Sigil
Sigil
0.9.14

3.4

Sigil

Sigil

0.9.1426 June 2019

WYSIWYG e-book editor for the ePub format.

Sigil
Free
26 June 2019

3.4

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Sigil

Sigil

0.9.1426 June 2019

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 0.9.14:
Bug Fixes:
  • Flush all changes to disk before creating a Report so that files sizes are correct
  • Stop writing python bytecode to Program Files on Windows
  • Remember cover semantics if cover image replaced by Add Existing...
  • Fix issues with the Plugin Framework documentation epub
  • More memory leaks plugged
  • Minor code cleanups
New Features:
  • Updated to Qt 5.12.3 with Annulen Webkit 5.212 with extra QtCursor memory leak fixes
  • Updated to Python 3.7.2
  • Updated build docs for macOS, Linux and Windows
  • Build system now uses GNUInstallDirs to determine the best installation libdir on Linux
  • Updated desktop integration for Linux
  • Reduce PCRE cache size to help lower memory footprint
  • Improve mapping of hunspell dictionary names to actual language names (thanks BeckyDTP)
  • Add warning during import if unmanifested files exist in the epub zip archive
  • No longer requires use of non-breaking space entities (or any entities at all!)
  • Special spaces are now visisble via syntax highlighting in CodeView
  • Dropping epubs on Sigil.app no longer opens an extra empty epub on macOS
  • Reload Preview only when needed to help prevent screen flicker and lower memory use
  • Enabled Windows automated builds using Apppveyor
  • Windows releases now compiled with Visual Studio 2017
  • Characters in HTML files report now uses gumbo for speed
  • Allow user's custom plugin icons to survive a plugin update

Requirements for Sigil

  • OS X 10.9.5 or later

32 Reviews

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27 June 2010

Most helpful

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.
Like (2)
Version 0.1.8
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
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
1 answer(s)
Bipou
21 February 2019
Developer's website si back online with a 0.9.12 release.
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19 January 2019
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Version 0.9.10
30 August 2015
Sigil 0.8.7 is out https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/Sigil/releases
Like (1)
Version 0.8.3
30 December 2014
Velmi dobrá appka, jsem s ní spokojen
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Version 0.8.0
1 answer(s)
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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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
02 October 2014
Amazing to see a new Sigil release. Thanks!
Like
Version 0.8.0
02 October 2014
it doesn't work on Lion
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Version 0.8.0
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
07 March 2014
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Version 0.7.4
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3.4

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32 Reviews

Rate this app:

27 June 2010

Most helpful

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.
Like (2)
Version 0.1.8
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!
Like
Version 0.9.14
20 February 2019
Developer's website does not exist anymore and Sigil is unable to download itself the update.
Like
Version 0.9.11
1 answer(s)
Bipou
21 February 2019
Developer's website si back online with a 0.9.12 release.
Like
19 January 2019
Like
Version 0.9.10
30 August 2015
Sigil 0.8.7 is out https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/Sigil/releases
Like (1)
Version 0.8.3
30 December 2014
Velmi dobrá appka, jsem s ní spokojen
Like
Version 0.8.0
1 answer(s)
PedantMac
23 November 2015
Co se tu na MacUpdate děje? Je tady spousta neaktualizovaných aplikací, Sigil má už verzi 0.9
Like
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.
Like
Version 0.8.0
02 October 2014
Amazing to see a new Sigil release. Thanks!
Like
Version 0.8.0
02 October 2014
it doesn't work on Lion
Like
Version 0.8.0
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.
Like
Version 0.7.4
07 March 2014
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Version 0.7.4