RapidWeaver
RapidWeaver
8.5.1

3.9

RapidWeaver free download for Mac

RapidWeaver

8.5.1
03 February 2020

Create template-based websites rapidly.

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 RapidWeaver

Version 8.5.1:
  • This is a stability release that improves compatibility with Stacks from YourHead Software.

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Bluebird
28 January 2019

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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.
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Version 8.1.1
pl-svn
02 February 2020
Click "Download" and... what you get is v8.3, not 8.5.1 :-/
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Version 8.5.1
Bluebird
28 January 2019
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.
Like (2)
Version 8.1.1
Zx81
06 December 2018
OMG, I have to pay...again! This is insane!
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Version 8.0.3
iamdavid
05 December 2018
Rapidweaver 8.1 was issued 3. weeks ago. What is wrong with this site? Nearly everything on it is one or more versions behind.
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Version 8.0.3
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tvalleau
tvalleau
05 December 2018
Nope. 8.1 is still in beta testing
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mzulgis
15 April 2018
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.
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Version 7.5.5
1 answer(s)
Cookie08
Cookie08
05 December 2018
Just purchase foundation or foundry and with stacks and you are set. Our site has no templates and hundreds of pages really fast with reuse footers and navigation stuff the rest is free form. I can make pages very quickly. The Foundry or foundation come with all that is needed. If you need something more specialised the is always some plugins available.
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tognans
28 December 2017
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.
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Version 7.5.5
misterjspencer
04 December 2017
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.
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Version 7.5.4
1 answer(s)
Harry Flashman
Harry Flashman
14 December 2017
I've used Rapidweaver for a few years now and it does allow me to produce a good looking website, after spending big on themes, stacks and plugins, but site building takes forever due to serious performance issues when using Stacks, which is why I've started using Blocs and expect to dump Rapidweaver entirely before long.

In addition to the slow speeds, Rapidweaver also has never-ending problems in areas like FTP, so the $$ cost of ownership with Rapidweaver is annoying, but the enduring bugs and loss of time make it untenable.
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Quest4sanity
15 November 2017
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.
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Version 7.5.2
john-348
05 November 2017
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.
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Version 7.5.2
Scott-C-H-
04 September 2017
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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Version 7.4.1