BlueGriffon® has a long list of famous
ancestors and proudly inherits from all of them: Netscape®,
Mozilla® Composer and Nvu. It is powered by Gecko, the same
rendering engine you can find at the heart of Firefox®, and
is filled with tons of powerful features:
Native standalone Windows, MacOS X and Linux app
Black and Light themes
html 5 (html) including audio, video and forms
html 5 (xml) including audio, video and forms
copy/paste between all flavors of html
CSS 3 including 2D and 3D Transformations, Transitions, Shadows,
Columns, Font Features and more
Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0
Opquast® Accessibility First Step
Editable source view
Editable @media print view
User Interface in 20 languages
Modifyable menu and button keyboard shortcuts
Style Properties panel
DOM Explorer panel
Script Editor panel
Stylesheets Manager panel
Table of Contents
FontSquirrel font manager
Google Fonts font manager
full metadata editing support for EPUB 2, 3 and 3.1
copy/paste between EPUB and all flavors of html
CSS Editor Pro with Media Queries, CSS Variables and even a
visual CSS Selector editor!
Table Layout Manager with 44 predefined layouts, all strictly
Toolkit Manager for one-click insertion of multiple
MathML Editor panel (based on ASCIIMathML)
Code Snippets panel
One-Click Templates Manager with ~2,500 free templates
EyeDropper, a colorpicker allowing to select a color from
anywhere on screen(s) (Windows and Linux only)
PUTter, to publish a document and the local resources attached
to that document through HTTP PUT
Word count warnings
BlueGriffon® is used by millions of users around the
world, including Universities, Governments and even the European
Parliament. It is officially recommended by the French Government as the
Web Authoring Tool for the French Administration in its effort to rely
on and promote Free Software (Socle Interministériel de Logiciels
English (USA), Čeština,
Deutsch, Español (Castellano), Suomi, Français (France), Galego,
עברית, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Русский,
Slovenščina, Svenska,中文 (简化字), 中文 (繁體字), Magyar, српски.
We are sorry but we don't support versions of Windows older than
Windows 7, versions of OS X older than 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and the only
Linux distribution we officially support is Ubuntu. BlueGriffon®
may run on older and other operating systems but we won't accept any bug
report on those systems if it doesn't.
One license of BlueGriffon®
is for a single user on a single computer.
If you have a discount code,
you'll be able to use it clicking on the "Get a code?" text in the
Shopping Cart panel.
After purchase, you will receive from us a very important
message by email so please make sure your antispam allows emails from email@example.com
before purchase. The message contains a download link to the User's
Manual, a Transaction ID and a License Key. You will need both
the Transaction ID and the License Key to activate your license of
BlueGriffon® through the Preferences panel of the
application. Please make sure to backup the message you received from
IMPORTANT: If you buy multiple
licenses of the same type (Basic or EPUB) from the same shopping cart,
you will receive one single license key and one transaction ID; they are
valid for all your users. If you absolutely need multiple license keys,
please buy them one by one. Thanks.
You can always de-activate an already activated license
to switch user/computer.
Purchases are processed by our partner SendOwl and
through Stripe or PayPal. PayPal lets you pay using your PayPal account
if you have one or all major credit/debit cards if you don't.
Customers in Turkey: PayPal recently ceased operations in
your country, please contact
us directly if you hit issues purchasing our product.
Volume (>= 10) and OEM discounts available, please contact
To upgrade a Basic License to a EPUB License, please contact
We sell our User's Manual because selling it allows us to
keep improving BlueGriffon, a software that is and will remain Open
Source. Please note that buyers of BlueGriffon licenses get the User's
Manual for free with their purchase. Please note the manual is not open
source or redistributable.
This manual is delivered in PDF format (with hyperlinks),
has more than a hundred pages and is in english. Warning, this is the
User's Manual for BlueGriffon, not a HTML, CSS or EPUB tutorial. The
most complex CSS features of BlueGriffon will be explained in the
Manual, but we won't explain there in details how works for instance the
font-family CSS property...
Purchasers of this Manual will receive free updates of
the Manual for life, all updates, minor or major, following the
evolution of the editor BlueGriffon itself.
Please file all bugs, suggestions and
requests in our Bugzilla.
Product is "BlueGriffon", please
write in english.
Can I pay in US$ or another currency than Euros ?
PayPal will automatically convert our prices in Euros to a price in
the currency your PayPal account is using.
They're our Shopping Basket processor. We used to use e-junkie (a
weird name for a business, right?) but recently moved to SendOwl.
What are the "Taxes" I see when I order the product?
It's VAT and it's only added to purchases made by european
individuals and companies. That's absolutely mandatory, since we're
also based in Europe. Nothing we can do about it, sorry.
It does not apply to customers outside of the European Union.
Since the 1st of January 2015, European VAT is based on the
location of the buyer, not the seller's. That's why the VAT rate
applied to our products for two customers based in two different
european countries can differ. That's a EU Directive and there's
nothing we can do about it. That's also why we don't show the price
with VAT before you select your country of residence during
I purchased a license and all I got is a link to the User's Manual,
a license key and a transaction ID, no software ?
That's totally normal. BlueGriffon® is a free
download. Install it and enter your license information
through the Preferences panel.
What happened to the Add-ons? What happens if I still use a version
of BlueGriffon with add-ons?
Our previous line of add-ons was discontinued and add-ons made for
versions of BlueGriffon older than 2.0 will NOT work with this
version 2.2... It is then HIGHLY recommended to delete your pre-2.0
profile that is in ~/Library/Application\ Support/BlueGriffon
on OSX, AppData/Roaming/Disruptive\ Innovations\ SARL
on Windows and ~/.disruptive\ innovations\ sarl on
Linux) OR, even better, create another profile (see the User's
I lost my license key and/or transaction ID or I can't activate my
license, can you help ?
Yes. Please contact us by email and be
ready to answer some questions before we send you back your
credentials. If you could provide us with your Transaction ID, that
will save some time and emails.
What's the difference between BlueGriffon and BlueGriffon EPUB
The Web editor and the EPUB editor used to be two different
products. We merged the two products into one starting with version
How will you notify us about future versions?
BlueGriffon® makes a very simple call home when you
launch it to check if a new version is available. An alert will show
up if that's the case. You can tweak this behavior in the Updates
section of the Preferences panel.
Let's state it very clearly: the only data we store about
BlueGriffon® and coming from you (besides your purchase
order itself) are of two kinds:
When the application activates or verifies a license, it sends
us your license information and an application ID. Nothing more.
We don't store these calls at all. Never.
When it checks if a new version is available, it sends us the
date of the request, the version of BlueGriffon you're currently
using and the appID mentioned just above. We store only the date
and the version number. Absolutely nothing more. We do not
aggregate these data with our license database. And we do that
only for global statistics.
We do not store and will never store your IP address or even the
operating system you're using, BlueGriffon does not transmit and
will never transmit your identity, language, information about the
documents you're creating/editing, etc..
Be sure we don't care less about privacy than you do.
Who are you ?
BlueGriffon® is a product of Disruptive Innovations SAS,
a French software company founded in October 2003. Based in
Saint-Germain en Laye, France, Disruptive Innovations SAS delivered
in the past premium products like the popular editor Nvu (www.nvu.com)
to Linspire Inc., its indirect successor the BlueGriffon Web editor
BlueGriffon EPUB Edition (http://www.bluegriffon-epubedition.com),
or the XML editor Etna to the Connexions Project (www.cnx.rice.edu).
You can contact us at european business hours by phone at +33 1
3451 0722 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.