Handheld Designer Alternatives

    Handheld Designer is described as 'Easily create and host beautiful HTML5 mobile web applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Handheld Designer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions and CSS. The best alternative is Adobe Dreamweaver. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Hadron or PageBreeze HTML Editor. Other great apps like Handheld Designer are Pinegrow Web Editor (Paid), VisualNEO Web (Paid), Udesly (Paid) and Leafier (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 22, 2021

    1. Pinegrow is a Mac, Windows and Linux web editor that lets you build responsive websites faster with live multi-page editing, CSS & SASS styling, CSS Grid editor and smart components for Bootstrap, Foundation and WordPress.
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    2. VisualNEO Web is the easiest authoring tool to develop Web Apps, for beginners and professionals. Drag and drop visual IDE. Use its simplified programming language (NeoScript), JavaScript or both for coding your Apps. Multilanguage interface.
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    3. Hadron is a tool aimed to make designing through code visual, fast and easy by working with the web platform. A place where designers and developers can work together.
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    4. Use Webflow to create WordPress and Shopify themes pixel by pixel without code. It’s never been so easy!.

    5. A full-featured but easy to use visual (WYSIWYG) HTML editor for creating web pages. Includes a completely new editor with support for the latest HTML standards, many new formatting features, improved stability and ease of use.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      A simple, lightweight and easy to use HTML editor worth having when you need to view and edit what document you want, as well as insert new HTML and CSS tags.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Maqetta is an open source project that provides WYSIWYG visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces. The Maqetta application itself is authored in HTML, and therefore runs in the browser without requiring additional plugins or downloads.


      Hosted app has been stopped in January 2014. It can be self-hosted downloading last version of the project, 10.0.2, released in May 2013, from Github.

    6. NSB/AppStudio is a complete, powerful development environment. Create your app on your desktop using JavaScript or BASIC, then download to your iOS or Android device and run.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Foopad is nondestructive source code editor / integrated development environment made to make your dev life better. Foopad has some unique features and can be customized to be like simple notepad or full IDE.
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