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Goldfish is the easy to use solution for creating gorgeous, individual websites in little time. In the last few years Goldfish developed from a small tool to a widespread website creator with a growing user base. Goldfish is available in 2 different versions Standard and Professional.

Goldfish Standard Features

  • Countless gorgeous designs for the creation of your website in only minutes
  • Efficient and intuitive creation with the unique Goldfish construction kit
  • Assistance by the use of templates for pages and page areas
  • Instant publishing with the built in ftp more...

What's New

Version 3.9:
  • Terms-and-Conditions-link option for the shopping cart item
  • Additional Terms-and-Conditions-link option for the shopping cart item
  • Improved password feature (works now with a form and with all hosting services)
  • Media import sets per default the file name as comment
  • Removed old IE warning
  • Menu entry at contextual menu and "+"-Button for adding more...


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Mikael B Member IconComment+415
Mikael B

Another app for people that can't code or design for the web? Learn basic design, HTML 5 and CSS 3 instead. This will serve you better in the end. The world is full of skilled designers/coders sharing their knowledge in these things and helping newbies out.

Knowing your stuff means better control and much faster development.

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Version 3.8.0
Jason818 Member IconReview+12

I bought this a while ago and i must say i have not had any of the issues that many people have been having. I really like this software for it's easy online store you can build. I really enjoyed it.

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Version 3.6
Djmouse Member IconReview+8

Still love this software. Very easy to use and the websites look good.

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Version 3.4
Zo219 Member IconComment+506

Comment: save your money. You can learn to do this, and while you are learning, there are more reasonable choices on MacUpdate that actually work.

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Version 3.4
Max29 Member IconReview+2

Goldfish Standard V3.4: Easy to use tool but with features 'Google Analytics' and 'Google Webmaster Tools' not working.

No support. Multiple requests to Goldfish support have not been answered.

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Version 3.4

The developer lives in Germany. Post your complaints on his FaceBook page so everyone can see it.


Max29 Member IconComment+2

Goldfish Standard V3.4: Feature 'Google Analytics' and 'Google Webmaster Tools' don't work. Multiple requests to Goldfish support have not been answered.

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Version 3.4
Aargl Member IconReview+354

Well, I had a quick try of it and it looks really easy to use, BUT there's a huge disadvantage of using such a proprietary format editor, that nobody seems to notice:
What happens if you have to work on an existing site created with some other app? Or if you lose your Goldfish project?
No way to recover it from html pages...
As far as I can see, it's impossible to import directly an existing html page!!!
Not to talk about a complete website...
(there's a way to paste code, which is not really convincing, but anyway: imagine doing copy/pastes for an entire website!)

It's a pity that such a nice app stays closed in its fishbowl instead of opening itself to the rest of the world: otherwise, I bet it would a best seller. :-(

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Version 3.1
Mikael B

Thank you for this informative review, Aargl.

Bdkennedy1 Member IconComment+271

After giving in and upgrading, I have to say that I can reluctantly recommend this software again. Version 3.1 is an excellent upgrade and things seem to be very polished.

I found that the developer is in Germany. Therefore most of the support is German and the language barrier keeps us English people in the dark. If you look at the German support forums, they are very active, while the English ones are a ghost town.

But at least I know that the product is being supported and regularly bug fixed. However I'm still not happy with the cost of the upgrade.

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Version 3.1
Memphisbird Member IconComment+62

I see that one of the features of Goldfish 3 Pro is "Personal e-mail support from Fishbeam." Really? I hope so, for the developer's sake, because, as stated below, support has been nonexistent for ... well, forever. I have used this app since Version 1 and never got a response to an email, and the forum had a lot of people asking questions, but no one getting answers. That's too bad, too, because this is a good app with great potential. Kind of a big jump from 2.3 to a paid upgrade for 3.0, though, especially when there have been hardly any updates. Oh, well [sigh], off I go to give 3.0 a whirl.

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Version 3.0

After a year it seems the developer has come around to redesign his web site and support forums. Unfortunately, all previous comments were erased with the old support forums.

I can't, in my right mind pay for an upgrade to 3.0 knowing the developers past history with no support.


And I forgot to mention the price doubled.


I was a v1 purchaser back in the day when there was a forum with some active users who would take a newbie by the hand. Then any so-called "support" vanished with the new version and a wiped out forum. Needless to say the users trickled away until nothing essentially remains. I can't speak for the German users but it would seem to me that to even suggest you have help in another language you might at least have moderators there and not flush past comments down the toilet to cover your hind end from criticism. I liked the ease of use of the early product but such practices leave me with a sour taste and no desire to be raped for upgrades.

bdkennedy1 Member IconReview+271

No support will be Goldfish's downfall.

I've used Freeway Pro and Rapidweaver and Goldfish Pro is very promising. There's not much I haven't been able to do with it. I've been able to produce a professional looking web site with custom HTML and it's the closest to a WYSIWYG program I've used yet. Think of iWeb the way it's supposed to be.

Goldfish will not succeed because there is absolutely no support from the developer who has apparently written this software as a hobby. The help is minimal and the user forums are a ghost town of previous users that have given up on getting any help or updates.

This developer needs to sell this program to a company that will support and update it. I do not recommend buying it until this developer decides he wants to take this project seriously.

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Version 2.3
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Downloads 21,643
Version Downloads 341
Type Development / HTML
License Shareware
Date 12 Jul 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $69.00
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