2.3 24 Apr 2015

Epub ebook reader.


Developer website: Genji

Murasaki is an EPUB reader application that has simple user interfaces and various features (CANNOT open DRM-encrypted EPUBs)

Key Features:
  • Scrolling - Murasaki is a scroll-based reader like usual web browers, not a page flip-based reader like iBooks.
  • Pagination View Mode (horizontal writing mode only) - Murasaki supports the pagination view mode. This is a hybrid view mode which has both a free scrolling and a snapping to column (horizontal writing mode only).
  • Swipe Navigation - Murasaki supports two-finger swipe gesture to move between contents (Mac OS X 10.7+). To read through an EPUB, use scroll and swipe gestures on trackpad.
  • Multi Windows - Murasaki can open different EPUBs in multiple windows. Moreover Murasaki can open different parts of one EPUB in multiple windows at once.
  • Popover - By opening a link in a popover, you can check a related page, footnote, and so on quickly without moving page (Mac OS X 10.7+).
  • Image Panel - By opening images in panels, you can read through text with reference to these images.
  • Searching - You can search a word that is contained in a EPUB.
  • Bookmarking - You can bookmark, and can refer these pages later.
  • Full Screen - By entering full screen mode, you can view the EPUB contents in full screen (Mac OS X 10.7+).
  • User Style Sheet - Murasaki can apply user style sheets.
  • Popover Dictionary - You can look up a word in popover dictionary.
  • Spotlight / Quick Look - Murasaki includes Spotlight and Quick Look plug-ins for EPUB. You can search and preview EPUBs in Finder

What's New

Version 2.3:
  • Implemented a sidebar context menu. To show it, right-click or control-click at sidebar.
  • You can open a section in new window from sidebar
  • You can expand/collapse all sections of sidebar
  • Implemented a Combined Contents Window. To open it, choose "File" -> "Combine All Contents and Open in Window"
  • You can select, copy, print all contents within an EPUB at once
  • Improved Spotlight / Quick Look plugins.
  • Spotlight plugin stores EPUB specification version.
  • Spotlight plugin show metadata of EPUB to Finder's "Get Info" panel.
  • Quick Look plugin is improved quality.


  • OS X 10.6 or later


Current Version (2.x)


Version Downloads
Home Personal / eBooks
24 Apr 2015
Intel 64 / OS X