We all know about new "Start Screen" introduced in Windows 8. It has replaced the Start menu in Windows 8. Start Screen shows live tiles of installed programs in Windows 8:
If you are a Windows XP, Vista or 7 users and want to enjoy a similar Start screen, here is something interesting for you.
"Newgen" is one of the best Start screen clone for Windows XP, Vista and 7 created by "Raymon Flores" @ DA (with his team "Neeraj" and "Max"). It is a set of live widgets / tiles that shows some content from the web and some from your PC. Newgen supports WPF, HTML5, and HTML widgets.
It comes with Windows 8 look-like Start screen with tiles, side panel with buttons like Start, Share, etc. It also provides a clean Settings page inspired from Metro UI.
To add more tiles, click in right-side of screen to show side panel. Now right-click on side panel and select "Pin application" to add a tile for your desired program or select "Pin website" to add a tile for your favorite website.
- Support for HTML widgets
- Launch your favorite apps and webs in one click
- Customize as you want
- Switch to your opened apps, in just few clicks
- Get Windows 8 Metro UI to your desk
- Play your videos and music, view your pictures without opening them
- Get your tweets, mails and weather reports in front of your eye, just sitting
- Provides easy-to-use API for Widget developers
You can download it using following link:
You'll need Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 to be able to use it.