What is Astro?
With Astro you can manage your digital assets, like pictures, images and movies. But also non image project files like for example Excel, Word files etc. can be archived. You can easily create a catalogue of a (part of a) hard disk.
Astro uses the search power of FileMaker 5.x or 6 to find all your catalogued files quickly. So you are able to find your files and go back to work more quickly.
Catalogue with one click of a button
Astro can catalogue your disks (CD-ROM's, Zips or hard disks) and can even create thumbnails from image files. The cataloging is very easy, you only have to say which disk you want to be indexed. Browsing through catalogued disks is also possible.
The Astro tool is valuable to any company wanting to easily and effectively manage a large archive of digital assets. Astro is a standalone runtime, so it does not require a license of FileMaker. Astro was created as a joint project by ECXS Information Systems BV and Troi Automatisering.
New in version 1.2v1
Astro offers these functions and features:
We like to hear what you can do with it!
Astro runs on Mac OS version 9.1 through Mac OS 9.2.2 or later or Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later. Astro is available as a stand-alone runtime version (no FileMaker license required) or for use with FileMaker 5 or later (FileMaker license required). For Thumbnail generation QuickTime version 5 or later needs to be installed. For some graphics format Astro can only generate thumbnails if they are embedded as Pict in the resource fork of the file. This is the case for for example Adobe Illustrator and Quark Express files.
NOTE There is currently no Windows version available, please let us know if you'd like a Windows version.
What are the costs?
Below are the prices for new licenses and upgrades. Updating from the locked 1.0 version to the 1.2 locked version is free.
licenses Astro 1.2 single user license Mac OS US $ 99 per user Astro 1.2 single user license Mac OS, fully
unlocked version US $ 499 per user Upgrades from previous
versions: Astro 1.2 single user license Mac OS, update to
version 1.2 for current owners of Astro 1.0 Free! Astro 1.2 single user license Mac OS, update to
fully unlocked version for current owners of Astro
1.0 US $ 399 per user
Astro 1.2 single user license Mac OS
US $ 99 per user
Astro 1.2 single user license Mac OS, fully unlocked version
US $ 499 per user
Upgrades from previous versions:
Astro 1.2 single user license Mac OS, update to version 1.2 for current owners of Astro 1.0
Astro 1.2 single user license Mac OS, update to fully unlocked version for current owners of Astro 1.0
US $ 399 per user
Try Astro before you buy
You are invited to test Astro before you pay, as the demo is fully functional. The only limitation is that you can only catalogue 8 disks. If you want to catalogue more you need to get a license.
Astro is only available for 'classic' FileMaker
Please note that Astro is only available for FileMaker 5 and 6 only (fp5 format). We have no version for FileMaker 7 or later. You can of course still run FileMaker 6 on Mac OS X, however on Intel Macintoshes this will run under Rosetta. The runtime version for Mac OS X also still runs on Mac OS X.
You can download a fully functional try-before-you-buy demo.