StarTools is a 64-bit optimized application for multi-core processors, with at least 6GB of memory available. For larger datasets 16GB to 32GB may be required. Fast SSD access will greatly benefit the application. Always check for oversampling and Bin down your dataset to a lower resolution where possible. Legacy 32-bit machines and operating systems are also still supported.
The single ZIP archive contains the executables for Windows, macOS and Linux. StarTools is a pure native application and does not rely on other frameworks.
Never download StarTools from anywhere else but startools.org. We do not allow distribution of StarTools by any other party, on-line or off-line. If you find a copy of StarTools not hosted on startools.org, please let us know.
Some macOS (e.g. Sierra and above) users may need to run;
xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine StarTools.app
to un-quarantine StarTools.
This command needs to be run from the folder where the StarTools application is located (you can use the 'cd' command to navigate to the right folder, while using the TAB key to auto-complete the path).
Alternatively StarTools can be launched via control + click on the application, Show Package Contents, navigating to Contents/MacOS and clicking on the application.
Apple has been making it increasingly difficult for independent developers to distribute applications. As of Sierra you will need to follow the following steps to run StarTools.
Release Candidate versions are versions that are almost ready for release, and contain significantly enhanced functionality and features. They may still subject to small fixes and tweaks. Documentation may not be 100% complete
StarTools 1.6.392 for Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Windows 64-bit with AVX 2.0, MacOSX 64-bit, Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit, Linux 64-bit AVX 2.0 (6.8MB)
Latest version released 2020-03-15 (YYYY/MM/DD)
StarTools 1.5.369 Maintenance Release 3, for Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, MacOSX 64-bit, Linux 32-bit and Linux 64-bit (3.8MB)
Latest version released 2019-10-31 (YYYY/MM/DD)
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'
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) 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).
Vielen Dank an J. Scharmann für die ausgezeichnete Übersetzung.
These are some questions that get asked frequently.
StarTools works on all 32-bit (NT-based) and 64-bit versions of Windows. This means that StarTools runs on Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
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.
The minimum specifications for a computer to run StarTools successfully depends mostly on the resolution the data you intend to process.
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!