Website creation for the Mac, that's as easy to use as the Mac.

Sandvox 2 empowers anybody, even non-experts, to create a website with contemporary looks and features, in minutes.

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 "



  • Express yourself by choosing from among dozens of stylish site designs
  • Over 20 different, customizable content objects help you build the site of your dreams
  • Easily add text, images, or movies
  • Super easy blogging, with built-in archiving
  • Instantly add connections to Facebook, Twitter and more
  • Showcase your images with Photo Grids and lightbox-style Galleries
  • 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 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


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  • What's New
    SANDVOX 2.7.6

    Document and Media Handling

    ✳ Supplying your own .ico favicon file will be published directly without any adjustment by Sandvox
    ✳ Resolves an issue where saving a new document for the first time, to a disk other than the startup one, could result in data loss
    ✳ Improves stability and responsiveness of media handling, particularly when stored externally
    ✳ Improves stability when previewing many large images in certain configurations

    Host Setup

    ✳ Improves reliability of password retrieval when editing an existing host setup
    ✳ Browsing a Windows FTP server works more reliably
    ✳ Addresses issues testing remote hosting settings


    ✳ RSS feeds use any External Links' custom summary to provide a description
    ✳ Improves validity of Sandvox-generated RSS feeds, particularly when including enclosures, such as for Podcasts
    ✳ Fixes a bug where Photo Grid-based collections would generate empty archives


    ✳ Fixes a bug where performance would degrade, potentially to the point of crashing, when publishing many files to a single folder
    ✳ Corrects issues publishing sites using UTF-16 text encoding
  • Improves stability while publishing


    ✳ External Page objects may be sized down to as little as 16 pixels tall
    ✳ More tolerant of certain sub-formats of QuickTime movie files
    ✳ Disables auto-loading of movies with a poster image for IE 9 compatibility; disables poster images on QuickTime movies to work around Safari issue

    Other Changes and Bug Fixes

    ✳ Improves stability of drag and drop
    ✳ Resolves an issue where the Link Inspector sometimes got jammed showing too many controls at once
    ✳ Design fixes

    SANDVOX 2.7

    Mountain Lion Features

    ✳ Notification Center
    ✳ Sharing
    ✳ Quick Look gesture for previewing media at larger sizes
    ✳ Faster saving of documents with Versions feature enabled
    ✳ During publishing, if you walk off, Sandvox ensures your Mac won't fall asleep

    Retina Macs

    ✳ Retina-ready UI
    ✳ Quick Look preview pops up from correct location on Retina Macs

    Host Setup Assistant Overhaul

    ✳ Quicker route to entering your hosting details
    ✳ Simplified entry of hosting details, including autofill of existing settings
    ✳ Live testing and diagnostics of site's URL
    ✳ Smarter password field, including ability to show the password
    ✳ New folders can be created on the server while browsing
    ✳ Support for custom private SSH keys
  • Browser copes better with non-existent folders


    ✳ Improved publishing performance
    ✳ Generation of better indented HTML for readability

    Pages and Objects

    ✳ Google+ object
    ✳ Adjustable thumbnail size for Title & Summary indexes
    ✳ Copying and pasting pages is smarter about including sidebar objects

    Document Handling

    ✳ Faster and smoother opening of documents
    ✳ During a long save operation, progress bar appears

    Drag and Drop

    ✳ Photo albums can be dragged straight from iPhoto into Sandvox
    ✳ Dragging in an image recognises the caption from a broader range of sources

    Other Changes and Bug Fixes

    ✳ Inclusion of Chrome when guessing the URL to use for links etc.

  • Sandvox (com.karelia.sandvox) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Sandvox 2.7.6. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Sandvox 29570.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

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