Hop Studios

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Download v2.4

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2


If an item is crossed out, it might be untested, not applicable or incompatible. Contact the developer to be sure.

  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



Mountee allows you to access your ExpressionEngine templates as Finder files, so you can work uninterrupted in your favourite app - changing template attributes, creating re-usable template groups and more.

All Hop Studios add-ons are now sold through the ExpressionEngine add-on store. Please go there for the latest versions.

Now Works with EE 2.8 and EE 2.9

We still support EE1 sites, and we’re committed to keeping this tool healthy and useful for the latest versions, too.

Use Your Favourite Tools

Everyone has their favourite Mac apps, so why be limited to creating templates in ExpressionEngine’s <textarea>? Mountee allows you to access your templates as Finder files, so you can work uninterrupted in your favourite app.

Work With Files & Folders

Creating a new template or template group is as easy as creating a new file or folder. Develop your own set of re-usable templates and groups, then simply drag them into your Mountee drive to kick-start your next project.

Snippets and Global Variables

Your site’s snippets and global variables are also loaded as files, so they can be created, edited and deleted without leaving your code editor.

Don’t Let The Control Panel Disrupt Your Workflow

Even with ExpressionEngine’s file syncing feature, creating files and changing file settings requires logging in and out repeatedly. With Mountee’s File Preferences panel you can control template attributes – like caching and PHP processing – directly from your editor app of choice.

Mountee Works Behind The Scenes

Mountee knows ExpressionEngine. When you save a template, Mountee will clear the cache and save a revision if necessary. If you drag a template from one site to another, PHP and caching settings transfer over seamlessly.


Mountee 2’s amazing features include:

  • Favourites — Save all of your ExpressionEngine sites to Mountee.
  • Connect to multiple EE sites — drag templates from a dev to live site.
  • Automatic login — access the Control Panel quickly with this new feature.

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This entry was created November 3, 2010, 11:59 am.
This entry was last updated April 18, 2023, 5:08 pm.

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34 Reviews:

Rick Lecoat 10.30.14

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I’m delighted to see that Hop Studios have taken over Mountee and that it’s back in operation for EE2.8 and 2.9. The only reservation that I have is the new pricing model. Originally $59 for unlimited use, it’s now $39 + $29 per additional site. That feels like quite a price hike.

Kanna 10.20.14

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Looks like a great tool, but it does not seem to work when /system is not web accessible.. Has anyone got it to work with admin.php?

Loughlin 05.13.14

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GUTTED mountee development has halted.  This was an amazing tool.  Padriagh agus John, Mountee bhí dochreidte, go raibh maith agat as do chuid oibre ar fad ar é!

elsmore 05.12.14

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Mountee was awesome, but it is no longer! I do hope something crops up to take its place. This really did make life easier…

Greg Wineman 05.01.14

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This module was a game changer… I Love it. But 3 Stars because of the recent lack of support. As another reviewer stated, the last version doesn’t work with EE 2.8+. I’ve contacted the developers several times with no response. Does anyone have an update or an alternative solution?

jwurmitzer 03.26.14

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Please note current version 2.6.1(111) doe not work with EE 2.8+. The developers are aware of that and apparently are working on a solution.

Tom Spetter 11.10.12

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The only thing that sucks about this, is the fact I did not find this app sooner. I was searching for something with syntax highlighting, with Mountee, I can use my fav text editor with my fav CMS. This is fabulous!

monkeydo 05.24.12

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While there are occasionally connectivity issues and invisible failures while saving files, I would never work without Mountee.

Fantastic, and worth every penny.

Darren 05.15.12

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An invaluable ExpressionEngine tool! Check out my post about it!

bobmarteal 02.06.12

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Mountee + Coda = Dreamy! Elegant, fast wonderful way to deal with the soup that can be EE templates.

Tyssen 02.01.12

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Been using it for a while and love it. Got some excellent support from Padraig recently when it stopped working due to a problem with my MacFuse installation.

pixelflipper 02.01.12

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Super fast and convenient. I use it with Textmate and save everything as a Project. I find it especially useful for some sites I work on that are behind a VPN and can only FTP via LogMeIn.

bici 02.01.12

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Hooked on Mountee. can’t go back to the tiny edit window after the freedom of Mountee.

Mountee: The App that always Gets It!

spotd 01.13.12

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Switched to mac 2 years ago. Ditched Dreamweaver recently. Now Coda and Mountee really have simplified my workflow. Great Add-on, especially for copying code across Multiple managed sites! Thank you guys.

Adam Khan 01.09.12

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Of all the features, what stands out humungously is: speed. Mountee loads projects into TextMate and saves files *so* much faster than my previous methods, ExpanDrive and then Transmit 4. Plus a single purchase of the app can be used for any number of sites, so it’s a must for pros.

Portnull 11.28.11

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i really don’t know how one could live without mountee. if you have more than one eecms site make sure to buy. this. now.

Tattoodle 08.18.11

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Simple, Elegant and it works!
Don’t know how i worked without it for so long!

Steven Grant 06.28.11

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I usually save templates as files but I’ve had need recently to use Mountee as I didn’t have FTP access outwith the network.

Works like a charm. Considering making it part of my workflow.

Blend IMC 06.07.11

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I love this Add-on. It has probably improved my EE workflow more than anything else. It is definitely worth every penny.

Karl Bowers 06.01.11

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If you are a MAC OSX user then *** you must *** get Mountee! I use it with Coda and have installed the supplied plug-ins. Absolutely fantastic stuff

belarga 05.30.11

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I add my voice to all in this list who have a great impression. They have great service and support. I’m just hoping that someday they give a look at MojoMotor and make a version for that CMS.

PutYourLightsOn 05.06.11

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Mountee makes development quicker and easier and has become an essential part of my development in EE. Highly recommended!!

pageaffairs 04.16.11

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Like others, I love the workflow Mountee allows. And like Thomas, it’s given me a reason to try Coda again.

davidfwall 04.14.11

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From day one this has become a core part of my workflow. Very easy to set up and use. If you are developing for ExpressionEngine, this is a totally essential application. Worth every penny of the very reasonable price.

Alli B 03.23.11

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Using Mountee has revolutionised how I develop EE sites. The new version is a massive step up and makes it an addon essential.

firstbasedesign 03.14.11

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Great app for using with EE, really a no-brainer if you develop with EE on a regular basis. I use this with Espresso, and it just makes everything so much more streamlined when developing an EE site. A real must-have!! Could be a wee bit cheaper on price though ;)

David G 03.04.11

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Love, love, love this addon! So much easier than having to visit the Templates area to create a new template. This way I can create a template anytime, anywhere – even drag n drop files around.

I do wish it had a way to save multiple logins.

TVC Church 01.27.11

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I’ve not got round to using it fully yet, but wanted to give a big shout out for the support. I had an install problem (nothing to do with the App, all to do with my http authentication) and it was sorted super prompt with great service. Filled me with confidence straight away! Thank you.

Stuart McCoy 01.27.11

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I love Mountee but I give it only 4 stars because it does not support OSX.5.  MacFUSE, the technology behind Mountee works on Leopard just fine so why not support OSX.5 and higher?

Thomas Boelskifte 12.19.10

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Mountee has totally revolutionized the way I develop & maintain my sites, and encouraged me to move them all from RapidWeaver/WordPress to EE2, it’s just that amazing!

+I had almost ditched Coda, witch I LOVE, since EE support was lackluster at best, but with the free Dev Pack Coda ROCKS with EE!

Jon @ Hanno 12.16.10

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A huge timesaver!  The guys are very on top of feature and support requests and while it’s not absolutely perfect yet, it’s more than capable and looks like it’ll get even better in the future.  Highly recommended!

prendio2 11.12.10

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This has made development of my EE sites far more efficient. Started a new project this morning and I had it up and running in no time. Must-have if you’re regularly working with EE.

kscotbarr 11.08.10

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Love being able to work in Coda without saving me templates as files! Has been working great for me, and is a huge productivity booster.

Big Steve 11.06.10

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Works as described, first time.  A great productivity booster!