RapidWeaver for Mac

RapidWeaver for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 96 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6
  • Total Downloads:
    24,430
  • Date Added:
    May 24, 2007
  • Price:
    Update; $49.95 to buy

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2 stars

"I found this program far from WYSIWYG- More below"

February 04, 2013  |  By liberti13

 |  Version: RapidWeaver 5.0.2

Pros

I like that it will do photo albums and slidehows easily. That's it

Cons

As far as "dragging" photos into the text page, or being able to quickly edit text or titles, I found it far from user-friendly.
I got really spoiled using WebEasy for my PC, which was fun, intuitive, and very versatile.
RapidWeaver is not simple to use unless you watch endless tutorials, which show you the plug-ins that didn't come with the program!

Summary

If I'd known I had to buy plug-ins to be able to make my website, I would have saved myself the 80 bucks or more that I paid for this.
I'm waiting for husband to rebuild our PC and I will go back to WebEasy.

Maybe I'll try to buy the Blocks and Stacks plug-ins but I resent having to do it.

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1 stars

"Very limited unless buying tons of addons"

January 26, 2013  |  By pluttepelle

 |  Version: RapidWeaver 5.3.0

Pros

Looks nice

Cons

Overprized
Very limited unless you buy lots of addons ... which may become very expensive.

Summary

I downloaded the demo version of RapidWeaver a few weeks ago to try it out before buying to see whether it satisfied my needs. I know I could design my Web page by writing HTML code, but why do that when it's lots easier to use a nice web design application which hides all HTML and lets you work in a GUI environment.

After having played around with RapidWeaver I'm very glad I didn't pay any money for this junk software.

Although it appears to be a nice application at first glance, you will soon notice once you start to use it that there ain't much you can do with it ... unless you buy lots of addons, or you write your own HTML code snippets, which I wanted to avoid by buying RapidWeaver. The cost for most useful addons is in the range 5 euros to 40 euros. Yes, there are a few addons that are free, but only a few.

So once you have bought RapidWeaver for roughly 70 euros you will soon discover you have to buy one addon after the other to be able to accomplish anything at all (or write HTML code snippets but why then buy RapidWeaver in the first place). This may become very expensive in the end.

To mention one simple thing you would expect being a built in feature in any Web design application is to add buttons and tables to your page. I didn't find a way to accomplish this in RapidWeaver unless buying addons. This alone makes RapidWeaver crap, but there are several other limitations you will discover once you start using it, which I won't mention here since this review has grown too long.

So in summary, if you buy RapidWeaver you will soon be disappointed, unless you don't mind paying loads of money for addons.

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4 stars

"Easy to work"

August 28, 2011  |  By Ot Manu

 |  Version: RapidWeaver 5.2.1

Pros

well structured

Cons

difficult to implement controlled access

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1 stars

"It doesn't work"

July 24, 2011  |  By kendallf--2008

 |  Version: RapidWeaver 5.2.1

Pros

I could find none.

Cons

I went to the website and though the help material. The program didn't respond the way they said it was supposed to.

Summary

Since others have given various levels of approval to this program, I have to assume there was something fatally wrong with my copy. But I could get no support to verify that. Based on my experience, one star is two too many.

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3 stars

"Lost my datas updating. Chance I'd saved on external HD"

January 03, 2011  |  By jeanchamarat_dotmac

 |  Version: RapidWeaver 5.0.2

Pros

Easy to use, for reasonable price.

Cons

Losing the datas when updating is a disaster.

Summary

The product is good, but not perfect using it. And the manual in french (very useful for a frenchman) is quite impossible to get.

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4 stars

"Great tool to build a web page rapidly"

December 07, 2010  |  By louisberg

 |  Version: RapidWeaver 5.0.1

Pros

the option to change totally the web site using the templates without having to rewrite any code. You can try them without breaking anything.

Cons

Like all products of this kind, you must take the time to master the product; but it is not that difficult.

Summary

a must if you want to create your own web page rapidly

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1 stars

"Lots of bugs"

December 07, 2010  |  By barzille

 |  Version: RapidWeaver 5.0.1

Pros

new Version, new Layout, feels good

Cons

Many bugs that need to be fixed. This version is yet useless

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4 stars

"Great for the Novice in a Hurry"

December 05, 2010  |  By pbrooks1

 |  Version: RapidWeaver 5.0.1

Pros

Very east to use, yet has some advanced features. The novice can accomplish almost anything that a professional designer can do either in the basic program or via inexpensive add-ins.

Cons

Not for some one who wants to write code or rework an existing site. But, hey, that is not what it is designed for.

Summary

This is for anyone who wants to get a basic web page up quickly and easily without having to learn to code. Would accomplish the vast majority of site requirements - especially if you purchase the specialist plug-ins if or when you find you need them. Only the most complex large sites need something more.

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4 stars

"I love this product"

June 15, 2010  |  By jbux999

 |  Version: RapidWeaver 4.4.1

Pros

Perfect price
Perfect "middle ground" is right! Great in-between the basics and the royalties

Cons

If you want to learn HTML, this is too user-friendly, you won't

Summary

Great product at a great price

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5 stars

"MAC users- Want to make a website in 5 minutes?"

May 18, 2010  |  By kdrew

 |  Version: RapidWeaver 4.4

Pros

Simple to use. I strongly suggest getting STACKS as an add on. It makes life very easy. Lots of nice features already built in and lots of very inexpensive add ons to grab like video players and music players. Great network online to get info.

Cons

Like any software package, you just need to play around to figure out the best way to use it. For example, naming your pages so they are not page1, page2. Basically, pretty good.

Summary

Rapidweaver is for the MAC user. I have setup numerous sites using it and found it to be a great tool. I actually remember trying to type code and look for a WYSIWYG program to view my work. Rapidweaver takes this to a new level.

STACKS is a must. This add on helps one tremendously. While you can get by without it, I suggest you spend the small amount of money to make your life easy. I added FLOWPLAYER as a video player which is very nice and the music player by SymfoniP is awesome!!

I would love to see a cross platform version since I do have to use a PC for work but such is life. I'd like to see cheaper templates as well but you get a good selection and once you use the program, you are all set.

Easily lets you setup to dump into Godaddy so I had no issues. The online resources are great. The user groups are helpful and most questions are asked and answered. Get it today!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6
  • Application Updates
    • Style support added to themes
    • Added support for lists
    • Snippets feature added
    • 6 completely new themes added
    • Publishing now shows more detail while uploading
    • Pages can now be dragged and dropped between documents
    • Added option to protect e-mail address in footer
    • Rel tag now supported when adding a link
    • Now supports JS page encoding
    • Added “Paste and Match Styleâ€? to edit menu
    • Added "Visit Published Website" menu item
    • Added a feature to enable code to be placed in the header
    • Custom page extensions, such as “phpâ€? are now carried over to sub pages
    • Duplicating a page now also duplicates the page’s attributes, including the sidebar
    • Missing pages are now displayed with a missing page icon, instead of being removed from the Hierarchy
    • Code view now reports PHP syntax errors
    • Dock Menu now supports open and new file commands
    • Updated preferences window
    • Applying shadows and borders to images quality improved
    • Images are now much smaller as they no longer have a colour profile embeded
    • Non 72dpi images are now scaled correctly
    • The site logo is now used only once per site
    • Text views with lots of content are now much, much faster
    • Publishing and Export no longer use excessive amounts of memory
    • Implemented a crash reporter, handy if something bad happens!
    • Many, many other minor fixes and enhancements
  • Includes localization for the following languages
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
  • Blog Updates
    • Added Tag support for posts
    • Archive posts by Year option added
    • Support for Multiple categories added
    • The title of the post is now linked to it's permalink page
    • Added support for inline comments on permalink pages using haloscan
    • A title can now be set for categories. e.g. "Filed in:"
    • Images added in the sidebar of the blog now display correctly in the archives
    • Scrollwheel now works in the Main entry field
    • Sidebar arrows now work in the Summary field
    • Custom iTunes tag fields no longer remain inactive
    • Now uses SEO frendly browser titles on permalink pages
    • Moved RSS link to the header so the page should now validate strict, even without using Tidy
    • Fixed a bug whereby the blog plugin would sometimes crash RapidWeaver when loading a document
    • Archived by date pages now use better file names, e.g mar-01-2007.html
    • Fixed issue with non localized versions of RW displaying null as the date
    • Many other minor fixes
  • Contact Form Updates
    • Name is now included in the Email header
    • Now uses styled text fields for the sent and received messages
    • Added a footer text area
  • Photo Album Updates
    • Now supports EXIF data
    • Completely new Flash Slideshow with Audio, Ken Burns Effect and much more
    • Added a square thumbnail option for tidier gallery pages
    • Images are now much smaller as they no longer have a colour profile embeded
    • No longer uses excessive memory
    • Fixed a bug whereby white lines were sometimes visible along the top of images
General
Publisher Realmac Software
Publisher web site http://www.realmacsoftware.com
Release Date May 24, 2007
Date Added May 24, 2007
Version 3.6
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Development Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
  • Download Information
    File Size 163.18MB
    File Name rapidweaver-604.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 24,430
    Downloads Last Week 27
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    Price $49.95

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