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Sandvox is for Mac users who want to create a professional looking website quickly and easily. With Sandvox, you don't need to be a Web genius to build a stylish, feature-rich, standards-compliant website that's functional and user friendly. Sandvox's drag and drop interface lets you watch your website take shape and come to life as you build it. And, once finished, you can upload your site to your favorite host.

Whether you're a new website creator or a seasoned professional, you can make use of Sandvox to build the website of your dreams. New users can build a professional looking website in minutes and professional more...

What's New

Version 2.8.9:
  • Fixes a bug which stopped Graphical Text appearing within Sandvox
  • Addresses an issue pasting or dragging some pages containing images
  • Addresses a hang when resolving media file locations under certain, rare circumstances
  • Localization updates


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I purchased Sandvox for designing sites with simple code for business, replacing my old (and outdated) Frontpage, and because I am now on Mac anyway. I have tested other software such as RapidWeaver but the choice was Sandvox because of its ease of more...

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Version 2.8.8
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This is one of the most maddening non-Microsoft programs I have ever used. I don't know if they keep changing and removing features or what but for casual use one can easily waste 2-3 hours trying to do the most trivial things and then you more...

3 people found this review helpful
Version 2.7.7
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LaceyW8782 Member IconReview+0

We love Sandvox & the templates that the user community has built. I'm an iWeb fan so I was bummed when Apple stopped updating it. However Sandvox has been a great tool too- more stable then iWeb. Though I still do my FTP updates manually I find this web editor very easy to use & including social plugins are a snap. Here are my sites if you want to see the capabilities:

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Version 2.8.9
MarcusC5893 Member IconReview+1

I love Sandvox. It is incredibly easy to use yet versatile enough to make your website really your own. There are of course limitation but if you are looking for a easy to use feature heavy solution to website creation and editing... this is for you!

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Version 2.8.9
Gregspeck Member IconReview+1

Great site, I have used if for a year. Continually updated with no additional charge. I have no gripes. See my site I did with Sandvox www.gregsitay.com

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Version 2.8.9
PierreFredWalter Member IconReview+3

I purchased Sandvox for designing sites with simple code for business, replacing my old (and outdated) Frontpage, and because I am now on Mac anyway. I have tested other software such as RapidWeaver but the choice was Sandvox because of its ease of use (intuitive) and stability, also its speed for uploading sites. It's a well done piece of software. The only thing I would wish was bringing the in-built themes a bit up to date (some are skimpy, some use the outdated fixed width format).

Also as a design-conscious Mac lover I would like to see another icon for the dock than this ugly Sandbox image, which applies also for the favicon. I hope that the people at Sandvox continue the good work and get this piece of software into something long-term, not a blizzard as Apple's iWeb was, and that they get the design up to the level of iWeb or better

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Version 2.8.8
Mikael B Member IconComment+415
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Version 2.8.6
ylluminate Member IconComment+285

If Sandvox would have followed the EverWeb path, they certainly could have come off on top here, but they've fallen on their face with this release.

We need a more free form customization mode for the designs that is modeled after EverWeb / iWeb and yet gives us the fuller content functionality that these developers want to offer. I am a pro web app developer. I develop WordPress, Magento, RoR, Meteor, etc. sites all day long for a living, but to be honest, I FREQUENTLY need to pop out little sites that iWeb absolutely kills. I can make extremely nice looking sites that appear entirely custom this way and make customers very happy as they want something fast and don't mind paying for updates ever once in a while.

I can understand the content centric mode, but honestly design is so critical and Sandvox just seems (from my experience) unable to deliver that kind of experience we need for solid custom designs.

I have been asking the developers this for a very long time (prior to 2.x release), but it seems that this isn't a high priority, which is very sad to me as I think this could be a great package with some TLC in this area.

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Version 2.8.6
HomerL9095 Member IconReview+2

I wanted a highly featured WYSIWIG web design tool that would allow me to build a website very quickly but which would let me add more complex functionality later with inserted html code and using web host resources, This delivered all of this and I am very happy with the outcome. I think this is value for money.

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Version 2.8.6
Jp3421 Member IconComment+94

Sandvox is a well-designed application, but I consider it utterly obsolete and irrelevant at this point.

If I just want to get something up and running fast and easy with minimum fuss, online services such as Squarespace.com, Weebly.com, WordPress.com are far more suitable for such scenario and they still offer CMS and social capability right out of the box, which Sandvox doesn't. And then, if I want more than that, open source CMS platform such as self-hosted WordPress and Concrete5 would give me the power to do all kinds of custom work while also keeping me from reinventing the wheel via plug-ins and premium themes, none of which Sandvox can match.

WYSWYG is one of Sandvox's selling points, but the thing is that web is not WYSWYG. Gone are the days of web design driven by print design mindset. Web is about usefulness, mobile access and social media. The whole thing has become more like a web app development, and Sandvox doesn't address these needs much at all.

Overall, I believe that the era of Mac web site generator such as iWeb, Sandvox and Rapidweaver has come and gone, and these apps will go the way of the dinosaurs in a few years. It’s no reflection on the quality of work fine folks at Karelia Software. But for someone who follows the current trend in web site design practice at all levels, Sandvox just doesn’t make sense any more.

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Version 2.8.5

Good lord, man! Did you not say the very same thing, literally verbatim, for the Freeway product? Are you spamming every program that isn't Wordpress centric?

ezypaassmecom6095 Member IconReview+2

Great program. I'm not an html programmer. Transferred from iWeb. Comparable in ease of use. Plenty of Templates. Easy to transfer from iWeb although transfer program not much use. If you want to author a basic website with a few bells and whistles eg videos and blog then it's great. Apparently you can also add in html code if you want to but that's not for me. Have a look at my site at www.ezypaass.com.au if you want an idea of what a site can look like. Only took probably 3 hours programming time to transfer from iWeb as the content was mostly cut and paste.

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Version 2.8.3
richlen3 Member IconReview+1

This is a good web editor but it could be a GREAT web editor. For those wanting to do a simple templated website with minor tweaks it's perfect but if you want any kind of control look elsewhere. Though, like iWeb there is an inspector, you have almost no control over CSS. Take text for instance...no control over things like line spacing and other text attributes. All you'll see in the text inspector is whether to add a text list. You can't wrap text around videos...in fact if you want a video anywhere else but in the center of the page, forget it. Just basic features other web editors have and control over CSS attributes would make this a great program. I find it quits a lot too, especially when working with videos.

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Downloads 68,794
Version Downloads 1,347
Type Development / HTML
License Demo
Date 08 Feb 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $79.99
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