FileStorm
FileStorm
2.0.2

4.0

FileStorm free download for Mac

FileStorm

2.0.2
26 January 2010

Create custom software installers for OS X products.

Overview

FileStorm and FileStorm Pro take advantage of the latest advancements in OS X to offer a rich WYSIWYG user interface to create customized disk image files (.dmg files) for delivering software products via the Internet. In addition, the built-in CD burning capabilities allow the developer to seamlessly create CD-ROMs from disk images. The developer has the capability to easily customize the look and feel of their disk images with customized backgrounds, icon placement, and more. The fully visual interface allows the developer to see exactly how their disk image will look in real-time.

Features:

  • Create compressed, read-only disk image (DMG) files.
  • Use custom background images and volume icons.
  • Burn CDs from disk images.
  • Protect disk images with password authentication.
  • Set disk images to open after mounting.
  • Automate the build process with AppleScript
For software installations that require more than drag and drop delivery, there is FileStorm Pro. FileStorm Pro has all the functionality of FileStorm, plus it includes powerful tools to create installers which fully utilize the Aqua user interface in OS X. The installers can be customized with read me files, license agreements, multimedia files, and much more.

What's new in FileStorm

Version 2.0.2:
  • We fixed a window sizing error that would cause the content area of the DMG window to be larger than the content area of the Filestorm project window.
  • FileStorm 2.x installers are now compatible with Mac OS X v10.3.9.
  • FileStorm installers now require Mac OS X v10.3.9 or greater.

Requirements for FileStorm

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later

15 FileStorm Reviews

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Feh-App-Store
08 January 2010

Most helpful

Wow. Haven't seen this in years. Free update for us 1.X owners, listed improvements are good. Props.
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Version 2.0
CFrag
24 July 2012
FileStrom used to be one of the best disk image creation tools available for the Mac. Unfortunately, lack of updates and issues with representations on 10.7 Lion have forced us to switch to another tool. Definite pluses for FS are the ability to run scripts, the automatic uninstaller, and its ability to create backdrops for your images. It's really a shame that the backdrop feature is broken in 10.7. If you need to create disk images that looks appealing to your client (which is part of what we do), FS is now straight out. A shame, really, because FS used to be a good tool.
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Version 2.0.2
Pukky
07 February 2010
The best software-install disk image creator for Mac! FileStorm was a must-have tool for all the software comapanies that publish their software!
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Version 2.0.2
Feh-App-Store
08 January 2010
Wow. Haven't seen this in years. Free update for us 1.X owners, listed improvements are good. Props.
Like (2)
Version 2.0
Pedro-Fardilha
20 February 2008
Hi. I will need to make an installer in the near future so I'm quite curious about how is this any better than using the (free) Apple PackageMaker. If someone could give me some hits that would be great. Thank you so much! Pedro
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Version 1.9.5
@timi
20 February 2008
FileStorm is great! It has never failed me! MindVision support is always on top of trying to help you, and the program makes disk images professional. Just drag and drop your files in, and move them where you want them. It really couldn't be easier! I use it to package all of my software, and it's really bumped up the way people look at my software!
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Version 1.9.5
Maruko-Drinking-Team
11 February 2008
This is quite literally one of the worst software purchases I have ever made in my entire Mac-using life. Due to several different bugs that I discovered while trying to use it, I never did use FileStorm beyond that first project that I bought it for. Nevertheless, every time I update that old project, FileStorm fails in a different way. Broken disk images, crashes, or error alerts stating that my valid license code can't be used due to error number whatever. Each time I use this app, I end up having to email tech support, wait for their reply, and then do something like run some typo-riddled installer (not a standard installer, mind you, but the crappy one this company makes), which they email me as an attachment, giving admin privileges and let it do lord knows what to my system. Stay away from this junk!
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Version 1.9.1
Sosarian
16 January 2008
FileStorm 1.9.1 usually fails in its disk image finalizing process under Leopard (10.5 and 10.5.1). They have apparently fixed this problem internally a couple of months ago but are sitting on the fix for some reason. If MindVision could just release 1.9.2 with this one fix, FileStorm would be great again. I hope they're not expecting to make people pay for an upgraded 2.0 in order to get a fix for this problem. Bottom line, if you're a Leopard user, 1.9.1 may be a waste of your time and money.
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Version 1.9.1
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karsten-1
karsten-1
02 February 2008
yeah that's true... this app is insanely great for creating cool custom dmg files, but it's most unfortunate that it behaves so badly in 10.5... if you need to finalize a dmg more than once while your mac is running it's really hard to do so. it seems that sometimes the dmg is not unmounted properly and then you really have to restart your mac to have the finalization process working again :-/ anyway, still the best app to create custom disk images
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Version 1.9.1
Abhi-Beckert
23 December 2005
Do your users a favor and avoid third party installers if at all possible. Use a dmg for apps, and show any license agreements/read mes the first time a user opens the app. If you need to install extensions or something, use a standard installer package. User's are familiar with them, they work well, and you never have to worry about bugs in future versions of the OS.
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Version 1.8.2
Anonymous
06 May 2005
I have been happy with FileStorm until now. It doesn't seem to work properly on OS X 10.4 Tiger. The resulting disk image opens, but the layout is completely messed up. Hope there'll be a fix soon.
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Version 1.8
Anonymous
24 April 2005
Insanely easy to create customized disk images with license agreements, etc. Bought it right away. Nice work!
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Version 1.8
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