Anvil Manages Local Website Development From Your Menubar

Mac: When you're working on a few websites, keeping track of them all gets a little tedious — especially when they can't all be kept in the same location. Anvil sticks all your projects in the menubar and associates them with a .dev URL for easy access.

To use Anvil, you simply click the icon in your menubar and add any directory containing a static HTML site or Rack app. Although Anvil can't natively handle PHP sites (which is a big downside for me), there is a workaround. Any site you add is given a .dev URL (, so you can get to it easily in your browser without dealing with file:// URLs or configuring anything tedious in the command line.

It won't work for every kind of web developer, but if it supports the technologies you use it's a great little bit of added convenience.

Anvil (Free) [via One Thing Well]


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