Sparkle 3 is the new standard in web design.
Forget everything you know about building websites, Sparkle is the Mac website builder unlike any other.
Updating websites used to be a chore, a painful process of arguing with your designer or fighting your wordpress install. Introducing Sparkle, the website builder for people who don’t (usually) build websites.
Your website is better with Sparkle because:
1. Your website is more visible
With Sparkle's built-in SEO Assistant, no special knowledge is required to get your site to be Google's best new friend. Sparkle also codes very tightly, nerd friends will be impressed.
2. It's easy to make money
Sparkle has built-in tools to add payment buttons and shopping carts from the leading commerce providers, plus table, property and appointment booking. Get your online business going in minutes.
3. Your website is faster
An average Wordpress mobile site has a Google PageSpeed score of under 30, while an average Sparkle mobile site has a score above 75, in our tests. Sparkle sites average 1.3 seconds to show content versus 3.9 seconds for Wordpress. Yes it is possible to make a Wordpress site fast, but who will do it? How much will it cost? Sparkle sites are fast out of the box, even on inexpensive web hosting.
4. You save money
Wordpress might be free, but it has significant hidden costs. Many everyday things in Wordpress, performance, security, a map, require a plugin or an add-on service. Sparkle is not free, but has everything your site needs built-in.
5. Your website is more secure (and privacy minded)
It's no secret Wordpress is not very secure. How bad? 94% of all sites hacked in 2019 were running WordPress. Sparkle sites are so called "static": fast, not hackable.
Also an average Wordpress site leaks your visitor activity to third parties, any cookie checker will show this. Sure you can buy plugins to plug the leaks, but in Sparkle it's all built in.
6. Your website is quicker to build
Sparkle can import your existing site and immediately apply all the performance and security gains. Creating a site from scratch is just plain fun and fast.
7. World class support
We answer quickly and competently, with the goal of making your Sparkle website succeed.
WHAT USERS SAY
“We used to create comps in Photoshop for developers. With Sparkle we have our sites up and running in hours rather than weeks.”
Hossein Farmani, Founder and Curator, The Lucie Awards, IPA - International Photography Awards
"We use Sparkle to create hundreds of quick landing pages to test our marketing strategies, Sparkle has saved us many hours of development time."
David Tera, Director of Marketing, IDA - Int'l Design Awards.
“I have tried out many different tools to create websites, but none of them can top Sparkle.”
Philip Amour, Product Designer
"Sparkle has been awesome. A real godsend. Truly fantastic.”
Sebastiaan de With, Graphic Designer
“When I discovered Sparkle it just blew my mind and I felt like dancing!”
Peter Bladskog, Photographer
"Sparkle is very much what I was looking for the last 10 years”
Daniel Schoeneck, Design Teacher, Bern University of the Arts
If you have questions or feedback, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the support website sparkleapp.com/support.html
If you opt to subscribe to Sparkle Pro, payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.
- fixed excessive memory use
- fixed crash caused by upcoming OS release
- improved site search results and ranking
- fixed dragged element to adopt visibility of the new container group
- added work around for Safari bug with animated buttons
- added work around for Chrome and Firefox bug with fixed backgrounds
- fixed canvas rendering of background filters for full width boxes
- fixed issues with blog index and posts
- fixed depth for fixed popups
- fixed loss of cross-page language references, when moving a page to or from a section
- fixed modal/fixed popup alignment in some cases
- fixed popups with multipage visibility
- fixed broken one time animation in some cases
- fixed page numbering in search results
- fixed startup freeze with some projects
- fixed other crashes
Ratings and Reviews
A Great Basic Web Dev App!
Sparkle is fast, and intuitive. Very easy to use, and mostly pretty powerful considering all things.
Naturally, it does lack some more advanced features, but none being more noticeable than the very basic “full-screen background photo” ability being omitted from the program. Every other basic web editor and tool on the market allows this, it’s really the one feature keeping me from a 5 star review. Other than this frustratingly simple missing feature, Sparkle has everything else I need within reason.
I hope it’s updated very soon to include this. I’ll update my review when/if it’s added. Until then, Sparkle is a great option, just don’t expect to be able to use photos as a background!
Developer Response ,
Many thanks for your review! Setting a photo as full screen background isn't one of the stock settings for page backgrounds because there's no good way to account for how much a long page will stretch the image, so we encourage Sparkle users to place a wide box behind all page elements instead. It's only slightly more manual and achieves exactly the intended effect, with much more control. It also isn't a super popular visual effect in modern designs. We're always happy to talk about this or other topics further via email! email@example.com
SUPPORT IS WORLD CLASS!!!
I’ve been juggling a very demanding full time job, and a hobby that I love and get paid for, for 40 years. I am a professional salesman, and on the weekends, a professional children’s entertainer. I AM NOT A WEB DEVELOPER. I need tools that are powerful intuitive and easy to use. When I need help, I NEED HELP. I’ve been using Sparkle for a couple of years now, and every time I’ve needed help, their SUPPORT team has been WORLD CLASS. My day job is selling technology products to Fortune 500 companies—and Sparkle’s SUPPORT team is on a par with any of the SUPPORT teams that I’ve ever worked with, and I’m comparing them to teams that support mission critical multiple million dollar investments in infrastructure.
In particular, Duncan Wilcox is amazing! He is responsive, tenacious, and competent. I don’t even want to say how far and above the call of duty he will go, because I don’t want to set the bar TOO high for him and Sparkle, but what he did for me today was very, very impressive. He’s an inspiration for how I want to treat my customers in all of my endeavors.
The product itself is great. But if you’re going to run a business, small or large, and count on the product, YOU NEED GREAT SERVICE—and Sparkle delivers!!!!
I have a simple website that I made years ago with iweb. When iWeb was discontinued, I switched to Freeway Express, which was discontinued a few years ago. I recently decided it was time to update my site with a new app. I really like to be able to start with a blank slate, rather than a template. I tried WordPress, but it only uses templates, and if you want to start with a blank slate, it adds a lot of complexity. Almost all other web design apps make you use a template. Sparkle is a gem in that you can start with a blank slate. They also have templates if you want. They have a very nice feature where you can import an existing website into it. This essentially means you can use any website as a basic template if you want.
Once I got used to it, I started to really enjoy the simplicity and creative process. I also emailed Duncan for some questions I couldn’t easily figure out, and he responded quickly.
I’m so glad I found Sparkle!
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- River SRL
- 52.6 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires macOS 10.9 or later.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2014-2021 River SRL
- In-App Purchases
- Sparkle Pro Yearly $71.99
- Upgrade Sparkle Pro to Pro 3 $59.99
- Sparkle Pro $119.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.