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Freeway Express is the cost-effective way to get your company, group or family on the Web without making sacrifices in quality. With many of the features of its big brother, Freeway Express is the tool-of-choice for casual Web designers.

Freeway Express is based on a DTP application, not an HTML editor. This means it works like any drag and drop application. And there's no need to know HTML. While a large number of templates are available, the best part about using Freeway Express is in starting with a blank page. Design exactly what you want without being saddled with a
What's New
Version 6.1.2:

Localization:

  • Fixed an issue with the Action "Big Prompt" dialog which prevented the contents of the text view being saved when running in non-English languages
Actions:
  • The Blogger Posts Action now outputs comments styling correctly
  • The Blogger Action no longer converts the wrong style element to a b:skin element
Other:
  • Disabled formatted text for Markup Items and Page HTML Markup
  • Fixed a problem that could cause a program error when reading documents containing large chunks of Action data
  • The "required" attribute doesn't get added incorrectly to buttons after they have been modified
  • Removed the 32000 character limit on Markup Items and Page HTML Markup

Version 6.1.2:

Localization:

  • Fixed an issue with the Action "Big Prompt" dialog which prevented the contents of the text view being saved when running in non-English languages
Actions:
  • The Blogger Posts Action now outputs comments styling correctly
  • The Blogger Action no longer converts the wrong style element to a b:skin more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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Freeway Express User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Drdul commented on 01 Feb 2013
FYI: It's $30 to upgrade from version 5.5, which IMO is kinda steep as it's more than half the full price of $50.
[Version 6.0.0]

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Porpentine replied on 01 Feb 2013
Thanks for the warning. This kind of info should be included in the listing. Can you sort that out MacUpdate?
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Forn replied on 14 Feb 2013
Not true: Compare upgrade and full price.
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Forn replied on 14 Feb 2013
Sorry your right, Drdul. This is Express not Pro.
Here is the price list: http://www.softpress.com/prices/
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Wcody reviewed on 07 Oct 2011
Like many others, I'm moving away from iWeb, and tried several "alternatives" including Sandvox (too limited) and Rapidweaver (too convoluted). I downloaded Freeway Express, and found that I could do everything that I did in iWeb, plus a whole lot more.

The program is a "little" daunting at first, but the online tutorial movies got me going in about 1/2 hour, and I was well on my way to creating EXACTLY what I wanted.

The documentation is excellent, there is a large user community, and the program is rock solid; zero crashes with dozens of hours of use.

I think this is the program to get if you don't want to bother with HTML, but still have the flexibility to get fancy. Highly recommended.

(By the way, the AppleStore app has this available for $49)
[Version 5.6.1]


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Old Muley reviewed on 10 Aug 2011
Given the impending implosion of iWeb, I've been researching a suitable replacement for some time. I was completely unaware that Freeway Express even existed until I saw a mention of it over on MacRumors. What I wanted was something that was a step up from iWeb, but still had a lot of the ease of use. It was also important to me that I not be limited by pre-packaged themes that couldn't be modified. What I've found in Freeway Express is a solution that meets all of my requirements. As others have said, it can initially be a bit overwhelming to start using FE, but with a few days of study (the downloadable tome of a manual really helps) and playing around it can be mastered even by a web novice such as myself. In the past 3 days, I've been able to learn enough that I've almost recreated (and significantly improved) my old site originally designed on iWeb. Thanks for the software, Softpress! BTW: Check it out on Apple's App Store- it can be had for less than $30 as of this writing.
[Version 5.6.1]


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Zx81 commented on 19 Jan 2011
Sorry if I'm lazy and could read the manual instead of asking...
Any idea if I can import a site (web html version) into Freeway or do I have to start all over again (trying to migrate -escape?- from Rapidweaver)
[Version 5.5.0]

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Zx81 replied on 12 May 2011
No reply so far & I'm still stuck with RW. Stupid me!
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Miner replied on 08 Aug 2011
While there formally is the option to import, the net result is such that it is better to start from scratch.
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Clinto reviewed on 24 Oct 2009
I don't know one thing about HTML code, and I'm not a professional web site designer or developer - just a guy who wanted to completely overhaul his web site. I downloaded the trial version of Freeway Express 5.4.2, watched the video tutorials, then started working on my web site.

Initially, I was overwhelmed. The manual is more than 400 pages long and tough to read. The video tutorials are moderately helpful, but they omit a lot of details. My first 3 or 4 days of working with this product went pretty slowly.

But - here's the bright point - the tech support is excellent. Honestly, it's probably the best I've ever encountered. They take time to read and understand your questions, and they provide detailed answers with good explanations. And they add more information (beyond your question) - anticipating other things that might confuse you, or explaining why to use a particular image format in a particular situation.

After a few emails with the Softpress tech support, I felt much more comfortable using Freeway, and work on the web site went much more smoothly.

I didn't try the Pro version - but the Express version has everything (and probably more) that an amateur web site developer would need. And once I got the hang of using the program, I found it very easy to use.

The tech support people could probably reduce their workload a lot by either improving the manual or by posting more (and better) video tutorials on their web site. If the manuals or video tutorials were better, I would probably give 5 stars. On the other hand, if tech support had not come to my rescue so well (and if I had to rely on the manual and the existing tutorials) I would probably give 3 stars. As is, this product earns a solid 4 star rating.

BTW, a few other people have complained about lack of multiple Undos. I haven't found a need for multiple undos. Occasionally I use a single undo. If a really screw something up, I just delete the screwed up item and recreate it. The software is so easy to use, that it's pretty painless to have to do that.

Note: I almost never write software reviews, but the tech support was so stellar that I felt compelled to post this. And price is VERY reasonable.
[Version 5.4.2]


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ugeorge reviewed on 24 Jun 2008
I was looking for a product to build web pages without having to write html, and this, in my opinion, is the best I have tried, as concerns flexibility, ease of use, control of the final result, and, last but not least, affordable price.
Moreover, when I needed support the response was fast and satisfactory.
The only serious remark is the lack of multiple level of undo, I hope that future development of the program will add this feature.
[Version 5.1.2]


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Softpress Systems (developer) commented on 23 Jan 2008
Softpress is a company that develops, markets and sells the Freeway family of products. We aim to provide excellent technical support and customer service. We also listen to our users.

Softpress is not, and has never been, a company known for “gouging” our users. Our prices for new software are well below what would be expected for the quality of our products and services. We do not regularly demand money for upgrades (like many in the industry). We do however maintain our software and offer free upgrades to sustain older versions of Freeway for extended life spans, as early adopters of both Freeway 3 and Freeway 4 can attest.

Last week, to coincide with Macworld and to get feedback from our users, we launched a Beta version of Freeway 5. In conjunction, we are now offering a free upgrade to 5 for all users that purchase after January 1st, 2008. We're very excited about the new features, and we're sure you will be too.

Some users who purchased Freeway in the last few months of 2007, including those who have commented here, have expressed their view that we had somehow tricked them into buying when we knew a new version was on the way. People that purchased here at macZOT! got Freeway at 60% off the retail price, which is even lower than our regular upgrade pricing from 3 to 4.

Freeway 5 will not be released until at least March, and that would backdate the free upgrades on release to a minimum of two months, which we believe is fair. Those who have complained, seek to penalize us for offering our existing and potential users a “sneak peek” at our new software, which makes it difficult to receive and apply the feedback we need.

Freeway 5 is not yet ready and not for sale. When it is, it will be a wonderful tool for home users and professionals alike. It will empower users and save their precious time. It will be solid and fully-featured, in part because of the users' opportunity to test it and offer feedback.

There will be an announcement about upgrades from version 4 to 5, probably around the release of the second beta. Again, you will see that Softpress does takes care of its users. Until then, please feel encouraged to use the Freeway 5 Beta, enjoy it and let us know what you think.

Ian Schray
US Marketing Manager
Softpress Systems Ltd
http://www.softpress.com
[Version 5.0p1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Mar 2005
Fantastic product! Produced a great funtioning website without needing to know HTML. Even optimises the files before downloading. Good support from the developer to issues and good forum support. If you want to create your own website, this is the go. Point-and-click application. Even comes with templates if you don't want to design your own style. Great value too.
[Version 3.5.12]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Mar 2005
I'm sure you mean it optimizes files before UPLOADING, rather than downloading...
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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Nov 2004
This program has tuned into a nightmare. It will no longer save anything I change, although all changes show in Preview. I must save in BBEdit and then upload through BB. I changed a series of text graphics - they show in preview but the files themselves have not changed - this is an issue BBEdit cannot correct as they should be converted in Freeway (but are NOT being converted). Big mistake buying this program.
[Version 3.5.12]


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GeeH rated on 16 Jul 2012

[Version 5.6.4]


Downloads:27,602
Version Downloads:193
Type:Development : HTML
License:Demo
Date:03 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.99
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Freeway Express is the cost-effective way to get your company, group or family on the Web without making sacrifices in quality. With many of the features of its big brother, Freeway Express is the tool-of-choice for casual Web designers.

Freeway Express is based on a DTP application, not an HTML editor. This means it works like any drag and drop application. And there's no need to know HTML. While a large number of templates are available, the best part about using Freeway Express is in starting with a blank page. Design exactly what you want without being saddled with a pre-configured website. And if you can't come up with an idea, the templates are always there to fall back on.

Tired of typing/copying and pasting the same thing over and over again? With Freeway Express, those days are over. Use the Master pages to set up items that never change, like your logo, navigation and footer. Each time you create a new page, Freeway Express automatically brings your Master page content along for the ride. You just add your content!

Freeway Express makes it very easy to design pages that work on all modern browsers. The HTML generator built into Freeway Express writes clean, standards-compliant HTML for you.

Import movies, audio, and Flash into Freeway Express


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