Yea I installed astro manager but it stayed unused in favor of root explorer.
That is pretty lame they took a free app and with an update introduced ads suddenly amongst the population relying on it.
I really don't see what the big deal with ads is. I mean it's an awesome app and they aren't charging for it... Also, if you are modded you can turn off the ads (although it still has the blank area). It's one little thing at the bottom, not that big a deal to me. I guess they could offer a paid version with no ads which I am sure they will.
In the meantime for everyone who can't stand ads, I would check out EStrongs File Explorer. It looks almost exactly the same and has the exact same features, and more, then Astro. It also has more UI options like displaying folders more similar to a computer desktop.
ASTRO File Manager is now an ad supported app. Today they released a Paid key to remove ads. Will you buy the Key, Stick with the ad supported free Version or switch to something else?
The key has been released for a price of $2.99 and it says that it is an opening day special. Makes me wonder just how much they plan on charging for this app.
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And every time I see "opening day special" on a Android App I read that as "I need to drive sales by scaring you with 'the price may go up'". Which automatically means I won't support that Developer ever again.
Facts are the very first casuality of bad information.