Koen Bok, one of the veterans of the most popular Dutch software company Sofa, has rolled out an app called Cactus for Mac, the elegant open source terminal version.


The app was developed in such a way that it should enable users to create and publish beautiful websites seamlessly. The web designers can get back to the hand-coding sites by just building an auto-refreshing local iteration of the site in order to see in their browser as they work on it. And it’s a breeze when you are all set to deploy. However, this kind of tool only works with purely static websites, though users can still believe in Javascript in order to add efficient features like forms and comments.

The app allows you to perform the following functionalities:

  • You can start from ground or utilize 1 of 3 elegant templates.
  • Develop more powerfully with the integrated template engine.
  • You can instantly view modifications on any of your devices with the auto-reload.
  • Ability to directly deploy to your Amazon S3 account for most suitable, inexpensive and faster hosting.
  • Select your desired domain name and then the app automatically configure your nameservers.

Moreover, the app consists of the following features:

  • Completely featured template engine.
  • Compatible with LESS, CoffeeScript, and SCSS.
  • You can export your website in order to set up anywhere.
  • Free open-source terminal version.
  • Offers additional plugins in order to add custom functionality.
  • Consists of a boilerplate with files like sitemap and error page.
  • Features an automatic GZIP compression and an additional asset fingerprinting on deploy.

Mac users can download Cactus app right from the link provided below. The app is compatible with devices that run on OS X 10.9 or above firmware.

Cactus download link for Mac ($29.99)