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Sparkle Pro
Sparkle Pro
4.6
Sparkle Pro free download for Mac

Sparkle Pro

Version 4.0.7

Visual website creator.

Sparkle Pro overview

Sparkle Pro will change your mind if you thought building websites wasn't for you. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder that lets you create sites for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and clients. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box. Sparkle turns your design into a live site on the fly, no coding and no jargon. You don’t need to know about code or other web programming concepts: Sparkle makes sites happen.

With Sparkle Pro you can:
  • Create landing pages in a matter of minutes--test your ideas quickly
  • Focus your attention on content and layout
  • Quickly iterate on fully functional site designs
Features
  • Quickly add galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files
  • Web fonts, retina graphics and delightful animations for stunning output quality
  • Visual contact form creation
  • Default wireframe look to share your site at any stage of construction
  • You’re never constrained by a rigid page structure or by templates
  • Mobile device support via phone and tablet specific layouts
  • Live preview of your site on computers, tablets and phones, while you edit
  • Built-in incremental FTP to rapidly publish to any web host
  • Privacy and cookie law support
  • Backed by a product-focused company praised for its support and helpfulness

What’s new in version 4.0.7

Updated on Mar 22 2022

Added:
  • Support for password protected vimeo videos
Improved:
  • Checkboxes to report their label in the form email
  • Discrepancies of height of text lines with icons between canvas and browser
Fixed:
  • Blog index preview with tag filtering
  • Checkboxes with the same variable name to report distinct results
  • Contact form email sent via server with PHP8 on linux servers
  • Custom patterns for background boxes
  • Footer items not resising when visible on multiple pages
  • Layout with full width elements in some cases
  • Parallax with one time animation and with video
  • Popup auto hiding after animation in some cases
  • Popup to the bottom with autoscaled devices
  • Stick to top groups in some case
  • Typewriter animation not preserving final space
  • Undo when moving layout blocks

Information

License

Shareware

Size

230.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://sparkleapp.com

Downloads

28581

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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What customer like

Support
User Experience
Value

What needs improvements

Regular updates

Sparkle Pro qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.3
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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catmthompson1
catmthompson1
Dec 23 2021
3.1.7
5.0
Dec 23 2021
5.0
Version: 3.1.7
I honestly did not want to leave anything in "what needs improvement" because so far, nothing does. I was a die-hard iWeb user, and continued using it until about a year ago, when I lost the one file that allows you to update. A year of searching for a replacement left me despondent and uninspired. Then I found Sparkle. Wow. The templates are visually stunning, it is a joy to work with, and the customer service absolutely excellent. I created an amazing new site that is getting lots of appreciation and I love how easy it is to move things around, make changes, and get the results I want. This is by far, in my opinion, the very best web template for creative people on macs. I am helping some friends build their sits in Sparkle as well.
Selcuk
Selcuk
Sep 3 2021
3.1.3
5.0
Sep 3 2021
5.0
Version: 3.1.3
Best!
nobody2011
nobody2011
Feb 19 2021
3.0.8
0.0
Feb 19 2021
0.0
Version: 3.0.8
Yes (and thanx for that) Sparkle v3.0.8 is free, but Sparkle Pro is NOT Free. Sparkle is available both as a one time purchase and as a subscription. One time purchase €129,99 - Subscription €6,33/month
carrara1
carrara1
Jan 2 2021
3.0.6
5.0
Jan 2 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.6
Rasta to use, ver y complete gratis asistan e web it is needed. The best web develop aplicación for Mac.
w-2-o
w-2-o
Dec 31 2020
3.0.6
5.0
Dec 31 2020
5.0
Version: 3.0.6
I may have hand-coded my last static website. Sparkle takes care of technical details and lets you focus on making something that looks good and does what you want it to do. It's about as easy as laying out a document in a word processor. Sparkle has a lot of great built-in features. It is flexible enough to give you full control over your design and opinionated enough to nudge you towards making something that will look really good. This app has been thoughtfully designed not just to make your web design task possible, but to make it easy, to help you along the way.
martin-240
martin-240
Dec 18 2020
3.0.5
5.0
Dec 18 2020
5.0
Version: 3.0.5
An intuitive and very efficient software.
anonymous-heron-5709
anonymous-heron-5709
Dec 2 2020
3.0.3
5.0
Dec 2 2020
5.0
Version: 3.0.3
Can't recommend Sparkle strongly enough! Simple, intuitive, fast, and it works. I'm an artist who paints, with a website that's my online portfolio. Not complex, but I need to be able to add and delete photos or pages or CV information quickly and easily on my own. I'm not a web designer or tech guy--Sparkle lets me focus on what I do, not forcing me to become a developer. I'm another iWeb refugee, Sparkle replaced my previous process of using iWeb on an old laptop, transferring the content via thumb drive to my desktop computer, uploading to Godaddy via FileZilla. Just the upload normally took 10 to 15 minutes. I had to enter all the ftp and password information every time. Recently an important page had been dropped, no idea why, and I could not get that page online even with 1-1/2 hours on the phone with Godaddy. Instead, now I have Sparkle on my desktop. It automatically pulled in my existing website, with just a few hiccups (changed fonts, missing letter space, small stuff). Without instructions, I was able to make the adjustments to my liking, and when I clicked “Publish” and entered the ftp information—only 1 time!—I could not believe how fast the site uploaded. Like, 15 seconds instead of 15 minutes. The site was complete with the missing page. I am sold and will never look back! Hallelujah!
jayemmxxx
jayemmxxx
Nov 4 2020
2.8.12
4.0
Nov 4 2020
4.0
Version: 2.8.12
Reading the comments, I find it hard to believe they're real. Sparkle is good; it's very good, but it's not perfect. It certainly does make creating a lively, modern looking site possible without excessive effort or coding knowledge. However, if the site is very large it's page management system isn't convenient as it obliges you to scroll through hundreds of pages to get to the one you want. It has no template creation system, so complex groups of elements have to be rebuilt to repeat them. You can group pages in sections, but they can't be published as folders, so www.mysite.com/section isn't available to users. Make even one small change on any page and all pages are republished (what a waste of time & bandwidth). CSS styles management is flaky (or non existent) as colour swatches are few but reused and font/text styles can't be sort and sequenced. There's more... However I'd prefer Sparkle to all alternatives at the moment.
karin-21
karin-21
Aug 12 2020
2.8.12
5.0
Aug 12 2020
5.0
Version: 2.8.12
I was very sad when I heard about Muse’s estimated death, but now I wouldn't go back to Muse because Sparkle works even smoother and easier. I tried every non-template editor there is, but only Sparkle sparks joy :-} The app is great, nice Mac worthy interface with clear documentation. In case of specific questions the Community provides in good, friendly and patient support for newbies! I noticed that remaking my site was fun again, which wasn't the case with Everweb and less with all the other apps I gave a try. I hope to work 25 years with it, like I did with PageMill-GoLive-Muse.
jimcourtri
jimcourtri
Jul 22 2020
2.8.12
0.0
Jul 22 2020
0.0
Version: 2.8.12
OMG. I just started using Sparkle. I'm hooked. I spent 10 years building websites in iWeb, because I preferred the interface. Then one day, iWeb doesn't work anymore on my new Catalina Macs. Cant even open the files. Tried InDesign. Tried Dreamweaver, Tried Photoshop. They all suck. Then tried Sparkle. All I had to do was copy the URL of my company site (which I needed to update), paste it in and the whole WYSIWYG site showed up, ready for me to update!! Just like in iWeb!! No rebuilding! Just had to relink my video files from Vimeo. Sparkle, you saved my web design career.
producerguyaz
producerguyaz
May 3 2020
2.8.11
5.0
May 3 2020
5.0
Version: 2.8.11
I've tried literally every Mac-based web-design editor that's existed: iWeb, Everweb, Freeway Pro and web-based editors like WiX (stay away from them, they've gone totally belly-up in reliability). Sparkle Pro is by far the easiest, most intuitive and stable platform for site design that I've ever used. Tech support is readily available and responds quickly. The interface makes sense; things "just work". And unlike web-based editors there's no waiting for the interface to update while you upload every file needed to build your site. Just drag-n-drop to your canvas and go to work. The two things I just LOVE the most about Sparkle, is the immediate and accurate previews available using whatever browser you want and; the built-in FONT catalog and browser. The easiest, most logical font-type selector I've ever seen in ANY application Forget about Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, Everweb...whatever. Get this app and watch how your site "sparkles". See how I did that little play on words? hahaha
msmithbulk
msmithbulk
Sep 27 2019
2.8.2
5.0
Sep 27 2019
5.0
Version: 2.8.2
This app is UNBELIEVABLY good, easy to use, and well-integrated with professional results. The app's structure is great, intuitive, and lets you unleash your true creativity without having to know some of the more arcane details of "coding" and such. HIGHLY recommend this app!
biondi
biondi
Sep 17 2019
2.8.2
5.0
Sep 17 2019
5.0
Version: 2.8.2
Intuitive and fast UI. The best front-side web design tool ever since using Cyberstudio Golive and iWeb.
Edgar1
Edgar1
Jun 23 2019
2.8.1
5.0
Jun 23 2019
5.0
Version: 2.8.1
The best of its kind
zlazkow
zlazkow
Apr 29 2019
2.7.2
0.0
Apr 29 2019
0.0
Version: 2.7.2
I already left a very favourable comment after trying it last year here, but would like to ask a question though, have anybody had experience with Sparkle building an e-commerce site, an online store ? or is it better to go with sites like Shopify, bigCartel, wix..etc. ?
Antonypg
Antonypg
Apr 18 2019
2.7.2
5.0
Apr 18 2019
5.0
Version: 2.7.2
Over the years I have used virtually every web site creation tool available for both Mac and PC. The last few sites I have used Sparkle, and I am now converting older sites to Sparkle as well. This has got to be one of the easiest packages around, it makes very modern looking sites very easy to accomplish in a short time. I love the ability to have multiple layouts for different devices.
mwelz75
mwelz75
Mar 30 2019
2.7.2
5.0
Mar 30 2019
5.0
Version: 2.7.2
I am just blown away about the functionality of this app and how efficient I can create modern Web2.0 and 3.0 websites. I am a professional webdesigner who coded the templates and used Wordpress and Drupal. It is a very tedious process to have something launched in an efficient manner. Honestly the customer won't pay all the time and at the end they don't want to even touch the CMS. SO I went back to basic, satitic HTML with some emdeded life features as e-commerce and blogging,but the programming effort is immense. So i went out and investigated that web and looked anbd tested at probably every single Website Builder app for the Mac. Some resctricts you as hell, some you need to have a doctor title to understand the handling and some not worth the money. Then i found Sparkle that i had eactuallt already installed for 2 years and forgot about, i started it and felt easy to use straight away. First I thought it looks too cheap probably i cannot even build a decent website. After study some quick videos I saw the imennse functionality and use in this program. Now I am creating website one page in 1-2 websites per day, so mega easy. And the best is you don't need to care about maintenance, SEO or security updates, everything build in. Can highly recommend this app it will change your way how to create website effenciently.
loco-3
loco-3
Mar 11 2019
2.7.2
5.0
Mar 11 2019
5.0
Version: 2.7.2
I bought the less expensive Sparkle software (since my web site is small and not a business) and am very pleased with it. It goes well beyond what I was capable of doing with iWeb, with much greater ease. But what I want to emphasize here is the top notch tech support when I was converting from iWeb to Sparkle and publishing a web site. The same tech support person (Duncan) stuck with me via email for almost a full day on back and forth emails. He was able to help me negotiate the pitfalls one might encounter when changing web building software and then publishing the site to my domain server, GoDaddy. You can't go wrong with either product and the quality tech support.
IvoryBlues
IvoryBlues
Sep 29 2018
2.7.1
5.0
Sep 29 2018
5.0
Version: 2.7.1
Great app as always
Yumchamama.com
Yumchamama.com
Aug 23 2018
2.6.3
5.0
Aug 23 2018
5.0
Version: 2.6.3
Without question, this is the BEST WYSIWYG programme available. I am not a professional web designer but I've been making websites since 1998 (first one was on Word!). I then used Frontpage and then started using Wordpress. However, WP started becoming difficult to use for this non-technical lass and FP faded from existence. I volunteered to create a website for my church thinking I could build it on WP but the security updates were a pain and then making even supposedly minor changes on the site proved tedious. That's when I decided to scour the net and after downloading a number of programs (using free trials), I stumbled across Sparkle. Oh my goodness! What a difference! After watching a 3rd party how-to video, I was up and running within minutes and I re-built the entire site from scratch in one evening. My church love the site almost as much as I enjoyed building it! Building websites is fun again! There are some features that I hope one day will be offered to make Sparkle my go-to for all my website building needs. One is a blogging feature. I'm in the midst of creating a Mummy blog but unfortunately have to rely on WP for that - though I would really prefer to use Sparkle. It'd also be great to have an advert rotator to easily monetise a website. And the ability to integrate third party apps/scripts would be good too. But despite the lack of blogging ability, this is the BEST EVER WYSIWYG programme in existence and it beats Frontpage, Wordpress and iWeb! It's ease of use and the beautiful sites it can create is just amazing. Thank you Duncan from Sparkle!!!
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