Blocs
Blocs
3.5.4

4.0

Blocs free download for Mac
21 September 2020

Visual web-design tool.

Overview

Blocs for Mac is a fast, easy-to-use, powerful visual web-design tool that lets you create beautiful, modern websites without the need to write code. Cleverly designed to accommodate complete beginners or those familiar with web design. You will love building with Blocs.

Features
  • Designed For Simplicity - Building with Blocs is simple and fun. A clean, intuitive interface makes creating sites unbelievably quick. Simply click, select, edit and enjoy stacking blocks to build your website. Its ease of use will make you feel right at home.
  • Powerful Styling features - Behind the simplified interface of Blocs lie some of its more advanced editing features. When you are ready to get more creative with your designs, Blocs will grow with you. You set the pace.
  • Create CMS-Driven Websites - Blocs has integrated support for a range of premium (paid) and open source (free) third-party content management systems. It's now possible to easily create powerful, dynamic websites, that can be updated and contributed to, right from your web browser.
  • Time-Saving features - Paint mode, global swatches, auto text colouring and one click animations are just a few of the playful, time saving features in Blocs. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can create a website.
  • No subscription, unlimited web sites

What's new in Blocs

Version 3.5.4:
New features:
  • Updated Bootstrap Framework to 4.5.2.
Improved:
  • Fixed issue that allowed contents of custom Brics to be selected under certain layouts.
  • Fixed issue that prevented custom Bric include files being removed from a page when the last instanced is deleted in a project with embedded assets.
  • Fixed issue that prevented custom Bric resources being removed from a page when the last instanced is deleted in a page.
  • Fixed issue with add resource API call on projects with embedded assets.
  • Fixed issue with Bric resources being left on pages when parent items containing Brics are deleted.
  • Fixed various issues causing missing custom Bric resources with moving custom Brics between global and dynamic areas of the page.
  • Fixed issue that prevented custom Bric resources added with resource API call from being added as project attachment when location in a Global Area.
  • Fixed issue that caused custom Brics to visually break if parent is deleted and then undo.
  • Fixed various issue with undo after deleting Custom Brics.
  • Fixed rare issue that caused global areas to disappear using undo.
  • Fixed issue that caused custom Bric template values to remain in a project after the Bric is deleted.
  • Fixed issue that created potential for custom Brics with template values to break on export.
  • Fixed issue when setting freehand class to none via sidebar which prevented applying new freehand class settings.
  • Fixed issue that prevented images added to classes from showing in Class Editor.
  • Fixed issue that caused preview in browser to break when latin characters used in page file names.
  • Fixed issue that caused duplicate custom Bric resources.
  • Fixed issue that prevented dragged in assets from sticking in project settings.
  • Fixed issue that caused page settings and code editor to crash when an unsupported typeface is set for the code editor in main app prefs.
  • Fixed issue that caused unwanted scroll areas when using scroll FX in specific scenarios.
  • Fixed issue that caused various sheets to have transparent backgrounds.
  • Fixed issue that caused page dropdown menu to go out of sync when duplicating a page with search query in page navigator.
  • Fixed issue that caused navigator to show blank when adding a new page after a search query with no results is entered and still present in navigator.
  • Fixed issue that caused modal active marker label to be card.
  • Fixed issue that caused pre-loader to show site for a split second before page is loaded.
  • Fixed issue that created un-required background classes when dragging images from Finder to design
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41 Reviews of Blocs

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5
red-fox7
15 May 2020
Version: 3.4.10

Most helpful

It might not be just as easy to use as Wix & co, but it's definitely still very easy! It requires no coding at all, and just gives you almost every freedom to design what you would like to, all while "guiding" you to a nice, fully & automatic responsive design. It's great in helping you to avoid those mistakes that make websites look unprofessional or outdated.
Another MAJOR advantage: You download & pay the software once, and you are free to use it for as many websites as you'd like to, no monthly fee, free forever. Almost no other modern website builder can compete with this offer, I've searched a lot before I found Blocs...
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5
Greedyfranky
21 September 2020
Version: 3.5.4
Great support and community makes this an essential tool for creating awesome looking websites. That said, it can sometimes be frustrating getting positions right. But ones you master this, it is just fantastic.
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5
anonymous-raven-5335
30 July 2020
Version: 3.5.1
While it is true that Blocs has lots of ready made blocs and brics to work with, you don't have to. You actually have a lot of freedom in designing your website with blocs. Yes, you need to work within the boundaries of the Bootstrap 4 framework, but that's not generally a bad thing. And Blocs 4 will most likely add support for CSS grid and a lot of improvements for developers as well as designers. And true, while you can simply use the premade blocs to quickly assemble a website, it's not the way to go if you want your website to look different from what most Bootstrap built webpages look. Put a little effort into learning the ins and outs of Blocs and you'll be able to achieve very good looking websites. Learn some basic HTML and CSS to be able to apply custom CSS classes or edit those that come with Bootstrap, and you're golden to craft really good looking websites. Blocs is for beginners and pro web developers / designers alike that prefer a more visual approach to designing a website while still being able to customise the look and feel of the website by using custom CSS or inject custom JS and PHP. Combine Blocs with the VOLT CMS and Blogging solution, and you won't need much more. Anyone else saying blocs sucks because you can just use ready made blocs hasn't seriously tried the app. Just saying...
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5
red-fox7
15 May 2020
Version: 3.4.10
It might not be just as easy to use as Wix & co, but it's definitely still very easy! It requires no coding at all, and just gives you almost every freedom to design what you would like to, all while "guiding" you to a nice, fully & automatic responsive design. It's great in helping you to avoid those mistakes that make websites look unprofessional or outdated.
Another MAJOR advantage: You download & pay the software once, and you are free to use it for as many websites as you'd like to, no monthly fee, free forever. Almost no other modern website builder can compete with this offer, I've searched a lot before I found Blocs...
(1)
1
edwardkruze
11 February 2020
Version: 3.4.3
Blocs is not intuitive, its not "easy to use" its very limiting and very time consuming. I highly recommend putting the time to learning a software like dreamweaver and learning some code before diving into a front end like this that still needs A LOT of work. It looks nice, but working with it feels like trying to play golf with a bowling ball.
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2
mwelz75
30 March 2019
Version: 3.2.1
You only can use ready made blocks, cannot change it. Incompatible between versions.
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5
Harry Flashman
10 December 2018
Version: 3.0.6
If you have Blocs 2 or use some other app like Rapidweaver do yourself a favour and buy Blocs 3. This is a huge upgrade with regular updates and lots more development in the pipeline.

It offers amazing control with the new column adjustments that allow you to resize visually in a couple seconds at four different breakpoints. Then you can create freehand margin adjustments that automatically set custom classes; again individually configurable at each breakpoint in real time.

Two columns with unequal quantities of content? Just click the full column height alignment to make them equal and while you are there why not create a graduated background on uniquely shaped button to stand out from the crowd.

It includes the ability to create complex forms, plus a wide range of built in design configurations and practically anything you can think of yourself, leveraging the power of Bootstrap 4. It does all of this and much more straight out of the box without having to spend another cent on endless $$ plugins.

Are there things I would change or improve? Yes without a doubt, but with Blocs 3 you get the sense they are all coming pretty soon.
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Harry Flashman
24 November 2018
Version: 2.6.5
This is actually out of date at Macupdate, since Blocs has now progressed to version 3 and it's a huge update with great improvements. It's strange, but if you search on this site for Blocs you find nothing and have to add the version number before a suggestion appears.
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3
Gprovan
05 June 2018
Version: 2.6.0
I've been searching for a web builder to replace Adobe Muse now that they've stopped developing it and came across Blocs.

After trying out the week long demo (which really wasn't long enough to get used to the software) I've come to some conclusions:
As one of the reviewers below has mentioned, it's not really intuitive; there are many, many frustrating moments trying to move blocs to where you want them to be to no avail. You seem to have to create custom classes (like stylesheets) to get anything anywhere close. Surely having all these options readily available in the one panel should be better?

Adding images looks promising, giving an asset library to add to. However, if you're image is bigger than 3MB, it won't add it in. It just tells you that it's too big! Could Blocs not resize to suit like most other applications seem to be able to do?

There's possibly an ability to add webfonts or your own fonts, but I couldn't work this out.

One of the main things that appealed to me was the ability to use a CMS. My clients constantly ask me if they can be given the ability to add and change photos, update news, etc. However, this is not as easy or as user friendly as you would expect. I tried installing October CMS, a freemium CMS. I installed on the server and eventually got it set up. Once I logged in to the 'backend' I quickly realised this was no good! I was faced with an unusual, albeit friendly looking code window. You seem to have to enter the text in what looks like an HTML editor along with links and the relevant code for your images. Surely this isn't what the client wants? I realise October CMS is not developed by Blocs so not really their fault, but I am surprised and disappointed in this integration.

The lack of an FTP upload is strangely lacking. It surely shouldn't be difficult to add this feature to prevent the complete export and upload of the site each time a change is made.

Among the several quirks I found was the strange resizing of images among the responsive layout. There were sometimes gaps at the bottom of images and then they'd disappear.

Anyway, this is just my short experience of Blocs.
I like the drag and drop nature of the application and feel Blocs has a lot of potential. It just has a fair bit to go before I would feel comfortable using it for a client's site - the moment they came back to me and said "could you move that there, or could you add this...", I'd balk.
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4
pcampbell2010
24 March 2017
Version: 2.3.1
This app is close to being perfect BUT the editor is just so WEIRD! The developer obviously spends a lot of time adding good features, but the editor is not intuitive at all. The majority of new users will have a hard time learning the basic editing features.
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5
CedricJason
10 February 2017
Version: 2.3.0
Amazing what this software can do, its super easy to make your own, responsive, website. The possibilities are endless! Blocs staff listens super good to the feedback and requests and always gets updated to make it even better! 10/10 worth every penny.
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$99.99

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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