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  • 2.0 stars

    "Best WYSIWYG web software. No support."

    February 14, 2012  |   By bdkennedy1

    Version: Goldfish 3.4

    Pros

    Common sense UI with pro features. I have made some great sites with this software.

    Cons

    No support. Forums have been removed. Developer does not respond. Version 4 was announced 2 years ago.

    Summary

    Software works great, but if you have problems or questions, you're out of luck. The developer should get out of the software business.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No support"

    September 13, 2011  |  

    Version: Goldfish 3.4

    Pros

    Simple tool, cost too much for that.

    Cons

    Software has several bugs and crashes. Help requests to support have not been answered. Forum on providers website has been removed. Also no reaction from developer Yves Pellot, email yves@fishbeam.de or phone +49 7531 802 8822.

    Summary

    Pay money for buggy software and no support.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Goldfish Pro 3.1 (DO NOT PURCHASE THIS SOFTWARE)"

    January 30, 2010  |   By jeffw83

    Version: Goldfish 3.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    i agree with everything that bdkennedy1 said 10 months ago; support is non-existent even though it is highlighted as a feature of 3.1. I purchased 3.1 about two weeks ago and it is too frustrating to continue trying to work with it.

    there are lots of "anomalies" throughout the software which makes using it very frustrating. the intent is there but it does need to be managed and maintained by a much more dedicated person or staff to be really useable by anyone but a masochist who enjoys being beaten up using the package; i am going to try to get my money back.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "No support will be it's downfall."

    March 10, 2009  |   By bdkennedy1

    Version: Goldfish 2.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've used Freeway Pro and Rapidweaver and Goldfish Pro is very promising. There's not much I haven't been able to do with it. I've been able to produce a professional looking web site with custom HTML and it's the closest to a WYSIWYG program I've used yet. Think of iWeb the way it's supposed to be.

    Goldfish will not succeed because there is absolutely no support from the developer who has apparently written this software as a hobby. The help is minimal and the user forums are a ghost town of previous users that have given up on getting any help or updates. There are hardly any new threads and most are from 2006. Most of the newer threads have never been answered.

    This developer needs to sell this program to a company that will support and update it. I do not recommend buying it until this developer decides he wants to take this project seriously.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Impossible for this beginner."

    January 28, 2008  |   By withersr

    Version: Goldfish 2.1.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Those who suggest that "Even a beginner can create a professsional website with Goldfish" must not have been beginners for many years. The documentation is so skimpy on this program that it is impossible for a true beginner to determine how it works, what the tools do, how to perform simple tasks. Unless you are already familiar with other ways of constructing websites this is totally useless. Actually, it might work quite well, but there is no comprehensive documentation that explains how to use it. I had to just give up and look for another program.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Professional?"

    November 25, 2007  |   By W-Creative

    Version: Goldfish 2.1.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I'm guessing the word "professional" is being used loosely in this product description.

    I'm leery of ANY application that comes as a .pkg installer package. So I investigated the installer package with Pacifist.

    It appears as though Goldfish installs many fonts in addition to it's own files. As standard practice, I don't install additional fonts from some small WEB application that SHOULD NOT need them. The user should be allowed to choose wether fonts are installed or not. Using Pacifist I simply pulled the app out of the installer package along with the "designs" folder.

    I chose to run the "Pro" trial. The application ran stable. I did not experience any issues with basic functionality. Usability is another matter. I find attempting to edit one of the prepackaged designs troublesome. Inability to actually change some items like menu titles (this may be due to my lack of experience with the application) simply lead to frustration. In addition using the option to insert HTML or CSS appears to do nothing. At least there's no discernible difference to the page I'm viewing within Goldfish. No clue how those items are actually supposed to function since they did nothing for me. I was unable to examine code to see where they were being placed.

    As a professional web designer I was most interested to see the code that Goldfish spit out. After all, if it creates clean code and saves time, the application may be beneficial in some respect. Unfortunately, the developer has chosen to disable both the Export and Publish options in the trial so I was unable to examine the code. That's where the true test will lie.

    Until the developer allows the trial to at least spit out 1 page I would hesitate to purchase this application. This is especially true since applications such as iWeb and Rapidweaver cost less than or close to this application without any of the issues I've listed above.

    In short, it was easy to drag and drop items. Some items were easily ediateble, while others were not. The stability and compliance of the code is anyone guess. Spend a few extra dollars and get Rapidweaver. Same basic functionality with tried and true usage.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "professional?"

    November 25, 2007  |   By W-Creative

    Version: Goldfish 2.1.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I'm guessing the word "professional" is being used loosely in this product description.

    I'm leery of ANY application that comes as a .pkg installer package. So I investigated the installer package with Pacifist.

    It appears as though Goldfish installs many fonts in addition to it's own files. As standard practice, I don't install additional fonts from some small WEB application that SHOULD NOT need them. The user should be allowed to choose wether fonts are installed or not. Using Pacifist I simply pulled the app out of the installer package along with the "designs" folder.

    I chose to run the "Pro" trial. The application ran stable. I did not experience any issues with basic functionality. Usability is another matter. I find attempting to edit one of the prepackaged designs troublesome. Inability to actually change some items like menu titles (this may be due to my lack of experience with the application) simply lead to frustration. In addition using the option to insert HTML or CSS appears to do nothing. At least there's no discernible difference to the page I'm viewing within Goldfish. No clue how those items are actually supposed to function since they did nothing for me. I was unable to examine code to see where they were being placed.

    As a professional web designer I was most interested to see the code that Goldfish spit out. After all, if it creates clean code and saves time, the application may be beneficial in some respect. Unfortunately, the developer has chosen to disable both the Export and Publish options in the trial so I was unable to examine the code. That's where the true test will lie.

    Until the developer allows the trial to at least spit out 1 page I would hesitate to purchase this application. This is especially true since applications such as iWeb and Rapidweaver cost less than or close to this application without any of the issues I've listed above.

    In short, it was easy to drag and drop items. Some items were easily ediateble, while others were not. The stability and compliance of the code is anyone guess. Spend a few extra dollars and get Rapidweaver. Same basic functionality with tried and true usage.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Grrr worse than Apple!"

    October 4, 2007  |   By grh-svo

    Version: Goldfish 2.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    One of the things that makes me grumpy about OSX is that some apps, notably including some of Apple's, insist on being where _they_ decide to be rather than where I want to put them.

    Goldfish is _worse_ in that a folder "Goldfish 2.0" is created where _they_ decide it must go and, if you rename it, poof, nothing works! This is fascism and I will not tolerate it. Goldfish might be everything the other reviewers say and it might even be the answer to my prayers but it's not going to hang around on my drive.

    Plonk!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Grrr worse than Apple!"

    October 4, 2007  |   By grh-svo

    Version: Goldfish 2.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    One of the things that makes me grumpy about OSX is that some apps, notably including some of Apple's, insist on being where _they_ decide to be rather than where I want to put them.

    Goldfish is _worse_ in that a folder "Goldfish 2.0" is created where _they_ decide it must go and, if you move it or even rename it, poof, nothing works! This is fascism and I will not tolerate it. Goldfish might be everything the other reviewers say and it might even be the answer to my prayers but it's not going to hang around on my drive.

    Plonk!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Goldfish ROCKS!"

    June 3, 2006  |   By what the?

    Version: Goldfish 1.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    this application is wicked, looking forward to further updates and what they may offer, though purchased it... very happy. For clean optimized and fast websites! I can design in anything and then put it together in Goldfish... optimized, unlike the expensive applications out there whose code is a nightmare. Brilliant support too.

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