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Third-party Apps

A collection of useful apps when building websites.
RapidWeaver takes care of everything for you, however, sometimes you need a little extra control or just prefer the way another tool works. We've listed out a collection of great tools that work well alongside RapidWeaver.

Previewing Your Website

RapidWeaver has its own built-in Preview, as well as a Device Simulator with support for multiple devices, custom sizes and so much more. It also supports local PHP rendering. No need to spend time setting up MAMP.
Here are some alternative apps and services if you'd prefer not to use RapidWeaver's built-in tools:

Hosting Your Website

If you need somewhere to host your website we recommend using our official partner, Chillidog Hosting. We have a full publishing guide to using Chilidog with RapidWeaver.

Publishing Your Website

RapidWeaver has a built-in publishing engine that supports FTP, SFTP, FTPS, and Amazon S3. RapidWeaver also keeps track of changes, so on subsequent publishes it will only upload the changed files.
There are plenty of alternative FTP clients on the Mac, here are just a few:

Analytics for Your Website

Graphics and Animation

A collection of advanced tools to take your websites further.
  • Tumult Hype, Create Interactive HTML5 web content and animations.
  • Couverture, Easing Curve Editor with CSS export.