Sigil
Sigil
1.1.0

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Sigil

1.1.0
07 February 2020

WYSIWYG e-book editor for the ePub format.

Overview

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

What's new in Sigil

Version 1.1.0:
New features:
  • Added Support for Dark Mode for Windows, Linux and macOSX
  • Added new icons that work well under both Light and Dark modes
  • Added ability to use Dark Mode for Preview (controlled by Preferences)
  • Added Zoom Keys Ctrl +/- support to the Inspector (for improved Accessibility)
  • Added support for a second Clip bar with up to 20 additional clips
  • Select Special Character Dialog now support scrollbars
  • Guide and Nav titles are now translated into ebook language (if translations available)
  • All Report Names have been shortened to allow larger font sizes for better Accessibility
  • Added improved contrast icons
  • Completely reworked all Sigil Preference Dialogs to make them more screen/user friendly
  • Added support for controlling Windows/Linux HighDPI settings
  • Clips from the Clips QDockwidget window can now be used in CSS Tabs as well
  • The plugin interface has been extended to show current colorMode and primary colors
Bug fixes:
  • Replaced deprecated QSignalMapper code with QActionGroups throughout Sigil’s code base (still more work to do there)
  • Fixed bug in "open-with" on macOSX that did not allow .app files to be selected
  • Soft hyphens characters are now handled properly by Spellchecking [PR from BeckyEbook]
  • Fixed bug in ‘split at cursor" that created extra empty pages
  • Fix bug in Insert Files from Disk
  • Fixed same thread re-entrancy issues with tab creation / deletion code due to Qt signal/slot handling
  • Fixed source code typos [PR from luzpaz]
  • Fixed incorrect number of "times used" in Image Reports
  • Fixed plugin font_iter() code to properly handle new Iana.org font media types
  • Broken links are no longer changed during ImportHTML (Add Existing…) operations
  • Cover svg image "vh" "vw" fixup code now properly handles empty headers on cover page
  • GetBookpathByPathEnd() will now work properly and thereby better handle detection of file name conflicts during imports
  • Better handle file name info from Validation plugins
  • Inserting Links now creates proper links for top of page of the same file
  • Fix ImportHTML when creating a new book to properly add an NCX if needed
  • Include official QT backported fixes to Qt 5.12.6 to make it more stable
  • The nav will now properly handle internal links to top of page of the nav itself
  • Harden lxml xml processing with resolve_entities set to false for improved security

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27 Sigil Reviews

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Aargl
26 June 2019

Most helpful

I have used this app only once when Amazon was refusing my book in Calibre's mobi format and it saved my life. :-) I opened with Sigil the epub generated by Calibre and generated the TOC (Tools/Toc/Generate at that time) then I opened the edited epub in Kindle Previewer or kindlegen and converted to mobi. So 5 stars for this invaluable tool!
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Version 0.9.14
Aargl
26 June 2019
I have used this app only once when Amazon was refusing my book in Calibre's mobi format and it saved my life. :-) I opened with Sigil the epub generated by Calibre and generated the TOC (Tools/Toc/Generate at that time) then I opened the edited epub in Kindle Previewer or kindlegen and converted to mobi. So 5 stars for this invaluable tool!
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Version 0.9.14
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udayathomas
udayathomas
23 November 2019
I can't seem to open it even though it says it's compatible with OS X versions 10.9 and greater and I have OS X 10.11.6. Can you help?
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Version 0.9.18
Aargl
Aargl
29 November 2019
Hi! I've just tried to update myself, but on the website it's written "10.12" as a requirement. I've tried all the earlier versions — as they didn't bother saying when they dropped 10.11! :-( — and the last working in 10.11 is 0.9.13, but I haven't tested it. All I can say is that I've successfully used 0.9.2 in the past. Good luck! :-)
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Version 0.9.18
Bipou
20 February 2019
Developer's website does not exist anymore and Sigil is unable to download itself the update.
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Version 0.9.11
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Bipou
Bipou
21 February 2019
Developer's website si back online with a 0.9.12 release.
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anonymous-skink-4586
30 August 2015
Sigil 0.8.7 is out https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/Sigil/releases
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Version 0.8.3
PedantMac
30 December 2014
Velmi dobrá appka, jsem s ní spokojen
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Version 0.8.0
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PedantMac
PedantMac
23 November 2015
Co se tu na MacUpdate děje? Je tady spousta neaktualizovaných aplikací, Sigil má už verzi 0.9
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stefets
18 October 2014
8.01 is out at http://sigildev.blogspot.it A really nice and great application to create or edit epub. My only complaints with these last versions (8.0 and 8.01) is that you can not paste text in the Replace field using key shortcut anymore. It is not a tragedy, but it's not so comfortable activate the control-click menu every time you want paste the replace string in Search and Replace… So before to upgrade take also a backup copy of previous version if it works for you.
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Version 0.8.0
Igor-Freiberger
02 October 2014
Amazing to see a new Sigil release. Thanks!
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Version 0.8.0
Magosilvan
02 October 2014
it doesn't work on Lion
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Version 0.8.0
Bad-Dog
29 May 2014
Great software, unfortunately no longer under active development. See: http://sigildev.blogspot.com I am still using it in Mavericks. I use Calibre also, which is constantly improving as an ebook editor.
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Version 0.7.4
Macfool
25 February 2014
10.8 and up.
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Version 0.7.4
Jazzyguy
25 February 2014
Works Great!
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Version 0.7.4