The Scroll-based EPUB Reader for OS X

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

Key Features


Murasaki is a scroll-based reader like usual web browers, not a page flip-based reader like iBooks.


(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.

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.


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.


You can search a word that is contained in a EPUB.


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