A Review of Pokki – Windows 8 Start Menu

I just wanted to review Pokki – Windows 8 start menu replacement which I installed to replace the deeply broken Windows 8 Metro interface.


  1. It is free


  1. It is really slow and takes ages to load up.
  2. It has privacy problems – i.e. it records everything you type into the search and send it to their webservers.
  3. It mixes the Pokki app store results into the search results which is confusing and introduces lag into the process.
  4. It doesn’t automatically launch the desktop on startup.

Basically, the solution is to use Start8 which is much faster and doesn’t have any privacy problems.