Sigil
Sigil
1.3.0

5.0

Sigil free download for Mac

Sigil1.3.0

27 July 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 1.3.0:
New Features:
  • Added FontTab to show a specific font by double-clicking in BookBrowser
  • Added Index Toolbar
  • Windows/macOS release build updated to Qt 5.12.9 with added bug fixes
  • Windows/macOS release build updated to Python 3.8.3
  • Added increased protection against evil epubs manipulating file: urls
  • Changes to support building with Visual Studio 2019 on Windows
  • Improved Windows Installer and handling of C++ runtime libraries
  • Updated Build instructions for MacOS, Windows, and Linux
Bug Fixes:
  • Reorganized the source code to add a Widgets folder to reduce code duplication
  • Fixed spelling mistakes in MetaEditor user interface and xmlsanitycheck error messages
  • Fixed mistakes handling font files (and other files) whose names start with a "." on macOS/Linux
  • Improved embedded python error messages
  • Improved some error messages on epub load
  • Fix TabConnections to properly handle the new FontTab tabs
  • grew Preferences Colour widths to better handle non-English colour names (Thanks BeckyEbook)
  • Fixed bug in handling missing local links when using Add Existing ...
  • Removed all python2 remanants from the Sigil plugin and pythonlib code
  • If "Mend on Open" set, better handle import of huge file of of run-on lines
  • Bug fix for css url updating
  • Fix bug that prevented css updates from being shown in Preview without reload
  • Fix gcc8 build warnings where possible
  • Prevent BookBrowser's Rename and RERename from using URI delimiters ("#",etc) in file names

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How would you rate Sigil app?

27 Reviews of Sigil

5
Aargl
26 June 2019
Version: 0.9.14

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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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5
Aargl
26 June 2019
Version: 0.9.14
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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Bipou
20 February 2019
Version: 0.9.11
Developer's website does not exist anymore and Sigil is unable to download itself the update.
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anonymous-skink-4586
30 August 2015
Version: 0.8.3
Sigil 0.8.7 is out https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/Sigil/releases
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4.5
PedantMac
30 December 2014
Version: 0.8.0
Velmi dobrá appka, jsem s ní spokojen
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stefets
18 October 2014
Version: 0.8.0
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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4.5
Igor-Freiberger
02 October 2014
Version: 0.8.0
Amazing to see a new Sigil release. Thanks!
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0.5
Magosilvan
02 October 2014
Version: 0.8.0
it doesn't work on Lion
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Bad-Dog
29 May 2014
Version: 0.7.4
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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4
Macfool
25 February 2014
Version: 0.7.4
10.8 and up.
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5
Jazzyguy
25 February 2014
Version: 0.7.4
Works Great!
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3.5
FrédéricL8739
10 January 2014
Version: 0.6.2
The following link explains how to launch softwares like Jutoh or Sigil designed by no-Apple develepors. And it worked for both!
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Sojourner0001
03 January 2014
Version: 0.6.2
Sigil 0.7.4 is available on the website since October.
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0.5
PaolaMannaro6384
19 March 2013
Version: 0.6.2
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 )
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5
Trzebinik
15 January 2013
Version: 0.6.2
Easy to use, epub editor but only epub
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3.5
Dedalus271
31 December 2012
Version: 0.6.2
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.
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onlyuser
09 December 2012
Version: 0.6.2
Yes, it crashes at start up on my mini with OSX 10.7.5.
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anonymous-dingo-653
08 December 2012
Version: 0.5.3
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.
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Eelco-Deuling
06 November 2012
Version: 0.5.3
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!
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anonymous-dingo-653
30 August 2012
Version: 0.5.3
Just a quick update for anyone still around. The Sigil team are working hard toward the release of 0.6.0, which should have interface improvements as well as many upgrades to code. If you're looking for a pure Mac interface, don't bother; Sigil is intended to be crossplatform so that it looks an operates the same in all OSes. That being said, I've seen glimpses of the new interface, and I think some complaints should be layed to rest in that area.
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Vinkri
08 April 2012
Version: 0.5.3
If you want to create epub ebooks, Sigil is a very good tool: you'll get state of the art, clean epub files. Of course, it looks like a Windows software: anti ergonomic and for geeks only. But hey, it works, and it's free.
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Scottyo
25 March 2012
Version: 0.5.3
Note that 0.4.2 appears to be the last 32-bit version. 0.4.2 appears to be Intel-only, not PPC. All the 5.x versions appear to require Intel 64-bit.
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Ythara
24 March 2012
Version: 0.4.2
The developer's website has version 0.5.3.
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SickTeddyBear
26 March 2011
Version: 0.1.8
This listing is still outdated, even though the program is in active development: Latest Beta http://sigil.googlecode.com/files/Sigil-0.4.0%CE%B23-Mac-Package.dmg Latest Stable http://sigil.googlecode.com/files/Sigil-0.3.4-Mac-Package.dmg Last PowerPC Compatible Version http://sigil.googlecode.com/files/Sigil-0.2.4-Mac-Package.dmg
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3.5
Max-Roach
26 February 2011
Version: 0.1.8
Version 0.3.4 is not slow on my iMac. It is the best app to build I have tested these few days. Making very good and standard compliant code. It is useful to use it with a text editor as helper, like BBEdit or TextWrangler for instance. BBEdit is preferred because it can deliver and validate good code andTextWrangler is the light version of the soft. I'd like a better integration of Sigil with Mac OS guidelines but it's still a good app and it can progress a lot.
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Alamak
05 February 2011
Version: 0.1.8
A very basic ePub editor. Extremely slow, however, and completely unresponsive (color wheel) during major replace operations. (And replacing misrepresented characters and typos is my main use of this utility.) OK, it is still v. 0.1.8, but this is not a very helpful one. Still has to get much faster and more responsive.
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B-Zhach
15 December 2010
Version: 0.1.8
actually the developer site has sigil-0.3.2 of Nov 24, 2010 as most recent version. I have not used it much, but it did the job.
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Roro01
27 June 2010
Version: 0.1.8
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.
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