Stellar Library Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Stellar Library

Secure Document Distribution

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Stellar Library overview

What is Stellar Library?

Stellar equips companies with the technology to distribute information with increased security and efficiency. Many companies have secure, internal, file sharing networks, however, when information is sent via email, the chain of custody is broken, and the information is no longer secure or confidential.

The effectiveness and simplicity of Stellar’s platform, combined with its encryption protocol makes it a reliable & recommended application for businesses that are looking to
- Efficiently store & distribute their documents
- Effectively access documents on any device
- Cut costs of Printing, binding, courier
- Save time for staff


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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

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Stellar Library pricing

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Yearly Subscription is a function of the number of users and amount of storage required. One-time setup fee includes varying levels of training and unlimited access to Stellar Library support. Additional users and storage can be purchased at any time.

Stellar Library features

Access Control
Document Management
Document Storage

API (262 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (149 other apps)
Activity Tracking (126 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (169 other apps)
Chat (139 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (279 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (183 other apps)
Commenting (174 other apps)
Customizable Branding (146 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (159 other apps)
File Management (128 other apps)
Permission Management (175 other apps)
Projections (126 other apps)
SSL Security (121 other apps)
Search Functionality (226 other apps)
Third Party Integration (174 other apps)
Workflow Management (120 other apps)

GetApp Analysis

Specifically created for boards of directors, the government, education, and business sectors, Stellar Library is a mobile content delivery and storage platform that allows users to safely upload and share files, folders, and documents. Built with iPad users in mind, it facilitates secure communication between computers and mobile devices, enabling paperless document distribution between groups of people.

Stellar Library functions like a traditional library where there’s a head librarian controlling the way folders, files, and documents are shared and used in the library. Files can be shared from Windows and iOS-powered devices to iPads. Some of the app’s core features include role-based access and document control, audit trail, file synchronization, collaboration, and the Stellar Library shortcuts.

What is Stellar Library?

Stellar Library is a document management and distribution system that works the same way a traditional library does. The head librarian and librarian determine the users a file, folder, or document can be shared with, as well as the ways a file or document can be used by its recipients – print, download, send as an email attachment, or read only.

It uses drag-and-drop to facilitate file upload and sharing and ensures that confidential information stays confidential through role-based user access and controls. To monitor how the assets in your library are utilized, Stellar Library maintains a complete and comprehensive record of every activity performed, such as create a folder, upload a file, download or delete a document, change the access permission of a particular recipient, and even when somebody logs out of the library.

Who is Stellar Library For?

  • Experience level: Beginner to advanced
  • Industry: Boards, government, education, and business
  • Business size: Small businesses to large enterprises
  • Departments/roles: Entry-level staff to C-level executives, board members and directors, government departments and personnel, sales people, third-party partners and collaborators, teachers, parents, students
  • Budget/point: Costs NZD 10 per user per month
  • Example customers: The New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS), Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Woods Creative, Pharmabroker NZ, and Wilson Consumer Products

Main Features

Role-Based Access and Document Control

When sharing files and documents with other people, security is a major concern. You wouldn’t want unauthorized entities any access to your organization’s sensitive information. Stellar Library employs multiple access levels: head librarians, librarians, assistant librarians, and readers.

Head librarians have access to billing information, can delegate library administration, and customize folder designs. Except for icons customization and access to billing information, librarians perform the same functions as head librarians. Assistant librarians, on the other hand, are denied the ability to invite new library users or choose which users can or cannot access certain files or folders. Readers are only allowed to view files shared with them. They cannot edit, print, or annotate files or documents.

To add a user, click on the Users tab, and click the Add User button. If you’re adding a single user, type in his/her email address, first name, and last name. Then, select his/her user type from the dropdown menu: Reader, Assistant Librarian, or Librarian.

Audit Trail

To maintain full control of your files and documents, understand how your files are being used, and ensure all of your intended recipients are opening or reading the files shared with them (you’re a teacher and needs to make sure your students are accessing the files shared with them for a lesson or project, for example), Stellar Library keeps a comprehensive audit trail of every user activity in the library.

To view your library’s usage log, click on the Log tab. From and to dates can be set, and logs can then be sorted from earliest to latest, and vice versa. A usage report can also be generated by right-clicking on a file or folder and choosing Usage Report from the menu options. The report shows you your files’ download and open percentages.

File Synchronization and Collaboration

Every time a user logs in to Stellar Library via an Internet-connected device and updates or deletes a file, changes access permissions to a folder, and so on, updates are automatically and immediately synced across everyone’s devices. Stellar Library likewise supports file collaboration. But first, the file or document must be opened. When closed, which is the default setting, no collaboration can happen. Opened files can be printed, shared, downloaded, used in another app, or annotated.

Read receipts, which are notifications recipients are obliged to send to signify they’ve already read a document or file, can be required for situations when knowing a document has been acted upon is essential to proceed with a certain activity. For instance, a meeting cannot commence unless all those present have already seen the emergency report shared with them.

Stellar Library Shortcuts

There are some shortcuts you can use to make your Stellar Library experience more seamless. One of which is the right-click menu. To bring it up, click on a file or folder, and you’ll be given a set of options: Open, File Info, Usage Report, Move, Rename, and Delete.

To add multiple users, a spreadsheet with four columns is required, where the columns contain the users’ first names, last names, email addresses, and levels of access, respectively. Access levels are either, R, A, and L for recipient, assistant librarian, and librarian. When ready, click on the Import button from the Users tab and upload your spreadsheet.

Access Control Override

In Stellar Library, there’s a super librarian functionality that allows access permissions to be overridden. This is used for cases when the head librarian’s access to a certain file or folder has been deleted, accidentally or otherwise, and needs to be restored. The feature can be enabled from the Accounts tab. (The Accounts tab is visible only if you have the Stellar Library full version.)


Currently, Stellar Library doesn’t have an available API nor does it support any third-party app integrations.


Stellar Library costs $10 per user per month and comes with 10 GB file storage, 500 MB maximum file size, 60-day file recovery, annotations, recipient and file activity reports, and email support. Price is in New Zealand dollars. A 14-day free trial is likewise available, no credit card required.

Bottom Line

  • Cloud-based document management system that securely delivers content to iPads
  • Graphical and professional-looking interface that exudes a library-like look and feel
  • Ensures document security and confidentiality through role-based access controls
  • Saves organizations time and money by allowing them to securely share files and documents in a paperless fashion
  • Audit trail shows you how files and folders are being used
  • Works on iPads, iPhones, iOS, and Windows machines

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Key features of Stellar Library

  • Control Access to folders and files
  • Allows you to go Paperless
  • Real time update of information
  • Allows Annotations on documents
  • Secure Encryption in the cloud
  • Request Acknowledgement from Readers
  • Monitor activity on all files
  • Readers can have access to select folders and files
  • View how much of each document has been read
  • Cloud based storage on Amazon servers
  • Fun, Easy, Intuitive Display
  • Removes the need to share information through email
  • Quick and easy to setup
  • Makes meetings for effecient
  • Low cost per user
  • Can be used for any size organisation
  • Visual, graphic display
  • Both public and private sector use
  • Unlimited storage
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- Access can be restricted to read-only, whilst still allowing hte reader ot make notes, highlights etc.
- All reader activity is logged & can be monitored
- Watermarks display reader's name & date/time stamp
- auto-time deletion of documents

- Setup take 5 minutes
- Fun, colourful display needs no skill
- Scalable as teams grow

- Cost Savings from reduced printing, courier etc.
- Time Savings from reduced emailing, searching for documents
- Earth Saving from being paperless
- Enhances the working experience for staff and clients