Goldfish Standard
Goldfish Standard
4.6

4.1

Goldfish Standard free download for Mac

Goldfish Standard

4.6
11 December 2019

Web design for all devices in a few easy steps.

Overview

Goldfish is the easy-to-use solution to design stunning, custom websites in very little time, using the latest HTML5 technologies. We come from the creative world, and understand how you think as an illustrator, creative, and designer. All our knowledge and our experience in developing websites, informed by the feedback from the Goldfish community, are now in Goldfish 4.

Goldfish Standard Features
  • 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
  • Design your website freely with text, images and other content
  • Customized website for smartphones and tablets
  • Automatic forwarding to a customized page, depending on the device, operating system or language
  • Same typography on all devices by rendering fonts and support for Adobe Typekit *
  • Retina graphics and support for resolution independent SVG vector graphics
  • HTML5 audio and video, as well as integration of YouTube videos
  • Dynamic menus with customizable design and customizable features
  • Buttons for like and share for all major communities
  • Professional image gallery and slideshow in multiple different styles
  • Entirely customizable e-mail, contact, and booking forms with SPAM protection
  • Dynamic visitor counter in many pleasent styles
  • Automatically generated sitemap for finding a page quickly
  • Integration of external websites in iFrames
  • Guestbook where your website visitors can post comments and annotations
  • Blog and CMS for posting content without Goldfish, directly on your website with comments and RSS Feed
  • Embed code snippets e.g. for GoogleMaps, Flickr or Facebook
  • Integration of Google Analytics with data protection rules
  • Pinning of backgrounds and page areas when scrolling (the background or area is fixed)
  • Prepared for the Fishbeam Clips library with over 1000 clips **
  • Publish your website directly via FTP with SSL encryption
  • Export your website as HTML files
  • Goldfish generates modern HTML5 and CSS code complying with official standards

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.
* The use of Adobe Typekit possibly requires a paid registration on the Typekit website.
** The Fishbeam clip library is not part of Goldfish, and can be purchased separately.

What's new in Goldfish Standard

Version 4.6:
  • Goldfish is now compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • Autosave feature added. Changes are saved every 60 seconds. After a crash, the current state of a file will be restored when restarting Goldfish.
  • New Goldfish Store on the toolbar that lets you buy Fishbeam clips.
  • Goldfish no longer uses JavaScript to calculate the page layout, just CSS. The amount of script code was reduced and the pages are loading faster.
  • macOS Catalina: When opening the color chooser for background colors etc. Goldfish no longer crashes.
  • Buttons: The button in the form or button item now displays the arc of the background correctly too in the editor.
  • Store: The zip code is now accepted with letters. This is necessary for zip codes in the Netherlands.
  • Buttons: The button in the form or button item now displays the arc correctly in the editor and is no longer too small.
  • The context menu for resetting the image size now always displays correct values.
  • E-mail links now also work in the preview.
  • The editor is now displayed more smoothly and without flickering when updating the view.
  • New upgrade window where you can buy Goldfish and the Fishbeam Cloud directly.
  • References in the startup window and in the menu on the new upgrade window have been updated.
  • Text: The Render as Image option has been deprecated.
  • Form: Fixed a bug where the form was not sent if the SPAM protection file could not be read.
  • The assignment of code snippets in the code tab has been improved.
  • Form: Required file uploads now work correctly on Firefox and Chrome if no file is selected.
  • All old Fishbeam Clips dialogs have been removed.
  • The dialogs that appear when exporting or publishing without a license are now revised.
  • In the Import Media window the file name without file extension is the default comment now.
  • In the Embedded Media window, the comment is now in a separate box instead of in a list column.
  • Tab stops and line breaks can now be entered in the comment fields of the "Import Media", "Embedded Media" and "Edit Comment..." windows.
  • In pictures and in the gallery, line breaks and tab stops are now displayed in the comment for image zoom and all other gallery types.
  • Tab stops can now be used in text fields.
  • For Standard or unregistered users, the restrictions in the Code tab are now applied correctly.
  • If the login to the Fishbeam Cloud fails, the progress bar is now reset correctly.
  • About box: The name is now displayed correctly for unregistered users.
  • Product: Paddings in the buy button are now always calculated correctly.
  • Animation: Empty animations no longer generate JavaScript errors.
  • Page area: In page area lines where the background is stretched to the border, the margins are now calculated correctly in all cases.
  • Form: Paddings of selection elements (pop-up menu and list) are now calculated correctly.
  • Audio & Video: In YouTube videos, the title display can no longer be disabled. Therefore, the option "Show Video Title" was removed.
  • Audio & Video: In YouTube videos, the video suggestions can no longer be disabled. Therefore, "Show Suggestions" now allows you to choose between "From all videos" and "Only from channel".
  • Embedded Fonts: Goldfish no longer loses font files when only a few files per font have been embedded.
  • And much more.

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14 Goldfish Standard Reviews

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Aargl
02 August 2010

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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. :-(
Like (4)
Version 3.1
Mikael-B
08 December 2012
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
24 March 2012
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.
Like (1)
Version 3.6
Djmouse
02 July 2011
Still love this software. Very easy to use and the websites look good.
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Version 3.4
zo219
21 June 2011
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.
Like (2)
Version 3.4
Max29
04 May 2011
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.
Like (2)
Version 3.4
1 answer(s)
Bdkennedy1
Bdkennedy1
11 May 2011
The developer lives in Germany. Post your complaints on his FaceBook page so everyone can see it. #fishbeam
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Max29
04 May 2011
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
02 August 2010
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. :-(
Like (4)
Version 3.1
1 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
08 December 2012
Thank you for this informative review, Aargl.
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Bdkennedy1
08 January 2010
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
30 September 2009
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
3 answer(s)
Bdkennedy1
Bdkennedy1
09 October 2009
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.
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Version 3.0
Bdkennedy1
Bdkennedy1
09 October 2009
And I forgot to mention the price doubled.
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Version 3.0
DoctorFix
DoctorFix
01 June 2011
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.
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Bdkennedy1
10 March 2009
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