Developer: Ruplay

Current Version: 1.7.5

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 60.1 MB - Download


Hammer is a great way of building out HTML websites. With features including HTML includes, SASS and Coffeescript parsing and Clever Paths, Hammer is an indispensable tool!

Now under new ownership, Hammer is back with a vengeance!

• HTML Includes
Front-end developers shouldn't have to run local server environments, or use PHP just to put one HTML file inside another. With Hammer, you don't have to.

• Clever Paths
Wouldn't it be great if you could just reference an asset by name? Hammer will search your project for the file you reference, and write the file-path for you automagically.

• Variables + Helpers
Set and use variables in your template files and bend your templates to your will. Hammer also adds helpful classes to your HTML link tags, making menu logic a thing of the past.

• Auto Reload
Every time Hammer finishes compiling your project, it automatically refreshes your browser to show your latest changes and keep things up-to-date.

• SASS + CoffeeScript
Hammer knows all about SASS, SCSS & CoffeeScript and will automatically compile them to CSS & JavaScript. You can also use special tags to reference them in the head.

• Slim, HAML and Markdown
Hammer compiles HAML and Markdown files to HTML for you.

• Publish Builds
With Hammer's one-click publishing, you can share your work using a unique short URL. Show your clients, get feedback, then iterate quickly and easily.


Release Notes:

Hammer's compiler is now open-source! Development for Hammer.rb, the Hammer compiler, will continue under the MIT license.

• Fixed FSEvents bug on El Capitan
• Better Retina support
• Updated Bundled Hammer Compiler to 5.1.8
• Slim support


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.2
Review by burnblue

Faster front end - I don't always produce static sites, but when I do, I use Hammer. Static sites used to be a pain—no partials, no HAML/SASS, no dynamic anything. Hammer simply restores all the goodies you're used to when working in a dynamic environment, and does it simply and beautifully. Bravo, Riot.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.6.12
Review by imacsoap

Abandoned Software - There has been no activity from the developers in about a year on this software. I like hammer but if the developers are not updating or showing that they are interested in developing hammer in the future, then avoid purchasing. I hope that I’m wrong and they release an update soon now that Yosemite is out. Until then, I’m moving to Codekit.

Found helpful by 12 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.7.5
Review by cruisebot

Not usable on Yosemite 10.10 - I depend on Hammer for daily HTML prototypes. I love this product and have used it without any issues for two years. Imagine my disappointment when the window of this new version mysteriously disappears on my desktop. The only way to fix it is to delete the user files stored in ~/Library, which I must do every time I use Hammer now! I do not recommend this version until a new release comes out.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.7.5
Review by Greg Raven

Do NOT buy this app - Yes, I paid $20 for this app, and it worked for awhile. It no longer works now, though (see the post by cruisebot), and even worse, there seems to be separate development for a version 6.x.x, for which one needs to pay again. From what I can tell, the separate development of version 6 has not resulted in a program that will actually launch and run. Hammer for Mac has a great features list, but if you want to get anything done, stick with CodeKit.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people