System Requirements: Mac

Macintosh computer with Intel processor and macOS 10.9.5 or higher. An internet connection is required.

System Requirements: Windows

Computer with 2.0 ghz. processor and Windows 7 SP1 or newer (including Windows 8 and 10). An internet connection is required.

Improvements in Goldfish 4.4.1

  • Fixed an incompatibility when publishing that was caused by an update of the FTP server software at some web hosters.
  • Fixed some bugs in the new text editor.


New Features and Improvements in Goldfish 4.4

  • Password Protection: New responsive layout for password protection.
  • Password Protection: Password lists with multiple users are now also possible.
  • New way to use videos as the background for pages, areas, and items.
  • New cookie warning according to EU data protection laws.
  • Item: New property for maintaining the aspect ratio.
  • New word processor that fixes many bugs and responds faster.
  • Support for Google Fonts.
  • The Page Info now supports icons and the Open Graph Protocol, Apple Touch Icons, High Resolution Favicons, Android Icons, and Microsoft Tile Icons.
  • Onlineshop: Integration of PayPal Plus, which allows payments with credit card, bank debit and on account in addition to PayPal payments.
  • Onlineshop: VAT can now be set per country.
  • Onlineshop: The shopping cart can now be opened automatically after a product has been added.
  • Onlineshop: New address field for copying the complete shipping address in the e-mail to the shop owner.
  • Onlineshop: A percentage or fixed discount on everything can be set in the shopping cart now.
  • Onlineshop: New SDK for the integration of other payment providers and steps after a purchase.


Other New Features and Improvements in Goldfish 4.4

  • The design "Bodensee" is now displayed correctly under Windows.
  • Because of the tutorial, new area templates now have a size of 1000x500 pixels.
  • The menu shortcut for "View > Design" has been changed to prevent conflicts with other shortcuts.
  • Website Frame: The frame content will not be reset to fishbeam.com when saving (buggy since Goldfish 4.3).
  • Onlineshop: The newer PayPal-REST-API will be used from now on.
  • Onlineshop: The spelling has been corrected.
  • Onlineshop: By clicking on "Back" in the order process, the country will no longer disappear.
  • Onlineshop: The list of default countries is now complete.
  • Onlineshop: Custom graphics for the Global Shopping Cart are no longer lost when saving.
  • Onlineshop: Changes to the Global Shopping Cart are now always published.
  • Onlineshop: The PayPal payment is no longer executed in a new window. This will make payments on mobile devices smoother.
  • Onlineshop: New product buttons now all have different product IDs by default ("PRO-01", "PRO-02", "PRO-03").
  • Onlinshop: Generating the website now warns of duplicate product IDs.
  • Onlinshop: More efficient creation of the product list.
  • Onlinshop: No more error messages when clicking on "Back" and selecting another payment method.
  • Onlineshop: ISO country code added to the respective country.
  • Onlineshop: Unnecessary blanks are now stripped automatically from user data.
  • In value lists (for example, the online shop country selection), whole groups of values ​​can now be cut, copied, pasted, deleted, and edited.
  • The context menu in the project list now shows a help entry.
  • In the context menu, the entry "Deselect All" is now available throughout the program.
  • HTML Code Object: The horizontal scrollbar has been removed.
  • Project: New property "Project > Maximum File Name Length".
  • Project: Names for pages and files have the maximum length of 255 characters by default now.
  • The design export icon supports besides "Edit > Paste" now also drag & drop and shows an open dialog with one click.
  • Code Tab: Various mistakes when inserting code eliminated.
  • Open and Save dialogs now remember the last place better.
  • The favicon under "Project > Favicon" has been removed. Use the page info window now.
  • Audio & Video: Automatic generation of the poster picture when adding a video.
  • Audio & Video: New option for videos "Always play in full screen mode on mobile devices".
  • Audio & Video: New warning that automatic sound playback does not work on mobile devices.
  • Audio & Video: HTML5 video works again after Apple's changes in Safari for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.
  • Publish: The dialog because of unsupported SSL encryption is no longer displayed in German.
  • Publish: Fixed a bug that could cause the directory to not be changed.
  • Publish: Publishing now works better under a variety of conditions.
  • When generating the website, a click on "Cancel" now stops the process much faster.
  • Statistics Web App: Fixed bug in the display of monthly and yearly visitors, which could always occur on the first of January.
  • Visitor Counter: No more PHP-Warning.
  • "Page Info" window: Fixed various display problems.
  • Passwords and other sensitive information are no longer displayed as plain text but with "***" in Goldfish .
  • A memory overflow when rendering a very long text is fixed.
  • External Files and Folders: Fixed a bug where the path to external files and folders could not be resolved.
  • External files and folders: The English version no longer displays information in German if external files or folders were not found.
  • Object: Fixed a bug when zooming in or out with the top left or bottom right handle.
  • Text boxes are now updated in the editor with the current font style if that has been changed in the font templates.
  • Gallery: The settings for "Page Overlay" are now hidden if the gallery type is "Slide Show", because they are not needed here.
  • Background Pictures: No more internal error when adding various background images.
  • Background Pictures: Clearer presentation of the options for background images because of lines.
  • Background Pictures: Display problems in the editor with background images and the mode "Cut to fill" are now fixed.
  • Background Pictures: Option "fix relative to Browser window" is now hidden at pages, because it is not needed here.
  • Error reports now work with HTTP 1.1. This means that there is no longer an error when sending (broken since Goldfish 4.3).
  • When clicking the code tab, previewing, publishing or exporting, the edit mode will now always quit, so that changes are always made immedialtely.
  • iOS: Numbers on the website are no longer automatically interpreted as phone numbers and underlined in blue.
  • Longer TDLs such as ".berlin" are now allowed in e-mail addresses at all Goldfish scripts.
  • Form: The captcha is now loaded correctly even after a wrong submission of a form.
  • The spinner, curtain, and overlay script components have been improved.
  • Animations: Better Appearance on mobile devices (iOS, Android).
  • Animations: The drive-in or drive-out animation now always takes place in the correct location.
  • Slider Area: Better Appearance on Mobile Devices (iOS, Android).
  • Redirection: No more PHP-Notice, which prevents a possible redirection.
  • The import of Goldfish 3 code snippets into the new code view has been improved.
  • Sitemap: The sitemap.xml file no longer has empty <url> nodes.
  • Picture Item: Pictures with Image Zoom are no longer trimmed in some circumstances.


New Features in Version 4.0

  • New designs for the creation of your website in only minutes
  • Customized website for smartphones and tablets
  • Automatic forwarding to a customized page, depending on the device, operating system or language
  • Same typography on all devices by rendering fonts and support for Adobe Typekit
  • Retina graphics and support for resolution independent SVG vector graphics
  • HTML5 audio and video, as well as integration of YouTube videos
  • Special dynamic menus for mobile websites
  • Buttons for like and share for all major communities
  • New design of the image gallery and slideshow
  • Forms with support of multiple keybords on mobile devices
  • Automatically generated sitemap for finding a page quickly
  • New guestbook where your website visitors can post comments and annotations
  • Blog and CMS for posting content without Goldfish, directly on your website with comments and RSS Feed
  • Integration of Google Analytics with data protection rules
  • Pinning of backgrounds and page areas when scrolling (the background or area is fixed)
  • Publish your website directly via FTP with SSL encryption
  • Goldfish generates modern HTML5 and CSS code complying with official standards
  • Animations for any item on the page with many effects and possibilities
  • Show or hide any item by a click or hover with the mouse
  • Search box on the website to browse and find specific passages
  • Slider to scroll through different areas on a page
  • Online shop with PayPal Integration, which can be configurated in minutes
  • Write your own HTML and CSS code to any position of your website
  • The Mac version is a Cocoa instead of Carbon app for a better integration with Mac OS X


In addition there are improvements at almost all other parts. Goldfish 4 is completely revised and redesigned.

System Requirements: Goldfish Websites

Goldfish websites work on all popular webservers. You will need PHP from version 5 (including PHP 7) for many features ike the contact form, redirections or the onlineshop. FTP or FTPS access to the web server is required for publishing the website directly from Goldfish. If your webserver supports only other protocols, such as SFTP (SSH) or WebDAV, you will need to publish with additional apps like Cyberduck.


Goldfish websites work with all popular browsers, such as Safari 9 or newer, Chrome 43 or newer, Internet Explorer 10 or newer, Edge, Firefox 16 or newer and Opera 30 or newer.

Works with macOS High Sierra
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