Website Builder Apps for iOS - Our Reviews

How We Review

We made this review for you with a key question in mind.

Can this app help you make a site that gives your visitors what they are looking for?

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We think the 3 key factors are:

Is the app easy to use?
Can you make an effective website?
Will you finish the website you've started?

Boomer

Available on the App StoreiPhone, iPadAvailable on the Android MarketTablets, PhonesFree App | Free Trial | Savvy $7/month | Elite $14/month | Guru $21/month
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  • If you have some experience with other website builders, get ready to be confused.
  • Websites look good but load slowly. This and other SEO failing mean there's no chance of your content being noticed buy Google.
  • Boomer gives you few opportunities to organize and present your content the way you want, so chances are you'll give up.

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Ease of use

★☆☆☆☆

Effectiveness

★★★☆☆

Chance of Completing

★☆☆☆☆

Crayon

Available on the App StoreiPhone, iPadAvailable on the Android MarketTablets, PhonesFree | Paid - $39.99/3 months
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  • Unintuitive but workable given some time to learn your way around.
  • Enough features and tools for you to create effective content but limited and old fashioned design possibilities.
  • If you can live with the aesthetic limitations you have a reasonable chance of completing a usable website.

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Ease of use

★★☆☆☆

Effectiveness

★★★☆☆

Chance of Completing

★★★☆☆

Jimdo Creator

Available on the App StoreiPhone, iPadAvailable on the Android MarketTablets, PhonesComputersFree | Pro - $90/year | Business - $200/year
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  • A slick design with an intuitive interface. Easy to learn and easy to use.
  • Jimdo Creator app is a useful assistant but you will need to visit Jimdo on a computer to make your website truly effective.
  • 2 stars for the chances of completing a website using just the app.

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Ease of use

★★★★★

Effectiveness

★★★☆☆

Chance of Completing

★★☆☆☆

SimDif

Available on the App StoreiPhone, iPadAvailable on the Android MarketTablets, PhonesComputersFree | Pro - $39.99/year
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  • Easy, but easier on iPad than iPhone because of the size of some elements.
  • Can really help you deliver websites for visitors and search engines, but limited in some areas.
  • Still the only app to build websites in exactly the same way on all platforms - iOS, Android and computers.

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Ease of use

★★★☆☆

Effectiveness

★★★★☆

Chance of Completing

★★★★☆

Simpl

Available on the App StoreiPhone, iPadFree Trial | Subscription - $79/year
Simpl
  • Easy on iPad and exceptionally easy on iPhone so we've given it full "Ease of use" marks.
  • Satisfying results are possible, but the lack of layout flexibility and SEO options is a problem for the potential success of your site.
  • Providing you can live with the limited capabilities you will have no trouble finishing a website with Simpl.

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Ease of use

★★★★★

Effectiveness

★★★☆☆

Chance of Completing

★★★★☆

Strikingly

Available on the App StoreiPhone, iPadAvailable on the Android MarketTablets, PhonesComputersFree | Limited - $96/year| Pro - $192/year | VIP - $588/year
Strikingly
  • Very easy and quick to use. Intuitive design and helpful tips throughout.
  • A useful assistant to Strikingly for desktop, but fewer than half of the capabilities of the website builder are available in the app.
  • 2 stars for how likely you are to finish the website using only the app.

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Ease of use

★★★★★

Effectiveness

★★★☆☆

Chance of Completing

★★☆☆☆

Conclusions

Since we first started reviewing website builder apps 5 years ago many apps have come and gone, but in general the field is expanding. We've seen the predictions of mobile first come true, and we see app makers exploring different approaches to creating web content. We're starting to see some website builder creators look at automating the process of producing websites, but as yet the results are still weak. Overall the competition is heating up and the capabilities of several apps have improved. We may soon see many more effective and well visited websites produced exclusively on mobile devices.