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Espresso
Espresso
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Espresso free download for Mac

Espresso

Version 5.9.1

Powerful HTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript development tool.

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$99.00
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Espresso overview

Espresso is back. For people who make delightful, innovative, and fast websites -- in an app to match. Espresso helps you write, code, design, build, and publish with flair and efficiency. Sophisticated text features, amazing Live Preview with Browser Xray, CSSEdit tools, the Navigator, Dynamo auto-building, and Server Sync. Whether you're starting from scratch or tweaking a live site, Espresso has you covered.

Features
  • Browser Preview and Xray - Local project? Enjoy the best auto-refresh in the business. Xray your page layout to quickly edit relevant styles. The best part? It works in Chrome, Firefox and Safari (including Technology Preview).
  • Overrides with Live Styling and Xray - Change CSS for live sites and see your design update in real-time. No need to publish, reload or even save. Only Espresso makes playing with live projects this fun, easy and non-destructive.
  • CSSEdit Tools for Supercharged Style Sheets - The new Espresso lets you build first-class standard CSS, but also modular SCSS and LESS. Styling is a joy with the beautiful Navigator, auto-building by Dynamo and incredible integration with Live Preview and Overrides. Our award-winning CSSEdit visual tools and code formatting live on inside Espresso, with frictionless editors for colors, gradients, shadows, layouts and more - available for standard and dynamic CSS. Everything just works.
  • Zen Snippets - Zen shortcuts let you combine and expand abbreviations based on tags and custom snippets.
  • Toolbar Favorites - Customize your toolbar with contextual actions, snippets and menus for quick access.
  • Re-Indent - Bye-bye, messy code. Apply custom spacing by example. Works for HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Templates - For files, folders or projects. Use a built-in one, or save your reusable bits. A real time-saver.
  • Workspace - Now with the flexibility of tabs while integrating even more smoothly with your project files.
  • Open Quickly - Switch between documents without taking your fingers off the keyboard. It's Go time.
  • Solid Basics - Zippy editing. CodeSense. Folding. Indentation guides. Bracket balancing. All there, quietly helping.
  • Multi-Edit - Make many changes at once, not one change many times. Multiple selections make renaming things a breeze.
  • Navigator - No mere function menu. Effortlessly navigate your code structure with groups, style previews and Quick Filter.
  • Language Support - Out of the box: HTML, (S)CSS, LESS, JS, CoffeeScript, PHP, Ruby, Python, Apache and XML. Extensible with syntax plug-ins.
  • Fantastic Find - Needle and haystack no more. Project Find and Replace, Quick Filter and colorized regex make searching through files or text a breeze.
  • Plug-In Power - Espresso comes with an extensive plug-in API for actions, syntaxes, formatting, and more. Check out the Power Up section.
  • The Dynamics of Static - We dig the inherently secure speed of static websites, and the convenience, reusability and flexibility in dynamic content systems. So, we started Dynamo: Espresso's built-in build infrastructure. It elevates the languages you know and love, producing content without server requirements. Opt in and discover auto-building with unrivaled Live Preview integration where you need it most.
  • Superb CSS - SCSS and LESS are popular for their nested rules, variables and functions. Espresso has fantastic support, even when using them with Preview Overrides.
  • Markdown and HTML - Reuse page components with imports and smart paths. Generate entire folders with template mixins (our blog!).
  • In-App Beta - Advanced CSS support is solid and absolutely dynamite, but we're still evaluating some features like folder template mixins. They may change significantly later.
  • Say Hello to Clodette - With Quick Publish, Server Sync and Quick Browse, you have the right tools for all your publishing needs. Ready for action in the new Clodette overview menu.
  • Server Sync - Keep entire projects in sync with their server. Also pushing a specific folder to a CDN? No problem! Cloud Attack powers super-fast change detection and parallel transfers.
  • App-Wide Favorites - Server credentials are now saved globally - or not at all, ideal for one-off transfers. Many sites on one server? One favorite can power multiple Project Servers, each connecting to its own folder.
  • Quick Publish on Save - Introduced way back, auto-upload-on-save is still a goodie. Use the action menu for more manual control. All seamlessly integrated with your Project Servers - project-wide or folder specific.

Note (from the developer's site): "An Espresso license comes with one year of free features. Renew annually to keep receiving new updates.... You can continue to use the last update within your licensed year indefinitely, and skip or renew at your leisure. Think of it as a time-based replacement of the traditional major version upgrade cycle."

What’s new in version 5.9.1

Updated on Jan 13 2023

Improvements:
  • macOS 13 Ventura support
Fixed:
  • Corrects a mistake with the code-signing of Espresso 5.9.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

25.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.espressoapp.com/

Downloads

65150

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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Roadsider
Roadsider
Jan 11 2023
5.8
4.0
Jan 11 2023
4.0
Version: 5.8
I love it, but the developers (whomever they are at this point) are not answering emails. They recently pushed out an update, but it requires the activation code to get it out of the trial period. As luck would have it, I can't find it, and after FIVE emails, they have yet to respond. And given what I'm reading here, the last thing I want to do is re-up for yet another license. Alternatives to Espresso listed here do not have real-time page rendering updates, something I find critical for this work.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jun 18 2022
5.7.1
0.0
Jun 18 2022
0.0
Version: 5.7.1
The current version is 5.8
chris-459
chris-459
Feb 18 2021
5.6
1.0
Feb 18 2021
1.0
Version: 5.6
It's not what it used to be... sad.
wwwthomaswebb
wwwthomaswebb
Dec 19 2020
5.4.1
3.0
Dec 19 2020
3.0
Version: 5.4.1
beautiful app but as all other saying - looks like its abandoned. there is nothing that even similar. i don't understand why the developer cant wake up :-(
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Feb 28 2020
5.2.2
1.0
Feb 28 2020
1.0
Version: 5.2.2
***Update: Kangacode Pty Ltd is Espresso.app developer now*** Look through the history of this app and the developers behind it: https://www.espressoapp.com/blog/ They just keep selling it to yet another developer only to abandon later without a leap forward. It's all just bug fixes and minor additions every few months if anything at all. I don't even know why they keep trying. Even the most Mac-faithful web developers have moved on to use a FREE yet mighty and versatile Visual Studio Code. There is then Sublime Text, Atom, etc. etc. There is no future for this app in this crowded space.
glynwinter
glynwinter
Jan 31 2020
5.2.2
1.0
Jan 31 2020
1.0
Version: 5.2.2
***Officially Abandonware*** No new features have been added to this app in 7 years - just very minor fixes every few years to keep the revenue coming in. Some new developer bought it, obviously cant get is head around the code and has done nothing with it. Other than continue to keep the site up to take money and force full cost upgrades it is abandoned. Very sad as it was a great app but now it feels dated and isnt a good investment as its likely to disappear anytime soon. Least he could do it make it open source. Charging previous buyers full price for the exact same app to run on Catalina is joke. Update: now the "business" is for sale AGAIN!!!! - what a tragedy.
Iaian7
Iaian7
Jun 30 2019
5.2.2
0.0
Jun 30 2019
0.0
Version: 5.2.2
The new developer announced this spring they are seeking to sell off the software rights; doesn't sound like they'll be updating it any further.
Tim27
Tim27
May 23 2018
5.1.1
3.0
May 23 2018
3.0
Version: 5.1.1
The new owner of this app has a LOT of work to do if he wants to win back trust with MacRobbit's customer base. Hope he's up to the challenge. I'd like to see it back to a usable app like CSSEdit.
fukurokujo
fukurokujo
Nov 18 2017
5.0.4
1.0
Nov 18 2017
1.0
Version: 5.0.4
Expensive for the very very rare and tiny updates it gets and it does nothing better than any texteditor + codekit etc. does. It went downhill from cssedit quite a bit.
jrxpress
jrxpress
Oct 14 2017
5.0.4
5.0
Oct 14 2017
5.0
Version: 5.0.4
I replaced Dreamweaver for Espresso a few years ago, and I love it ;-) so does all my web projects
Albertkinng
Albertkinng
Sep 30 2017
5.0.3
0.0
Sep 30 2017
0.0
Version: 5.0.3
guys I've been an espresso user for a long time. I like it. I need to know if it worst the upgrade? my old version is working on High Sierra so...
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Jul 31 2017
5.0.1
3.0
Jul 31 2017
3.0
Version: 5.0.1
Kudos to the development team for listening to reason and going back to normal versioning that you can understand. Espresso is a serious contender for any web developer. I'll review it fully later when I've had the time to get into it.
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Jul 21 2017
5
1.0
Jul 21 2017
1.0
Version: 5
It's a lost cause at $79. Buyers, be aware; MacRabbit has a past track record on abandoning their apps for several years at a time, and it looks like they are already slowing down like they always have. I would not trust this developer at all. It would be a matter of time before they completely disappear again like they always have.

As for the product itself, I do not see anything compelling enough to throw $79 at them. Atom, Brackets and Visual Studio Code are all FREE, they are open source, and the community has maintained all of them consistently. Using one of these editors with Chrome Dev Tools, there is nothing in Espresso that makes me think it is worth $79.

MacRabbit would be better off creating a lightweight visual code editing tool for CSS animation, CSS transition, and Flexbox that is similar to Webflow's implementation of these CSS features. There is no desktop app equivalent of Webflow's CSS editor that's worth considering. Pinegrow comes somewhat close, but its convoluted UI is counter-productive. I find it quicker and better to just code by hand. Espresso could change that if it offered those features.
Tim27
Tim27
Jul 21 2017
5
3.0
Jul 21 2017
3.0
Version: 5
Any updates coming soon? It's been a while now.
RJC.NJNYC
RJC.NJNYC
May 25 2017
5
0.0
May 25 2017
0.0
Version: 5
Replying to MacUpdate's reply on my 5-11-17 comment, My information was based on an email I received on 5-10-17 promoting Espresso v3 via Paddle.
ChrisMoon
ChrisMoon
May 14 2017
5
3.0
May 14 2017
3.0
Version: 5
General mixed feelings: + I like because is similar to my workflow (one man army) + Xray and preview + Dynamo - general strange developer long time without any update, without info about new version for clients (I'm Espresso 2 user long time), support without responding, now "this" versioning - This dont give trusting, I like this app, but I don't know what will be soon... - no options for updating from v2 (promo price)
RJC.NJNYC
RJC.NJNYC
May 11 2017
5
0.0
May 11 2017
0.0
Version: 5
I believe its v3, not 5. And developer is giving a 25% discount from $99 (via Paddle), which should be $74.25?
seba-szwarc
seba-szwarc
May 2 2017
5
0.0
May 2 2017
0.0
Version: 5
I don't like situation when changing version of the app with small usefull features requiers me MacOS Sierra. I am on El Cap and my laptop won't get upgrde to Sierra, so rly? I stick with version 2 :)
fukurokujo
fukurokujo
Apr 29 2017
5
1.0
Apr 29 2017
1.0
Version: 5
X-Ray is really it's only useful feature! The rest are badly documented, very limited and do not fit into a modern workflow. The Developers should simply bring back a modernized CSSEdit and concentrate on that.
CSS Monkey
CSS Monkey
Apr 28 2017
5
1.5
Apr 28 2017
1.5
Version: 5
This just keeps getting worse. CSSEdit was a class act that could have used a decent text editor. Nothing on the Mac did CSS better. Then along came Espresso, a weak text editor that did CSS rather poorly, and not as good as CSS Edit, which, though dead, still works on my Mac. Espresso was lame from the beginning, despite a few upgrades, one of which I paid for to get the CSS options, which then died on the vine and went into disrepair for a couple of years. Now it's back, with even fewer CSS options than earlier versions of Espresso, and a crazy subscription. The versioning scheme is nuts. So is the price. The interface ranks among the most confusing I've found in a commercial text editor; clumsy and unintuitive. Note To Developer: Fix CSSEdit to run well on macOS Sierra, add a decent text editor, and I'm willing to pay a modest annual fee for what was the best CSS editor, Mac or Windows. Espresso just doesn't cut it. Not worth the money. Text editors I can find anywhere. A good CSS editor is worth gold.
Roadsider
Roadsider
Jan 11 2023
5.8
4.0
Jan 11 2023
4.0
Version: 5.8
chris-459
chris-459
Feb 18 2021
1.0
Feb 18 2021
1.0
Version: null
wwwthomaswebb
wwwthomaswebb
Dec 19 2020
3.0
Dec 19 2020
3.0
Version: null
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Feb 28 2020
1.0
Feb 28 2020
1.0
Version: null
glynwinter
glynwinter
Jan 31 2020
1.0
Jan 31 2020
1.0
Version: null
Edelheid
Edelheid
Sep 24 2018
4.0
Sep 24 2018
4.0
Version: null
fukurokujo
fukurokujo
Nov 18 2017
1.0
Nov 18 2017
1.0
Version: null
jrxpress
jrxpress
Oct 14 2017
5.0
Oct 14 2017
5.0
Version: null
Tarek-Raafat
Tarek-Raafat
Jun 28 2017
1.0
Jun 28 2017
1.0
Version: null
ChrisMoon
ChrisMoon
May 14 2017
3.0
May 14 2017
3.0
Version: null
CSS Monkey
CSS Monkey
Apr 28 2017
1.5
Apr 28 2017
1.5
Version: null
Teksestro
Teksestro
Apr 13 2017
3.0
Apr 13 2017
3.0
Version: null
Kris-nx
Kris-nx
Apr 4 2017
4.0
Apr 4 2017
4.0
Version: null
Tim27
Tim27
Mar 31 2017
3.0
Mar 31 2017
3.0
Version: null
orsi
orsi
Mar 31 2017
4.0
Mar 31 2017
4.0
Version: null
f-mcgregor88
f-mcgregor88
Feb 11 2016
4.0
Feb 11 2016
4.0
Version: null
adrian-bliss88
adrian-bliss88
Dec 7 2015
3.5
Dec 7 2015
3.5
Version: null
Zac
Zac
Jul 23 2015
5.0
Jul 23 2015
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-cat-6202
anonymous-cat-6202
Jan 6 2015
0.5
Jan 6 2015
0.5
Version: null
Johnleh
Johnleh
Nov 21 2014
2.0
Nov 21 2014
2.0
Version: null
Potatobear
Potatobear
Oct 1 2014
5.0
Oct 1 2014
5.0
Version: null
Macluddite
Macluddite
Mar 5 2014
2.0
Mar 5 2014
2.0
Version: null
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Feb 25 2014
3.0
Feb 25 2014
3.0
Version: null
Rzog
Rzog
Dec 4 2013
4.5
Dec 4 2013
4.5
Version: null
steelie
steelie
Oct 24 2013
5.0
Oct 24 2013
5.0
Version: null
dsimer
dsimer
Sep 11 2013
4.0
Sep 11 2013
4.0
Version: null
Tommy-Gun
Tommy-Gun
Jul 27 2013
3.5
Jul 27 2013
3.5
Version: null
myersd
myersd
Jul 18 2013
4.5
Jul 18 2013
4.5
Version: null
mdx11
mdx11
Feb 20 2013
2.5
Feb 20 2013
2.5
Version: null
DirkM
DirkM
Dec 21 2012
4.5
Dec 21 2012
4.5
Version: null
jvolner
jvolner
Dec 20 2012
5.0
Dec 20 2012
5.0
Version: null
herveo
herveo
Dec 20 2012
5.0
Dec 20 2012
5.0
Version: null
jondueck
jondueck
Dec 18 2012
5.0
Dec 18 2012
5.0
Version: null
Kim-0068024c
Kim-0068024c
Dec 15 2012
5.0
Dec 15 2012
5.0
Version: null
nexo94
nexo94
Dec 13 2012
5.0
Dec 13 2012
5.0
Version: null
Pnguyen
Pnguyen
Dec 12 2012
4.0
Dec 12 2012
4.0
Version: null
NamaStacy
NamaStacy
Dec 11 2012
5.0
Dec 11 2012
5.0
Version: null
fa3d
fa3d
Dec 10 2012
5.0
Dec 10 2012
5.0
Version: null
Ikarus
Ikarus
Dec 10 2012
5.0
Dec 10 2012
5.0
Version: null
Nodelien
Nodelien
Dec 6 2012
4.0
Dec 6 2012
4.0
Version: null
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