What are the best apps for developing a website?

Web dev and web design enthusiasts, Akshay Singhal wants to know what are the best applications for developing a website. Let him and other users know which web development apps you frequently use and why. You can also talk about which ones are best for beginner, intermediate or advanced developers!

asked by Akshay Singhal
57 contributors
8 solutions
  1. 19

    #1WordPress

    WordPress
    WordPress is an open-sourced web development tool available on web, iOS, and Android platforms. Users sign up for free to start building blogs, personal sites, business sites or online stores. 24/7 support is also available via email and forums.
    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ethan Keller
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "WordPress is one of my go-to web design tools. It's convenient that they came up with an app version, but it doesn't have all the features from the full website. It's easy to use for the most part. A few more improvements, and this would definitely be one of the best apps for developing a website."
  2. 16

    #2Weebly

    Weebly

    Weebly is an online tool where users can build professional websites or online stores for free. Its features include a drag-and-drop builder, custom fonts, and an image editor. This resource is also available on iOS and Android.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Lori Castillo
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Thank goodness for web design apps like this one! My PC broke down on me, and the only way I can work on website stuff is through my phone. Although the app version works slower, it still beats not being able to work. I just hope Weebly app becomes more stable. "
  3. 6

    #3Wix

    Wix
    Wix is a free website builder available online. It helps users create custom websites using drag-and-drop tools, font and color customization, and various design features. Custom domains and SEO services are also available.
    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Wu Song
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "I'd consider Wix as one of the most reliable web development apps available. I've used it on my phone, but I wonder when a version for iPad Pro will be available. Does anyone else find it weird that they don't have a version for iPad Pro yet?"
  1. 2

    #4Jimdo Creator

    Jimdo Creator

    Jimdo Creation is the app version of Jimdo website builder. It allows users to build websites from their iOS or Android devices. Sites created using the app are optimized for smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Sandra Lira
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "The app is as easy to use as its online web design software counterpart. I started a website on my laptop while waiting for my flight, then switched to my tablet when the laptop's battery ran out. My site was up even before I boarded. Very nice!"
  2. 2

    #5Strikingly

    Strikingly

    Strikingly is a free website builder that helps users create, edit, publish and manage websites. Users also get 24/7 support by live chat or email. Use it on your desktop or any iOS or Android device.

    Software

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- $20/month

    Roger Brooks
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Been playing around with this app the whole day now. What I did for 15 minutes using this app was better than what I did on another web development software."
  3. 2

    #6SimDif

    SimDif

    SimDif is a free website creation tool available for computers as well as iOS and Android devices. It allows users to build websites that are functional on computers, smartphones, and tablets. Tips and guides for website building are also offered.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- $69

    Michelle Allen
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Yes, it is straightforward. But it's frustrating how long it takes to load. Design options are also limited for the started version. Might consider upgrading if I see more positive reviews."
  4. 1

    #7Google Analytics

    Google Analytics
    Google Analytics is a web development resource that gives customers data on how their websites are performing. It helps you get to know your audience, track your visits, and more. Use it for free on your desktop or your iOS or Android device.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Nick Ma
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "In terms of web development tools, this app is a must-have. It helps me see which types of posts on my website are popular for my readers. Since I work two jobs on different cities, I can check how my site is faring while on my commute. "
  5. 1

    #8Crayon

    Crayon

    Crayon is a website creation app available for iOS and Android devices. It allows users to build complete websites for free. You can add elements such as contact form, phone call button, slideshow, online shop, Google calendar and Google Map.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sanvi Malik
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "I like how user-friendly the display is. Would be better if there's a blank template so I can play around more. "

Summary

Best What are the best apps for developing a website
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WordPressOnline Tools 19 Free
2WeeblyWebsites 16 Free
3WixOnline Tools 6 Free
4Jimdo CreatorApps 2 Free
5StrikinglySoftware 2 Free
6SimDifApps 2 Free
7Google AnalyticsApps 1 Free
8CrayonApps 1 Free
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