Espresso
Espresso
5.2.2

2.5

Espresso free download for Mac

Espresso

5.2.2
25 September 2018

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

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 Espresso

Version 5.2.2:
Improved:
  • Made document find and replace more accessible and more consistent with other macOS applications by adding a menu item: Edit > Find > Find and Replace… (⌥⌘F)
  • Remapped the lesser-used Navigator Quick Filter keyboard shortcut from ⌥⌘F to ⌥⇧⌘F
Fixed:
  • Drag-and-drop for multiple items in the sidebar was broken on Mojave
  • Tabs couldn't be reordered nor pulled out into independent windows on Mojave
  • Document replace using regular expressions wasn't working
  • Pressing shift + return in the document find bar wasn't finding the previous result
  • Preview was broken for some websites
  • "Snippets + Zen…" menu item no longer worked

Requirements for Espresso

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.2 or later

100 Espresso Reviews

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Tim27
16 August 2013

Most helpful

Another .X update. Macrabbit, what we could use is the next version. 2.x has been out for a long time now. We need the functionality of CSSEdit. Many of your customers have asked for it, but you still have not provided it.
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Version 2.1.2
Iaian7
30 June 2019
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.
Like (1)
Version 5.2.2
Tim27
23 May 2018
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.
Like (5)
Version 5.1.1
2 answer(s)
Bumbleb
Bumbleb
05 November 2018
Yeah. It's really sad how a good app, CSSEdit, with wonderful usability, became a simplified, dumbed-down Espresso.

And in the latest version of Espresso (version "5") they've REALLY messed things up. Low contrast, small text, small abstract icons, bad X-Ray and override implementation... Really sad.
Like (1)
Iaian7
Iaian7
30 June 2019
Agreed! I'm still hoping someone will release an updated CSSEdit-like app that includes the newer CSS3 features, but for now...I just have to keep using the old CSSEdit, because nothing else comes close!
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fukurokujo
18 November 2017
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.
Like (4)
Version 5.0.4
jrxpress
14 October 2017
I replaced Dreamweaver for Espresso a few years ago, and I love it ;-) so does all my web projects
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Version 5.0.4
Albertkinng
30 September 2017
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...
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Version 5.0.3
Mikael-B
31 July 2017
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.
Like (1)
Version 5.0.1
1 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
11 September 2017
Unfortunately I couldn't do this for yet some time as I had to go back to a machine that only support OS X 10.11. I think the 10.12 requirement is reasonable though not ideal. 10.13 is around the corner, so….
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Scott-C-H-
21 July 2017
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.
Like (5)
Version 5
1 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
31 July 2017
I think arguing about the price is somewhat odd here. If you're not making $79 in a few hours of coding then maybe you need new clients?

I have only tried version 3 and it's one of the best text editors I've tried for HTML/CSS. I applaud them for not going Macaw, PInegrow and all other tired "visual" time wasters. Will try version 5 soon.
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Tim27
21 July 2017
Any updates coming soon? It's been a while now.
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Version 5
1 answer(s)
Tim27
Tim27
15 March 2018
I have to say, the number of decent updates to this app with any kind of new features given the new "subscription pricing model" is pretty disappointing. I doubt I will be paying for another version.
Seriously, MacRabbit. You know what people want. They've told you many times... CSSEdit updated. Espresso ain't it.
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RJC.NJNYC
25 May 2017
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.
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Version 5
ChrisMoon
14 May 2017
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)
Like (3)
Version 5
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