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RapidWeaver
RapidWeaver
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RapidWeaver free download for Mac

RapidWeaver

Create template-based websites rapidly.

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RapidWeaver overview

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML- and CSS-based websites.

One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick-looking website that takes very little effort.

RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead for some little tools to help spice up your website in RapidWeaver.

What’s new in version 8.10.4

Updated on Sep 15 2022

New
  • Added 16-inch MacBook Pro & 24-inch iMac to devices simulator
  • Ability to choose between PHP 7 and PHP 8
  • Added Cordialite and Lumilite themes from Multithemes
Fixes
  • Updated themes
  • Updated the user agent in the preview to reflect modern devices
  • Fixed a missing semicolon in RW’s badge JS
  • A minor update to fix a cosmetic issue in the registration window where the incorrect device is shown for some newer devices.
View older RapidWeaver updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

119.8 MB

Downloads

301782

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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What customer like

Stability
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What needs improvements

Price
Value
Regular updates

RapidWeaver qualities

Value
2.3
Ease of use
3.0
Features
2.7
Reliability
4.3
Customer support
3.3
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Pirx
Pirx
Jul 27 2022
8.10.0
0.0
Jul 27 2022
0.0
Version: 8.10.0
Frankly, I don't like renting software and I don't support companies who to change to subscription mode: When the "landlord" goes out of business, you can bid farewell to the software, too. Mind you, it is not a rare occurrence, software companies do have the nasty habit of folding up. There should always be the option to purchase a perpetual license, that will never expire.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 30 2022
8.10.0
1.0
Jun 30 2022
1.0
Version: 8.10.0
DO NOT UPDATE to v8.10.0 ! ! ! It is a PAID UPGRADE, it is SUBSCRIPTIONWARE, and will FAIL with your v8 license. This is TRAGIC. - - RapidWeaver is suffering from Marketing-As-Management, the disease that kills aging companies. At this time: (1) 'Check for Updates...' either fails, or it only detects the previous version as the latest. It will NOT detect v8.10.0. That may be a blessing. (2) "RadidWeaver Classic", despite it being listed at v8.10.0, is a PAID UPGRADE, which of course is insane. Your v8 license will FAIL. DO NOT INSTALL v8.10.0. (3) To add to this insanity, when v8.10.0 is manually installed, the name of the app has CHANGED from "RapidWeaver 8" to simply "RapidWeaver". You will (thankfully) have TWO copies, TWO versions of the app sitting next to each other. TRASH v8.10.0 "RapidWeaver" and don't look back. - - CONCLUSION: Past v8.9.4, RapidWeaver is DEAD TO ME. I've knocked it down from 5-star to 1-star. Shameful. Sad.
frans-3
frans-3
Jun 29 2022
8.10.0
1.0
Jun 29 2022
1.0
Version: 8.10.0
And now Rapidweaver is going also the way of subscription… :-( Following version is about the same price - but for only one year, a five year license will be… hold on… 291 dollars! Bye bye Rapidweaver! I’ll stick to version 8 for now as long as I can.
Pogmoor
Pogmoor
Mar 5 2022
8.9.3
0.0
Mar 5 2022
0.0
Version: 8.9.3
Having abandoned Sandvox a couple of years ago when it was clear that development had stalled I looked at all the other MacOS desktop web builders before settling on RapidWeaver as clearly the best for my needs. It is not cheap and some of the add-ons that give extra functionality are also expensive but if you are serious about building an attractive and responsive website without coding there is nothing to beat it. There is an active community of add-on developers and the app itself is frequently updated - version 9 is expected soon.
Zen22
Zen22
Feb 20 2022
8.9.3
1.0
Feb 20 2022
1.0
Version: 8.9.3
Welcome to the RapidWeaver platform. Where you spend $100 to get a barebones app and then the developers themselves encourage the use of a bunch of addons that cost hundreds of more dollars. Seriously. What can this app do on its own? Such a waste of time. The makers of the self-proclaimed "best web DESIGN software for Mac" can't even DESIGN their own website without the help of third party software IN THEIR OWN app. Sure, RapidWeaver has been around for two decades. And what's been developed in that time is a glorified (and non user friendly) TEMPLATE EDITOR which comes with about 8 modern usable templates. How funny this WEB DESIGN app can't do web design at all. This is clearly a company comfortable with its position, surrounded by add-on creators equally comfortable. There's no innovation here. What's the web without innovation? Every little detail costs extra.
Paolo-Tramannoni
Paolo-Tramannoni
Dec 5 2021
8.9.3
0.0
Dec 5 2021
0.0
Version: 8.9.3
RapidWeaver is just the foundation of a modular web development system. As is, you can create simple web sites and blogs, easy do design, publish and update. I've managed to develop some not-so-simple web sites during the years, with just the help of some manual coding (that can easily be done). Add Stacks, and you get more advanced page layout features. Add Foundry or Foundation, and you get an advanced web development tool, with which you can design the most sophisticate page layouts. Add other modules (or 'stacks'), add templates, and you get a lot for any type of personal and commercial web site. Costs grow depending on the complexity of the requested task. It not mandatory, even if tempting, to let it grow. In the end, RW+Stacks+Foundry/Foundation are some 200€, well deserved for an advanced development tool with great support.
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Apr 8 2021
8.8.1
0.0
Apr 8 2021
0.0
Version: 8.8.1
There's little info in why you'd want to use this if you can actually code HTML/CSS already. There are frameworks for getting off the ground building compete sites and staying ahead. A tool like this would appear to just get in the way and not mesh well with all developer tools and frameworks out there.
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Mar 21 2020
8.5.1
1.0
Mar 21 2020
1.0
Version: 8.5.1
What a joke that this application cannot open or import existing html files! And when copying the html code from a rather simple html file with nothing but three small tables into a new Rapidweaver project there is nothing but crap to be seen. Downloaded, installed, tried, deleted.
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Mar 21 2020
8.5.1
1.0
Mar 21 2020
1.0
Version: 8.5.1
What a joke that this application cannot open or import existing html files!
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Mar 21 2020
8.5.1
1.0
Mar 21 2020
1.0
Version: 8.5.1
What a joke that this application cannot open existing html files!
pl-svn
pl-svn
Feb 2 2020
8.5.1
0.0
Feb 2 2020
0.0
Version: 8.5.1
Click "Download" and... what you get is v8.3, not 8.5.1 :-/
Bluebird
Bluebird
Jan 28 2019
8.1.1
5.0
Jan 28 2019
5.0
Version: 8.1.1
Rapidweaver just keeps getting better with each update. Those who are negative here are obviously not enjoying the added benefit of using Stacks with Foundation or Foundry. These magical additions are critical to getting serious development from Rapidweaver. They cost extra, but WELL worth the SMALL investment to easily achieve amazing sites. Purchasing extra Stacks to achieve a particular feature is just common sense. No web authoring app can provide everything out of the box to suit your desires. With Stacks you can add almost anything spectacular to complete a dazzling site. Rapidweaver with Stacks and Foundation or Foundry is the way to go.
Zx81
Zx81
Dec 6 2018
8.0.3
0.0
Dec 6 2018
0.0
Version: 8.0.3
OMG, I have to pay...again! This is insane!
iamdavid
iamdavid
Dec 5 2018
8.0.3
1.0
Dec 5 2018
1.0
Version: 8.0.3
Rapidweaver 8.1 was issued 3. weeks ago. What is wrong with this site? Nearly everything on it is one or more versions behind.
mzulgis
mzulgis
Apr 15 2018
7.5.5
0.0
Apr 15 2018
0.0
Version: 7.5.5
I was considering this product, but reading comments here that so many additional plugins/addons need to be purchased to get it working right put me off. I'll keep looking until I find something fairly priced which doesn't have all these hidden costs. Considering either Sandvox or Everweb, not sure which produces the best looking sites. I already have Everweb so I can upgrade to the latest version, but if Sandvox is better maybe I'll go for that.
tognans
tognans
Dec 28 2017
7.5.5
4.0
Dec 28 2017
4.0
Version: 7.5.5
Purchased to replace an iWEB. Boy Scout Site as we needed to migrate to Sierra and iWeb is not compatible (would not work on ours) Although I could have wished for an easier and more intuitive interface, the videos quickly gave me what I needed to replace a multi paged and detailed website entirely in a few hours. The new site is ALMOST exactly what we wanted and we haven't even begun to learn RapidWeaver. Once we learn more I believe we will be able to manipulate the spaces more precisely and be even more happy with the product. Right now, Very pleased to replace the iWeb site so easily.
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
Dec 4 2017
7.5.4
1.0
Dec 4 2017
1.0
Version: 7.5.4
I used Rapidweaver for many years, then came paid upgrades, plugin creators out of business and I realised I had been had...here was an app purporting to create websites with ease that actually I needed more paid plugins and a decent paid theme to create a reasonable site. Is that really the future of simple website building. so I tried Sandvox, and a weight was lifted from my shoulders.
Quest4sanity
Quest4sanity
Nov 15 2017
7.5.2
5.0
Nov 15 2017
5.0
Version: 7.5.2
Since version 3, Rapidweaver has allowed me to manage several websites for years, updating their designs to integrate stores, add responsiveness and keep things modern with out having to delve heavily into code (though you can if you want). It's an indispensable tool for my business. Rapidweaver is one of the apps that keeps me a Mac user. I can't recommend it, or the community of developers surrounding it enough.
john-348
john-348
Nov 5 2017
7.5.2
4.5
Nov 5 2017
4.5
Version: 7.5.2
I've used RapidWeaver since ver. 5 and I have to admit changing from Adobe DreamWeaver was very positive. I have upgraded to version 6 and now 7 I must admit that a lot of addons are unnecessary, but you decide for yourself what to download/use - my favorite is TotalCMS I've just bought a brand new iMac and there have been challenges to install Addons, but I found out that I could find hidden files by way of Forklift and by the way copy Addons from the old to the new one - very simple and fast.
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Sep 4 2017
7.4.1
0.5
Sep 4 2017
0.5
Version: 7.4.1
I wouldn't use it even if they gave me a license for free. Out of date approach.

If you just want something up and running with the least amount of hassles and don't want to learn to code, wordpress.com, squarespace.com, wix.com, etc. any hosted solutions are much easier, quicker, and more powerful than Rapidweaver. Your site could be up and running before you can finish paying for Rapidweaver and get a license, free of charge with some options.

If you want a custom website, there is no way around learning HTML and CSS. It's just a markup language. It's not that hard to learn, and you will have the level of flexibility and ability to create something that Rapidweaver will never be able to achieve.

Save your $99 and look elsewhere.
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