Best free apps to customize Windows 11

Let’s find out what are the best apps that we can use to customize Windows 11 for free

Although Windows 11 is not a very open system to changes (due to its closed nature) there are many third-party apps available that can change the appearance of the system, so as to solve some usability problems and give that personal touch that helps always those who want a highly personalized and optimized computer for work, study or gaming.

In the following guide we will show you the best apps to better customize Windows 11giving priority to applications available for freeso you can change the look of your system without spending a dime.

READ ALSO -> How to customize the look and theme of Windows 11

1) StartAllBack


One of the best apps to customize Windows 11 is StartAllBackdesigned to change the PC’s Start button but which also offers changes to the taskbar and other bar elements.

When starting the application we will be able to choose whether to use the style True 11 (which brings all the icons to the left and modifies the graphics slightly), Almost 10 (follows the style of Windows 10) and Windows 7 revisited (follows the style of Windows 7 with the addition of graphic effects).

2) Rounded TB

Rounded TB

Another very interesting app to customize Windows 11 is Rounded TBwhich can recreate the Mac Dock bar on Windows as well.

After installing the app, just choose the size of the borders and activate it dynamic mode to get the central bar effect. This app also adds access to Activity management simply by pressing the right button on the bar (exactly as happened up to Windows 10).

3) Windows 11 Classic Context Menu

Windows 11 Classic Context Menu

Hardly anyone liked the new right-click context menu, making it very inconvenient to open app items and create new shortcuts.

To restore the classic Windows context menu, just download the app Windows 11 Classic Context Menuwhich quickly makes the system change to force the classic menu we were used to on Windows 10.

To learn more, we can read our guide on how go back to the classic right-click menu in Windows 11.

4) App Files

Files App

The latest Windows 11 updates also introduced a new revised File Manager; also this change may not please everyone, especially for the changes made to the left sidebar.

For those who have not found it well, it may be a good idea to download the manager Files Appwhich totally replaces the Microsoft file manager by introducing the possibility of changing the appearance, so as to restore a style close to that of Windows 10 or Windows 7.

5) Eleven Clock

Eleven Clock

Among the apps that we will particularly appreciate we find Eleven Clockcapable of applying profound changes to the clock present in the lower right corner of the taskbar.

With this app we can add seconds, change how the date appears, add the name of the day of the week and also customize the font and color of the clockso as to adapt to the style of our PC or our background.

6) Live Wallpaper

Live Wallpaper

If you don’t like static Windows wallpapers, we can try the app Live Wallpaperone of the best apps available on the Microsoft Store.

Using this app we will be able to add some dynamic wallpapers to windowsthus giving a personal touch: for example we can add falling rain, sunset or sunrise or other spectacular scenes that will repeat on our desktop.

7) BeWidgets


With the app BeWidgets Windows 11 widgets come “to life”, exiting the section of the bar reserved by Microsoft.

With this app we will have gods real widgets on the desktop, to be positioned freely and to be resized according to our tastes and needs. To learn more, we can read our guide to best windows desktop widgets with information and buttons.


With these apps we will be able to make Windows 11 truly uniquecorrecting Microsoft’s incomprehensible choices and restoring most of the functions we used to use up to Windows 11.

The apps that are also very interesting add dynamic wallpapers and change the system clocknot forgetting the app that adds real widgets to your screen.

On this subject we can also read our guides on how to customize folder view in windows 10 and 11 come on how to customize File Search in Windows 11 and 10.


Professional writer with a passion for technology and all things related to personal computing. With years of experience in the field, William has honed his craft as an expert in writing about how to use PCs, laptops, mobile devices, and staying up-to-date with technological updates.

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