I've seen it today. I, like many others use a text editor for HTML coding. Every now and then I keep wondering if a WYSIWYG tool wouldn't speed up my workflow though. At least for quick layouts / basic structure, an app like this, somehow minimalist, could be just the right tool. I bought it, on impulse.
I like it has an user created objects/snippet templates library – which can prove highly useful (I guess there are other tools who have this, I'm seeing this for this time, though :) It also has a quick mobile devices preview. Also, a source code panel, but view only mode :/ – hope it's included in the product roadmap.
While reading the HN article I also stumbled over Pingendo (free, online demo here) – it has a similar feature set as Bootstrap Studio, including Bootstrap classes. This one has html and css/less code editor.
Then I found Pinegrow which supports Foundation and! WordPress - but it's a tad more expensive.
Choices, choices :/
I'm thinking about getting this, especially since it is 50% - however I would be very happy if other users could share their experiences and the pro & cons of Bootstrap Studio.
Btw: I'm also using webflow, which is great but very limited when it comes to flexibility. How well does bootstrap studio in terms of extending it with additional JS plugins, etc ?
Or is it just useful for initial page structuring and mock-ups ?
I would say it still has a way to go before it becomes a full-fledged IDE for making web sites. Bootstrap obviously includes a lot of the JS you would need to do some things but it doesn't have a built-in way to include other extensions, etc.
The updates to Bootstrap Studio have been very good and the momentum is there. It is likely worth the investment of just $25 to see how you would use it and watch it improve.