Sparkle, Visual Web Design

Sparkle, Visual Web Design

By River SRL

  • Category: Graphics & Design
  • Release Date: 2014-04-25
  • Current Version: 4.5.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 215.36 MB
  • Developer: River SRL
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.9 or later.


Build the website you always wanted. Sparkle is the best Mac website builder. Forget everything you know about building websites, just start creating. No code, no jargon, all visual. Updating websites used to be slow and painful. Aren’t you tired of fighting your Wordpress install? Introducing Sparkle, the visual website builder for people who don’t (usually) build websites. Your website is better with Sparkle because: 1. Your website is stunning Bring your website to life with stunning parallax animation and video that plays while scrolling. Make your images stand out by automatically removing their background. Support dark mode in your site to embrace visitor preferences. 2. Your website is more visible   With Sparkle's built-in SEO Assistant and SEO targeting, 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. 3. It's easy to make money   Sparkle has built-in tools to add members-only sections, payment and subscription buttons, and shopping carts from the leading commerce providers, plus table, property and appointment booking. Get your online business going in minutes. 4. Your website is faster   An average Wordpress mobile site has a Google PageSpeed score of 31, versus 77 for Sparkle, which reflects better Web Vitals support. 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. 5. You save money   Wordpress might be free, but it has significant hidden costs. Many website builders require paid additions for performance, security, or even for simpler page elements. Sparkle is not free, but has everything your site needs built-in. 6. Your website is more secure (and privacy minded) It's no secret Wordpress is not very secure. But how bad is it? In June 2021 an average of 8 new vulnerabilities were discovered every day, in Wordpress, themes or plugins. Sparkle sites are so called "static": fast, not hackable. 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. 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 SUPPORT If you have questions or feedback, please email us at or visit the support website SUBSCRIPTION 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.



  • Keeps getting better (and better)

    By artMonster
    Do yourself a favor and spend the money on the Pro version. If you are familiar with Apple apps like Pages, or you miss iWeb and where it could have gone, then you will love Sparkle. The developer is very committed to this app and is very responsive. They have been deliberate with new features, taking the time to get things right. The tools are here to be as serious or whimsical as you wish, all you need is imagination. Decided to update my review. Over time many apps are neglected and stagnate. This is not one of those apps. It is constantly updated and the developer listens to feedback. It is ideal for artists, cartoonists, and photographers, easy to focus on the work and not the complications of the app interface or design. It's a good development tool for those that create websites for business owners who don't want to deal with that side of things. I've used this since the start, and it is only one of three apps I can say that about after many years. Just excellent.
  • Keep removing functionality

    By Brentlk911
    I bought a Sparkle Basic license back in late 2021 and now every time I launch the app to make updates to my website, there's a new function I can't use without upgrading my license. It's fine to charge for new functionality, but honor the licensing you sold to your customers in the (recent!) past.
  • Not as easy and simple as I thought

    By Moradali
    I purchased Sparkle a while back and started to build a website! Soon I realised that this is going to be a lot of work!! because software does not automaically resize the design from desktop version to mobile version. You need to manually adjust for each page and that was not what I expected. Creating a responsive website with Sparkle is a lot of work. EverWeb software does it easier but it is a bit buggy. Also image gallery in Sparkle is very limited specially for a photographer!!
  • Pretty much a waste of time.

    By AdamL222
    I purchased Sparkle Pro (3.X) for $75 or $85 or something yet have lost access to SEO features that were previously available to me. Apparently, the developer has worked too hard to give me access to a feature I already had. Had to be taken away. There are some other features unavailable to me, such as so called "Developer Tools" which actually means basic control over your web pages through CSS and JavaScript among others. The best you mere mortals get is heavily abstracted and sloppy code. Also, this pricing structure is incredibly convoluted only because the developer is such a penny pincher. While initially I was thrilled to have access to these features on a local application, it's been made clear I don't own anything. The developer will either lock you in with a subscription or just ignore your license and slowly remove features anyway. The static sites this generator creates are completely non-responsive. The best this thing can do is generate different layouts (that you manually create, painstakingly, for every page) which activate on different breakpoints. Quite frankly, I thought the developer would fix this glaring omission, but clearly it won't be until version 5 or 6, by that time you'd have spent many hundreds of dollars on a subpar website from a subpar builder. This app needs a complete rethinking of its core structure from top to bottom to build more responsive and properly formatted pages. The web isn't meant to work like a Photoshop document. While I didn't know that at the time, due to my own incompetence with HTML and CSS, the developer clearly did, and chose to design this subpar experience instead of investing in layout technology that makes sense with today's HTML and CSS expectations like every other WYSIWYG creator. Speaking of HTML and CSS, at this point you'd be better off learning some of that (it's not that hard) and actually taking ownership of your site. While you may not be able to code an entire website from scratch, you could at least understand the technologies behind the web before exploring this option which takes all of the freedom of the web (and a lot of money from your wallet). It's better to either use a hosting provider's WYSIWYG for really simple yet effective sites, or try something like WebFlow, which is amusingly 10x more capable but less restrictive in terms of licensing. (And doesn't hide the HTML and CSS). This is just too restrictive and the pricing is too annoying. It's like paying to be imprisoned.
  • This App is THE BEST

    By orbit122
    I have only been using this app for less that 2 weeks and have been able to almost complete 4 sites. This app blows anything like it away. I have tried to many to count apps that promise to make it as easy to use as this app but fail way short on that promise. This has everything I need plus some and provides it in a friendly UI that is super intuitive. I own several micro businesses that don't make enough for me to spend hundreds of dollars a month to pay a developer to maintain or create a website but this app has put the power I need in my hands to do it myself. Don't bother looking further, this is the app you want if you need an easy website builder.
  • Simply amazing!!

    By SBCpp
    This is by far the most intuitive, flexible, and simple software I have ever used to build a website (and I have used many). It keeps improving with each update! Support, when needed, has been fast and very helpful. I find it a much beeter tool to build websites than WordPress.
  • Best tool in the toolbelt.

    By deuce4
    Sometimes you just want a simple strightforward computer tool that works the same year after year. This is one of those tools, though the support and updates are also invaluable. If you want the new version, it is affordable and seamless to install. But the older versions also run well. If you want a great tool to create stand-alone HTML, ready for any server, this is a great one.
  • A world class web builder!

    By Adam Alf
    Can't say enough nice things about Sparkle. Break free of WordPress :)
  • you can only insert vemo and youtube videos

    By MH22123
    you can only insert vemo and youtube videos from the web, no rumble
  • Inability even in pro-trial to import a basic webpage makes this useless.

    By R22545
    Got developer response.. My page was handrolled with no active Java/JS and they claim no one else can imort it either. I do not accept that importing a simple HTML 5.0 compaticle non-active page shouldn't be a STARTING POINT for any editor. If I wanted to be locked into some system that holds my webpage design efforts hostage, it will NEVER BE SPARKLE. If I can't import a page this program just wasted 20 minutes of my time. Yes, I tried the 14 day pro trial run.