RapidWeaver
RapidWeaver
8.2.1

3.9

RapidWeaver free download for Mac

RapidWeaver

8.2.1
01 June 2019

Create template-based websites rapidly.

Overview

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML- and CSS-based websites.

One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick-looking website that takes very little effort.

RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead for some little tools to help spice up your website in RapidWeaver.

What's new in RapidWeaver

Version 8.2.1:
  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect web address was being used for social tags
  • RapidWeaver will now remove leading/trailing spaces from username and passwords automatically to improve login success!
  • Added support for plugins to use Apple Events
  • Fixed some issues with AMW publishing
  • Various other fixes and enhancements

Requirements for RapidWeaver

  • macOS 10.12.0 or later

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ChrisPolus
30 April 2011

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I worked in web business for some years so my review does probably not reflect the opinion of people who casually work on their own website. I think RapidWeaver is a solid application that lets you build simple web pages. But many of the designs included with the app look quite dated. All the nice and clean designs you know from today's modern websites come from 3rd party developers who charge you extra for it. Same goes for the structure of pages that you can build in RapidWeaver. The website says you can easily build stunning websites, but the included page templates (the structure of a page as in: first a heading, then a text, then again a heading, then an image) you can use are very very basic. Unless you can code HTML, you won't be able to create those stunning sites in my opinion. If you're a creative, try to include a movie gallery. If you click a movie on your page, it opens an ugly popup, which again feels very dated in times of lightbox, shadowbox and other nice bread and butter features. If you want to create modern web pages you have buy 3rd party plugins. These plugins are in fact capable of letting you create modern looking and stunning websites with lightboxes and all sorts of fancy JavaScript or HTML5 effects WITHOUT you having to code anything. But RapidWeaver comes with almost none of these plugins bundled. You have to buy and buy and buy additional plugins to get there. In my opinion, the built-in page templates should really be redesigned for a more modern look and feel and at least half a dozen plugins users have to pay for should be included in the default package. At this stage, RapidWeaver is a great platform for 3rd party developers who like to sell plugins to leverage the default product to a serious level. But I don't know why RealMac hasn't licensed a few plugins such as Stacks (and a few Stacks plugins for that matter) and incorporated this into their default product. Without the additional Stacks plugin, you're stuck with very rigid and boring page templates. Only Stacks gives you the freedom to place objects where you like them without HTML programming. You can also see this by the sheer amount of plugins for Stacks (not for native RapidWeaver). There are looooads of cool plugins that build on top of Stacks. As this is a 3rd party plugin, it DOES feel like an add-on. It could be incorporated so much nicer into the main product. Overall I think RapidWeaver is an OK product, but if you want to REALLY create modern looking websites, you have to add at least the same amount of money for plugins and designs that you spent for RapidWeaver itself. At least.
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Version 5.1
Sandro-Bilbeisi
27 February 2019
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Version 8.1.6
SaviersW4309
25 February 2019
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Version 8.1.6
Roccosabia-gmail-com
25 February 2019
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Version 8.1.5
Bluebird
28 January 2019
Rapidweaver just keeps getting better with each update. Those who are negative here are obviously not enjoying the added benefit of using Stacks with Foundation or Foundry. These magical additions are critical to getting serious development from Rapidweaver. They cost extra, but WELL worth the SMALL investment to easily achieve amazing sites. Purchasing extra Stacks to achieve a particular feature is just common sense. No web authoring app can provide everything out of the box to suit your desires. With Stacks you can add almost anything spectacular to complete a dazzling site. Rapidweaver with Stacks and Foundation or Foundry is the way to go.
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Version 8.1.1
Zx81
06 December 2018
OMG, I have to pay...again! This is insane!
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Version 8.0.3
Mcclough
06 December 2018
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Version 8.0.3
Edelheid
05 December 2018
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Version 8.0.3
iamdavid
05 December 2018
Rapidweaver 8.1 was issued 3. weeks ago. What is wrong with this site? Nearly everything on it is one or more versions behind.
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Version 8.0.3
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tvalleau
tvalleau
05 December 2018
Nope. 8.1 is still in beta testing
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mzulgis
15 April 2018
I was considering this product, but reading comments here that so many additional plugins/addons need to be purchased to get it working right put me off. I'll keep looking until I find something fairly priced which doesn't have all these hidden costs. Considering either Sandvox or Everweb, not sure which produces the best looking sites. I already have Everweb so I can upgrade to the latest version, but if Sandvox is better maybe I'll go for that.
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Version 7.5.5
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Cookie08
Cookie08
05 December 2018
Just purchase foundation or foundry and with stacks and you are set. Our site has no templates and hundreds of pages really fast with reuse footers and navigation stuff the rest is free form. I can make pages very quickly. The Foundry or foundation come with all that is needed. If you need something more specialised the is always some plugins available.
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Kinglybird
09 March 2018
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Version 7.5.5
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