StartFinity Starter Edition
StartFinity Starter Edition is a reduced-functionality version of StartFinity Pro. It installs the Start button on your Windows 8 desktop, that you can click to open the Start Menu to get access to the usual commands and places, including the Programs menu, Documents, Pictures, Music, Control panel, and so on:
There are many things that the Starter Edition of StartFinity is not programmed to do, such as:
- There is no left-hand panel to display the most frequently launched programs.
- The Start Menu is not customizable.
- The Start button is only displayed on the main monitor.
- The native Start button of Windows 8.1 is not hidden completely.
- The Starter Edition does not offer the Start button in colors other than blue.
- ... and more.
StartFinity Starter Edition is fine to get you started, but to get the fully-functional Start menu you need to upgrade to StartFinity Pro.
You can see another important difference between the Starter edition and the full version on the screenshot above: it's the WinAbility Software command at the very bottom of the Start Menu. This command appears only in the Starter edition of StartFinity. If you click on it, it will open a list of links to the web pages with more information about our software products (the ones you can read about at this web site). We have included such a command in the Starter edition to help subsidize the development and distribution of the free Starter edition of StartFinity. Note that if you purchase and install the full version of StartFinity, the WinAbility Software command will NOT appear on Start Menu.
Finally, the Starter edition of StartFinity is only licensed for use on the private, personal computers that are not used for any business or employment related tasks. (Read the full text of the End User License Agreement.) For example, if you use your home computer to browse the web, check email, watch movies, etc., and don't use it for any business purpose, you may install and use the Starter edition of StartFinity on it, free of charge. If however, if you use your home computer to do accounting for your small home-based business, or to use it for any other income producing activity, you may not use the Starter edition, you must purchase the full version of StartFinity for such a computer.