Winstep Start Menu Organizer helps to clean and rearrange your Start menu, cutting down on the clutter and making important applications easier to find.

The program can search for and remove shortcuts for files that no longer exist, for instance. And you're able to remove other shortcuts that you never use in a click.

The real problem comes in the Start menu being organised by program or company name, though, and so Winstep Start Menu Organizer allows you to group your shortcuts into categories, instead: Games, Graphics, Internet, Media, Misc, Office, Programming, Security, System and Utilities. Just choose a category, drag and drop appropriate shortcuts there, and repeat the process until you're done: easy.

What if you don't like the new arrangement? Don't worry - the program backs up your original Start menu when it's first launched, and you're able to create further backups whenever you like. So if you decide you preferred the menu as it was before, no problem, you can restore your previous settings in just a few clicks.

Verdict

We tend to access programs by typing a part of their names these days, but if you're regularly browsing your Start menu then Winstep Start Menu Organizer could speed up the process