Murasaki - EPUB Reader 4+


    • 3.6 • 7 Ratings
    • $7.99



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 plug-ins
You can Spotlight-search and preview EPUBs.

What’s New

Version 2.4.1

- Support only macOS 12 later
- Add Spotlight/Quick Look plug-ins again

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Greg Shenaut ,

Good book reader

I've tried several other book readers and this is the one I prefer. It's got a very straightforward interface and it does the job. I read normally in iBooks, but there are times when I don't want to import a book into iBooks, so I need a simpler reader. For me, it's Murasaki: I've made it the default app for .epub, for example.

Good job.

Gorgeous Val ,


I use it daily to read ePub files. Stable and simple. Flexible as far as different formats and view. Search works in app and in OSX finder with an added extension to search for text in the file, like a PDF.
My favorite is that the user can both scroll through a chapter like a browser, and arrow navigate to other chapters.
Buy the Pro version, it’s worth it.

SydneyCarton ,

Bit pricey but works well

I tried a few different ebook readers--one left artefacts on my screen, one required I sign in and failed with an unintelligible error. This one works and displays the pages of my book nicely. I feel it's a bit pricey but once in a while it's worth it to pay a bit for something that just shuts up and works. Thanks for making this simple task seamless, Murasaki.

App Privacy

The developer, Genji, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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