Windows 8: The Windows 8 start screen lets you place and arrange live tiles for launching apps and performing a few functions, but not much else. Start Screen Unlimited adds a number of clever gadgets into the mix.
Start Screen Unlimited lets you add gadgets directly to the Windows 8 start screen. You can add items such as a digital clock, Google search box, and power controls right to a dock that you can drag to any spot on your start screen you like. All those features are free for personal use. A deluxe version adds 3D menus, commercial use, and early access to new features.
Start Screen Unlimited (Free; Deluxe $US14.95) [Greatis Software]