Always come back. This was my first Android app manager. I always see new slick looking app managers that appear to offer new ways to manage files, but really its a lot of graphics and screens- too much actually. Move, search, edit, archive, view, share, freeze, properties, and a few other tools is All I have ever needed. I want to get in and out if I need to do something with a file. So intuitive and easy to accomplish tasks quickly. And when I'm doing something with a file i usually need it quick on the fly.
First of all, Astro File Manager rocks. Its only downside is all of the ads in the free version. Astro Pro is not really a separate app version as such — what you're buying is a license key that bumps Astro into Pro mode and gets rid of the ads. For a one-time $4.99 payment, it's worth it. Think of the free version WITHOUT the Pro license as an ad-supported free-trial mode. If you like how it works in free-trial, drop five bucks on Metago and get the Pro license key. It's that simple.
Not worth the money Used to be good, but lost everything with the 2012 update (to 4.0 if I remember correctly). Now I'm mostly using Explorer+ Pro. For a free alternative, check out ES file Explorer. Or just about any other explorer on the market - it'll most likely be better than ASTRO.
This item is not compatible with your device ! I bought ASTRO File Mgr Pro (key) a few months ago (February 2012), and all worked fine. However since the last Android upgrade, Google Play says that "This item is not compatible with your device". The free (ad-supported) one still works. I already sent two requests to METAGO support service and... nothing. They simply ignore the request. I've received an automatic message including a ticket number. I just want what I've paid for : a key that works, and not only for 2 months !
The best file manager for Android, period. More advanced than many computer-based file managers, Astro File Manager brings powerful file management and manipulation to virtually any Android-powered device. Furth More powerful than many computer-based file managers, Astro File Manager brings powerful file management and manipulation to virtually any Android-powered device. Further to this, there are plenty of options to tailor the experience and make it your own... My only complaint - for which it loses a star - is the lack of support for Ubuntu One.
Device not compatible! Bought the key a while ago, and it worked fine. However since upgrading my HTC Desire to the official Gingerbread release, it says that "Your device is not compatible with this item". What gives? The free (ad-supported) one still works, but I've paid for a key that now doesn't work! SORT IT OUT, METAGO!