Recently I tested out a free application called Pokki that I was told may even be better than the original start menu of windows 7. Upon getting a good test of it it really is a neat little tool and it’s free. Pokki has an interesting pinning system that is similar to your smart phone or tablet. You can pin items in and around the start menu, as well as it gives you the option to be able to add widgets to the start menu. For me I added Gmail and Facebook to the start menu and it displays the latest alerts and notifications for you. If you’re looking for something free and has some great features, give Pokki a try.