Multi-platform WYSIWYG ebook editor designed to edit books in ePub format.
Sigil is a free and open source editor for the EPUB format. It is designed for easy, WYSIWYG editing of EPUB files and for converting other formats to EPUB. It also provides features for advanced users, like direct XHTML, CSS and XPGT editing. You can use it to add any of the metadata entries supported by the EPUB specification and create a hierarchical Table of Contents.
The editor works on all three major platforms: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
Sigil is a work in progress, and as such is still missing many features. If you have the programming skills, you can directly contribute to its development. Even if you don’t, just using Sigil and reporting any bugs or missing features on the issue tracker will go a long way towards making it a better application for everyone.
Sigil provides an advanced editing environment for EPUB books. The main user interface (UI) is built around a tabbed central editing view-space and a Book Browser to the left. You double-click files in the Book Browser with your mouse, and an editing (or display) tab is added to the main pane. These tabs can then be closed, reordered or opened again.
Sigil presents a file-focused editing environment. You can open every XHTML file and edit it in a WYSIWYG manner in the Book View, or edit the code directly in the Code View. You can edit the CSS, XPGT and other files, and view the images one by one.
To add and edit that special information like the Table of Contents and the metadata, Sigil presents you with purpose-built editors. You can access them through the Tools menu. Everything you enter in them is saved and exported when the resource files are bundled together and the EPUB book is built. When you open the resulting EPUB file in some RS, it will be displayed as a paged book.
- 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
- 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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Sigil is periodically updated by our editors team but sometimes you may find out that software informations are outdated, please note that the publisher of Sigil can update the software without notifying us. Current version of Sigil is 0.8.4.
Note: Soft-Go doesn't provide any form of technical support regarding Sigil, however, you may find answer to your problem by reading user reviews or directly contacting Strahinja Markovic which's the publisher/developer of this software.
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