Astro goes the ad route.

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  1. thatguychuck
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    I guess something like this was expected eventually, but still....boo. I didn't see an add free paid version out either.
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    Meh, Root Explorer is better anyway
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    Astro is taking a beating in the comments section of the market. I bet theres a paid/ad free version up before too long.
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    It's ads now? Feh. Between OI File Manager and System Panel App I think I have all the functions covered anyway, except for root and I haven't needed that yet anyway.

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    It surprised me with today's update too. I agree, there'll probably be an add-free paid version soon.
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    I have root explorer but I really prefered ASTRO for most things, ads will change that.
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    Besides the adds, what do you get with the update? If that is the only thing added I just won't update it.
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    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.
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    I'm not rooted and it works for me.
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    This sucks now
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    Astro is much more polished than Root Explorer. Its actually got colors, and it displays the .apk files pictures in the sd card.
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    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.
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    It's still like $5.

    I'd rather live with ads.
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    ASTRO File Manager now Ad supported

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    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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    $3 is fair for a paid version of Astro, not sure I'd give any more than that however.
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    Considering how many apps do the same thing for less, I will pass.

    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.