and thus try to remove it. rest assure though, it's completely safe to run it as proven by our scan test.

Alternatives

Let’s have a look at some of the alternatives to JetStart. Your Start menu can be replaced by other interesting software programs such as Mouse Extender, Launchy and FARR.

Conclusion

All in all, JetStart is a tool worth trying as it packs quite a lot of useful features that turn your boring Start menu into a more organized and user-friendly place. Launching your favorite applications has never been so easy or fast!

What's new in this version: Changed: JetStart window in the full mode little bigger now. Fixed: Few small bugs.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested JetStart Free on 5 Sep 2014 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
JetStart Free Antivirus Report
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