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Start Screen Unlimited Lite 3.1.0.31

Add assorted digital gadgets to the Windows 8 Start Screen

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License: Free, for personal-use only
Operating Systems: Windows 8
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Software Cost: $19.95 (Windows)
Date Updated: 02 December 2015
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Developer: Greatis Software
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Start Screen Unlimited
Add assorted digital gadgets to the Windows 8 Start Screen

Start Screen Unlimited Lite is a free tool which provides various ways to customise the desktop.

You can add custom menus, for instance. An internet search bar, with your choice of search engine. Digital clocks, maybe a stopwatch, power shortcuts, easy user switching, status panels and more.

The free Lite version is limited to personal use only, but has pretty much all the functionality you could need or want. A Deluxe version removes this restriction, adds 3D menus and promises early access to future features.

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There's nothing here you can't do better with other desktop extensions, but if you're looking for a starter collection of gadgets then Start Screen Unlimited may be useful.

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WhatsApp Messenger 2.18.71

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WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's New in Version 2.18.71

- Group admins can now choose to allow only admins to send messages to a group. Open "Group Info" > tap "Group Settings". Non-admins will still be able to read messages and respond privately by tapping "Message Admin".
- You can now easily notify people when you change your phone number. Tap "Settings" > "Account" > "Change Number". You can select which contacts or chats you would like to notify.

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