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Sigil 0.9.8      

Size:   46.15MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Visit Website | More Programs

Release Date:   2017-03-22

Submit Date:   2017-03-22

OS:  Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Downloads:   11337

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10


USER RATING

4.14

(7 Votes)

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Software Product Description

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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
  • 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
  • Bugs :)
  • And a lot more...

USER REVIEWS

"Sigil 0.6 A worthy eBook program"

Reviewer: -Al0011235813

Review Date: 2012-11-28

Pros: Can create (high-quality) ePub files Can validate the file with the in-built validator and the W3C CSS validator Can open HTML and TXT files as well Code view Open source

Cons: Difficult learning curve Finding Linux binaries can prove a pain No MOBI output (use Calibre for conversion)

Other Thoughts: Sigil is a powerful tool that has a wide variety of features, including spell-checking, the ability to view (and edit) the HTML code, support for ePub and a nice GUI.
However, you will need at least a basic understanding of HTML and CSS to make full use of it. It also requires conversion for Amazon kindle, and you have to look for a repository for your distro. Still, it's good overall, and is progressing rapidly.

The only other thing is that it is a FORMATTING program, so actually WRITING on it isn't a very pleasant experience.

4.14

Average Rating

(7 Votes)

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