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Sandvox 1.5.4 under Mac OS X.
Developer(s)Karelia Software
Stable release
2.10 / April 8, 2015; 5 years ago (2015-04-08)
Operating systemMac OS X 10.6.6 or later
LicenseRegular or Pro; Single User, Household, or Site

Sandvox is a WYSIWYG template-based website creation tool by Karelia Software, based on WebKit. Released May 16, 2006, it competes directly with Apple's iWeb and Realmac Software's RapidWeaver. Sandvox can be purchased with either a regular or pro license. The pro license includes additional features, such as the ability to include raw HTML pages and "pagelets" within the created website, along with Google Webmaster Tools integration. In 2007, Sandvox 1.2 won the runner-up Apple Design Award for Best Mac OS X User Experience.[1]

Overview and features[edit]

Sandvox is a website and blog creation tool. The end-user does not need to have any knowledge of web languages in order to effectively use the product.

The features of Sandvox include:

  • website creation with pre-designed templates bundled with the download
  • An iLife media browser
  • Drag and drop support for media files
  • Support for blogging and podcasting
  • One-click publishing to most webservers after some initial setup
  • Direct one-click publishing to some web servers[which?]

Sandvox was released in its first version with full-time development by Karelia Software. It includes some features that iWeb does not, including the capability to add comments and trackbacks through Haloscan and JS-Kit (a feature available in iWeb only through a third-party application called iComment or when publishing to .Mac) and the ability to add raw HTML pages and "pagelets". This last feature allows users to add their own content, in their own format, to their websites.

Sandvox 2.10.12 has still 32bit dependencies. This means that in case you are running Sandvox with MacOS 10.14.6 the program might crash.


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