One ZIP archive contains Windows, macOS and Linux versions of StarTools. Do not download StarTools from anywhere else but startools.org. We do not allow distribution of StarTools by any other party, on-line or off-line.
On later versions of macOS, users may have to "unquarantine" StarTools, before the OS allows it to run. Alternatively StarTools can be launched via control + clicking (right clicking) on the application, Show Package Contents, navigating to Contents/MacOS and clicking on the application.
The following command unquarantines StarTools;
xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine StarTools.app
See the screenshots for more information.
StarTools 1.6.400 Maintenance Release 1 for Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Windows 64-bit/AVX 2.0, macOS 64-bit, Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit, Linux 64-bit/AVX 2.0 (6.3MB)
Latest version released 2020-08-07 (YYYY/MM/DD)
StarTools 1.7.427 alpha for Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Windows 64-bit/GPU, macOS 64-bit/GPU, Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit, Linux 64-bit/GPU (6.7MB)
Alpha versions are development versions with the new or improved functionality, subject to frequent change, often lacking documentation. These versions may or may not be stable.
Latest version released 2020-10-12 (YYYY/MM/DD)
StarTools uses AIFE.AI for content management and digital footprint. This means that the website content doubles as a printable manual and vice-versa. This content is also available as a smartphone/tablet app, virtual flipbook, virtual reality (VR) experience and more. This content will always be up-to-date with the latest information.
Unofficial English StarTools 1.6 Manual (96MB), last updated 2020-04-17, with tips, tricks and information from various sources.
Many thanks to J. Scharmann for putting together this excellent work, as well as its German translation.
Inoffizielle StarTools 1.6 Anleitung in Deutsch (96MB), letztes Update 2020-04-17.
Vielen Dank an J. Scharmann für die ausgezeichnete Übersetzung.
Manual de StarToolsBasado en la versión 1.6 al español (16B). Ultima actualizacion 2020-05-05.
Muchas gracias a C. R. Guixé por la excelente traducción.
These are some questions that get asked frequently.
StarTools is display-device agnostic, but can be configured to display its GUI at a 4x higher resolution to accommodate high-DPI devices and 4K displays.
Some less reputable virus scanners such as BitDefender, Norton and SpyBot may falsely report StarTools as a Trojan or Potentially Unwanted Program (due to malware that carries a similar name). Despite multiple users going through the lengths of getting StarTools white listed, the same problem pops up every 6 months or so.
StarTools uses all your CPU's cores to speed up processing in situations where it makes sense. As of 1.7, however, StarTools will offload suitable, heavy arithmetic to your GPU as well.
StarTools is a completely native, self-contained application that does not require any further installation of helper libraries or run-time frameworks.
If you had bothered to read the 'buy' page, you would have learned that you could spare yourself the effort of writing a keygen or crack - if you can't afford the license fee and you are a genuine enthusiast, we're happy to work something out!
StarTools 1.3.204 for Android 1.6+ Technology Demo (1.5 MB)
NOTE: Put any file you want to load in /sdcard root and name it 'file.tiff'