Freeway Pro for Mac

Freeway Pro for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 97 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    10,663
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 29, 2012
  • Price:
    Update; $229.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Freeway Pro is a Web site design and maintenance tool that offers professional-level features without requiring any coding knowledge.

Freeway's Mac-style, multipane interface should feel familiar to users of other design programs, with its simple toolbar, a list of your site's pages in a pane on the left (including master pages), a main window showing the current selected page, and numerous floating palettes for formatting and settings. Less experienced Web designers will find a lot to like here, including Freeway's customizable templates, WYSIWYG and drag-and-drop editing, and the way the app handles everything code-related in the background, from integrating shopping carts to optimizing images and dynamically managing links. More experienced web designers will like the improved upload abilities (with support for SFTP and FTP-SSL) and how Freeway puts a premium on creating standards-compliant code (including fast CSS-based menus).

With its comprehensive feature set and numerous tutorials--including several related to building sites for iOS devices--Freeway is a solid all-around Web design tool for pro users regardless of skill level. More casual users might want to check out the lower-powered (and cheaper) Freeway Express.

 
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5 stars

"Super-Fast Webdesign Powerhouse"

January 30, 2013  |  By CalebGrove

 |  Version: Freeway Pro 5.6.5

Pros

Powerful, flexible, and professional!
Gigantic library of third party "actions", most of which are free.
Developer support is great, but the community is even better.

Cons

Not as easy as iWeb or RapidWeaver.
To get the most out of Freeway Pro, you need to know code.

Summary

After having tried just about every piece of WYSIWYG web design software out there, an Apple employee recommended trying Freeway. I haven't looked back. It's fast, and infinitely flexible. If the program has a limit, rest assured that there is an action which will fit the bill, and most likely it won't cost you anything.

I will say though that you won't get the most out of this program unless you know basic web code (which you can learn from Codecademy). This is what the "Pro" suffix really means. You can still design good websites without that knowledge using Freeway, but the real beauty in this program is how it allows you to make up for the little it lacks.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.6.5
  • Trigger Actions such as Rollovers now work correctly when used on the same page as iFrames or Actions that generate iFrames
  • The RSS Action Feed now encodes links containing ampersands correctly
  • The Create Email Action no longer forces links to anchors within the same page to open in a new window
  • The Simple Site Search now encodes URLs containing apostrophes correctly
  • The "Text" field in the Twitter Button Action no longer clears itself between sessions
  • Movies generated from the QuickTime Reference Movie Action now work properly on iOS5
  • The Paypal Button Action now includes the Donation ID when creating a Donation Button
  • The Showcase Action correctly displays live previews of galleries whose filenames contain # characters
  • Removed Yahoo! and Ask from the list of Search Engines in the Site Mapper Action
  • Added support for more movie filetypes in the FLV Player Action
  • Added some white-space between posts in the Blogger Posts Action
  • Added support for more movie filetypes in the QuickTime Reference Movie Action
  • The drawing of the toolbar icons in Mountain Lion reflects the colour of the css layout button state.
  • Fixed a problem saving documents under Lion and Mountain Lion when Time Machine is used
General
Publisher Softpress Systems
Publisher web site http://www.softpress.com/
Release Date August 29, 2012
Date Added August 29, 2012
Version 5.6.5
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Development Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45.62MB
File Name Freeway7Pro701.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,663
Downloads Last Week 14
Pricing
License Model Update
Limitations 30 day fully-working trial
Price $229

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