Sandvox 4+

Karelia Software LLC

    • 3.1 • 49 Ratings
    • $79.99



Want to build a website? Create one yourself in minutes with Sandvox.

You can use this flexible, powerful website builder to drag–and–drop objects to create web pages. Just add images, movies, and text to a design and publish, fast. Named to Mac App Store’s Best of 2012 at v2.7, 2.10 adds support for Karelia's new integrated Sandvox Hosting service.

Only Sandvox — winner of an Apple Design Award — features a user experience that lets you combine and spotlight your own drag-and-drop content while automatically creating a modern, feature-rich, standards-compliant website as you go. See your website come alive before your eyes! When ready, just upload your site to your favorite host directly from within Sandvox. It's that easy.

“Sandvox 2 is an excellent visual website-design tool for individuals and businesses that need to create attractive sites without having to learn the HTML/CSS/JavaScript that goes into it. Its superior user experience and feature set makes Sandvox a worthy alternative to Apple's soon-to-be-obsolete iWeb. EXCELLENT ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — Mac|Life


• Choose from dozens of stylish site designs, including two brand new designs, Hydrogen and Kryptonite
• Over 20 different, customizable content objects help you build the site of your dreams
• Easily add text, images, or movies
• Showcase your images with Photo Grids and lightbox-style Galleries, automatically optimized for Retina displays
• Super easy blogging, with built-in archiving
• Instantly add connections to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+
• Syndicate your blog or podcast and offer easy-to-grab RSS feeds
• Incorporate content from other websites such as weather and news headlines
• Show selected products from
• Feature YouTube videos
• Include a Contact Form for feedback
• Automatically generate a sitemap
• Comment support via Disqus, IntenseDebate and Facebook Comments
• Insert custom features with Raw HTML

“ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ” — MacNN · “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — SVMMac · “ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ½ ” — Cult of Mac


• iMedia Browser — Effortlessly browse your Pictures folder, iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom, and Flickr. Grab movies from iPhoto and iTunes. Build a podcast. The iMedia Browser puts your resources at your fingertips.

• Raw HTML Objects — Directly place HTML, JavaScript, PHP, or other inserted web code, such as embed codes provided by other sites.

• Advanced Customization — Code injection, custom CSS, built-in jQuery support and a brand new Cocoa plug-in API are available to experienced users and offer even more ways to customize your site.

• Publishing Options — Publish to built-in Sandvox Hosting, or to another provider via FTP, SFTP, WebDAV

• Search Engine Optimization — SEO-friendly site structure plus integration with Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics

• Site Extractor — generate a new Sandvox website using the text and images of your old site, to help you get off the ground that little bit quicker

For more information or to watch a video introduction, please visit our website!

“Those who want to quickly create template-based sites packed with features, should give Sandvox 2 a look. ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼” — Macworld UK


We're always here to help and we'd love to hear from you! If you have feedback or questions, you can reach us by email at or visit our community forum at

Read our FAQ at (in English)

Familiar with iWeb? See our iWeb Transition Guide at

What’s New

Version 2.10.8

Sandbox 2.10.8 brings macOS Sierra compatibility and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Danml69 ,

Works well for my needs

Been using Sandvox for over 5 years. I needed a simple and intuitive website designer that I could use for a band website. It also needed to be simple for doing gig updates to the calendar and also allow adding media ( mp3 and video ) Sandvox does all that simply. When I started using it, I had no experience in HTML or website design. Got the program and 2 days later, the site was up and looked great. Doing updates are simple. You open the app, type in what you need, hit publish and the website is updated. I know there are other programs that are capable of more, but requires a steep learning curve to publish your website. For my needs Sandvox has delivered

pinheiros ,

Extremely Impressed >> NOW Not so impressed.

I am recently having quite a bit of trouble with Sandvox. The developers apparently are not keeping it up with the more current Mac OS versions. Please help.

I was a bit skeptical when I researched and first purchased Sandvox. I'm a college professor and primarily need to create individual pages to place in a course management system. I also have what used to be a very simple website where students can find textbooks, syllabi, schedules, etc. for the next semester before they gain access to the course management system. Creating individual pages are still probably best done with software like Word, Dreamweaver, SeaMonkey Composer, etc. However, my simple website has almost overnight blossomed into something I'm quite proud of because of Sandvox. I have developed a list of additional things I might incorporate into the site. When I get a few minutes (literally), I can add some of these things. I endorse Sandvox. I look forward to learning how to utilize this software more fully. I also anticipate even more utility in the future from updates.

A. W. ,

It works, but no longer developed

I bought this a few years ago to replace iWeb, and it works reasonably well. It's certainly faster than iWeb became when my blogs became very large. A nit I have is that you can't change the theme of a blog on a page-by-page basis; maybe you have to create a whole new blog in order to change the theme.

A big problem now is that it hasn't been updated for two years, as of the time I write this review, so it's no longer fully functional under macOS Mojave. There are small bits of the GUI that don't work, e.g. the New button doesn't appear in the toolbar; instead, I have to Insert > New Page from the pull-down. There are other bits and pieces that are similarly nonfunctional. The developer is also non-responsive to e-mails. According to a post on the Sandvox Facebook page, the company changed ownership some time ago, so that's that.

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