Stardock Reveals Launch8, the World’s First Windows 8 Start Screen Dock

Launch8 Enables Quick App Launch via Stationary Dock on the Start Screen

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Launch8 eliminates frequent Start screen repositioning and enables quick access to essential apps from a front-and-center dock.

Plymouth, MI (PRWEB) October 30, 2013

Leading developer of Windows 8 customization software Stardock unveiled Launch8 today: a first-of-its-kind Windows 8 Start screen dock. Now available in public beta, Launch8 enables Windows 8 users to quickly launch their favorite apps from a stationary dock on the Start screen.

“Users with many tiles pinned to the Start screen often find themselves swiping left or right to get to apps they frequently use,” said Robert McElroy, brand manager at Stardock. “Launch8 eliminates frequent Start screen repositioning and enables quick access to essential apps from a front-and-center dock. Launch8 features intuitive drag-and-drop configuration along with the rich customization options that customers expect from a Stardock product.”

“The Start screen is an integral part of Microsoft’s plan for Windows 8, and we are just beginning to focus development on the ideas we have for it,” said Brad Wardell, CEO at Stardock. “Stardock’s 20 years of expertise in improving the Windows user experience uniquely qualifies us to create high-quality solutions like Launch8 that offer the customization options our customers want.”

Scheduled for final release on November 6th, Launch8 may be purchased standalone or as part of Stardock’s Object Desktop suite. Launch8 supports Windows 8 / 8.1 and is available for download now at:

About Stardock
Stardock is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a leading developer and publisher of desktop software and PC games. Its desktop software includes Start8, ModernMix, Decor8, WindowBlinds, Fences and more. Visit for details.    

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Launch8 - Windows 8 Start Screen Dock Launch8 adds a stationary dock to your Windows 8 Start screen.

Launch8 adds the convenience of a quick access stationary dock on your Start screen. Drag and drop your favorite applications to your Launch8 dock and quickly launch them no matter where you have swiped to on your Start screen.