Our Company

Software development should be about creativity and discovery.

Innovation is rarely the result of rigid thinking, but most software tools focus only on the engineering - strict, formal, mechanical thought. Even us programmers who are used to being bogged down in endless lines of code, we thrive on inspiration and we need something more intuitive - something that will engage our logic, our imagination and our urge to create as a team.

Ten years ago, the tools available to software developers got the mechanical side right. Several products offered robust, finely-tuned functionality, but were hard to use and failed utterly in providing an environment for users to improvise and interact with one another as they worked. I wanted to change the way that individuals and groups develop software - how they think about software! I wanted to provide a common forum that would make software design more productive, rich and fun.

To achieve that goal, we at Astah work hard to pair powerful, fundamentally solid software with an intuitive interface and options that are driven by the needs and feedback of half a million users. We think of our company as a "deliver, listen and appreciate" loop that recognizes the value of community interaction and shared experience, just like our software.

Simplicity, Quality, and Community are our three greatest priorities.

That is why we provide a product that:

  • Works intuitively with Windows, Mac, and Linux to provide seamless transition between diagrams, tables and platforms
  • Delivers a uniquely dynamic and social development experience at a low price
  • Benefits from ten years of user-driven tailoring and expansion to bring your team and your project together.

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