Sigil
Sigil 0.7.4
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WYSIWYG e-book editor for the ePub format.   Free
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Sigil is a multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format.

Features:
  • Free and open source software under GPLv3
  • Multi-platform: runs on Windows, Linux and Mac
  • Full Unicode support: everything you see in Sigil is in UTF-16
  • Full EPUB spec support
  • WYSIWYG editing
  • Multiple Views: Book View, Code View and Split View
  • Metadata editor with full support for all possible metadata entries (more than 200) with full descriptions for each
  • Table Of Contents editor
What's New
Version 0.7.4:
  • Use numeric entity for non-breaking spaces (nbsp) instead of named entity.
  • Fixes issues where files without a doctype won't open properly.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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Sigil User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Macfool reviewed on 25 Feb 2014
10.8 and up.
[Version 0.7.4]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 25 Feb 2014
Works Great!
[Version 0.7.4]


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FrédéricL8739 reviewed on 10 Jan 2014
The following link explains how to launch softwares like Jutoh or Sigil designed by no-Apple develepors.
And it worked for both!
[Version 0.6.2]

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FrédéricL8739 replied on 10 Jan 2014
oups, here is the link : http://www.jutoh.com/macinstall.htm
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Sojourner4869 commented on 03 Jan 2014
Sigil 0.7.4 is available on the website since October.
[Version 0.6.2]


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PaolaMannaro6384 reviewed on 19 Mar 2013
CANT RUN IT ON MAC 10.6.8 and someone ?? can't be bothered to put the new version of SIGIL on the MACUPDATE page

BOTH versions of SIGIL fail to load with MAC 10.6.8 ( Sigil 6.2 and 7.1 )
[Version 0.6.2]

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Maeric replied on 04 May 2013
I found a recompiled Sigil 6.2 for Mac 10.6.8 here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2332871&postcount=8

Works on my Snow Leopard system.
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PaolaMannaro6384 replied on 04 May 2013
Maeric, big thank you for your kindness. Very helpful.
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Mountabe replied on 05 Jul 2013
Ever hear of 10.8.4? No. Then how did you find this website? Is weather.com down? When a dev says 10.6 support, he or she doesn't actually mean it, they're just giving people the the illusion that they support antiquated software that NOBODY has touched in years so that they look like nice devs to the poors who may have stumbled upon a computer that happens still fire up and run 10.6. I think it's smart business, unless your computer fell out of the back of a truck (yes, yours) and you expect it to work with everything. Besides Mountain Lion (10.8.x), ever hear the phrase, "beggars can't be choosers"?
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+125
Rubaiyat replied on 08 Dec 2013
@Mountabe What's with all the snobby vitriol? Have a bad day in the dumster?

Thanks be to Apple, a Mac doesn't have to be all that old to not run Mountain Lion.
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+5

Trzebinik reviewed on 15 Jan 2013
Easy to use, epub editor but only epub
[Version 0.6.2]

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PaolaMannaro6384 replied on 19 Mar 2013
Know a tool that does EPUB AND MOBI AND works on MAC OSX 10.6.x ?
burypromote
+1

+5
Trzebinik replied on 19 Mar 2013
Jutoh
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PaolaMannaro6384 replied on 19 Mar 2013
Thx ( for Jutoh )
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+229
bbw7 replied on 17 May 2013
@PaolaMannaro6384,

Calibre
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+1

+7

Dedalus271 reviewed on 31 Dec 2012
I have to test it better, but using it with OS X 10.8.2, it works fine and I don't get any crash.
[Version 0.6.2]

1 Reply

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PaolaMannaro6384 replied on 19 Mar 2013
DEFINITELY crashes with MAC 10.6.8
I've tried two versions of SIGIL 6.2 AND 7.1
They both fail to load. Have sent crash report to the 2 developers. I think the solution is to find another editor, cos nobody's gonna make this backward compatible :-(

Anyway, let's wait and see. Maybe the developers are nice guys. :-)
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onlyuser reviewed on 09 Dec 2012
Yes, it crashes at start up on my mini with OSX 10.7.5.
[Version 0.6.2]


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JCH2 commented on 08 Dec 2012
Actually, 0.6.2 is out, but hold off. More and more people are reporting that it crashes on start up in OSX. Someone really needs to catch up on this listing at MacUpdate.
[Version 0.5.3]

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+1

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Mdewakanton replied on 09 Dec 2012
Actually system requirements need to be updated. On Sigil's forums the developer states that official releases won't work on 10.6.8:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198756

In this thread you can find a 0.6.2 version compiled for 10.5 and later (post #8). Working fine for me on 10.6.8.
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+18

Eelco Deuling reviewed on 06 Nov 2012
Sigil 0.6 is out for some time and this version allows to switch HTMLTidy of so (at last!) it is possible to insert html5 tags (like video and audio).
Sigil is better for epub creation (by hand) than Calibre because it does not insert it's own css.
At the moment this is the best software available: I have tried Jutoh, but development seems to have stopped (and the interface is ...not standard - to say the least!) and conversion utilities like eCub (and Calibre), Legend Maker, eBookBinder, MePub and a lot of Python scripts (I even wrote one myself) but none is as easy to use as Sigil.
So: at this moment this is the best option available - even as it is slow on saving projects because it uses an already packed epub file format. Recommended!
[Version 0.5.3]


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+2
Roro01 had trouble on 27 Jun 2010
Why does this application put a hidden folder named .Sigil in the Home directory? I've downloaded version 0.2.3 from the developer site.
[Version 0.1.8]

1 Reply

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Pizzacake replied on 01 Oct 2010
It's how unix/linux apps store their temporary data and configuration/preferences. They are normally hidden in the Finder. OS X is unix based but Apple made a design choice to put preferences/configuration and any temporary data in your Library folder under application support or preferences for ease of use reasons I imagine.

+15

Quiiick rated on 07 Mar 2014

[Version 0.7.4]



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Quiiick rated on 12 Feb 2013

[Version 0.6.2]



mckryak-user rated on 09 Dec 2012

[Version 0.6.2]



Lucian Cmorej rated on 04 Oct 2012

[Version 0.5.3]


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Sigil is a multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format.

Features:
  • Free and open source software under GPLv3
  • Multi-platform: runs on Windows, Linux and Mac
  • Full Unicode support: everything you see in Sigil is in UTF-16
  • Full EPUB spec support
  • WYSIWYG editing
  • Multiple Views: Book View, Code View and Split View
  • Metadata editor with full support for all possible metadata entries (more than 200) with full descriptions for each
  • Table Of Contents editor
  • Multi-level TOC support
  • Book View fully supports the display of any XHTML document possible under the OPS spec
  • SVG support
  • Basic XPGT support
  • Advanced automatic conversion of all imported documents to Unicode
  • Currently imports TXT, HTML and EPUB files; more will be added with time
  • Currently exports EPUB and SGF (Sigil native format); more will be added with time
  • Embedded HTML Tidy; all imported documents are thoroughly cleaned; changing views cleans the document so no matter how much you screw up your code, it will fix it (usually)
  • An actually usable user interface
  • Native C++ application


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