The next-gen Web Editor based on the rendering engine of Firefox®

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« My HTML Editor is BlueGriffon, an intuitive, modern and robust application.
I like that what I see is what I get on the Web. »
Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

« The HTML Editor I'm Using Today? BlueGriffon »
Nick Longo, author of CoffeeCup, the very first HTML Editor

« Dear @BlueGriffonApp , you saved my a$$ once again »
Tristan Nitot, former President of Mozilla Europe

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What's inside?

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:

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Native standalone Windows, MacOS X and Linux app supported supported
Black and Light themes supported supported
HTML 4 supported
XHTML 1.0 supported supported
XHTML 1.1 supported supported
html 5 (html) including audio, video and forms supported supported
html 5 (xml) including audio, video and forms supported supported
CSS 3 including 2D and 3D Transformations, Transitions, Shadows, Columns, Font Features and more supported supported
CSS Variables supported supported
SVG supported supported
Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0 supported supported
ARIA role supported supported
Opquast® Accessibility First Step supported supported
Wysiwyg Authoring supported supported
Editable source view supported supported
Editable  @media print   view supported supported
User Interface in 20 languages supported supported
Modifyable menu and button keyboard shortcuts supported supported
Style Properties panel supported supported
DOM Explorer panel supported supported
Script Editor panel supported supported
Stylesheets Manager panel supported supported
Table of Contents supported supported
Markdown support supported supported
FontSquirrel font manager supported supported
Google Fonts font manager supported supported
User's Manual
Fullscreen mode
CSS Editor Pro with Media Queries, CSS Variables and even a visual CSS Selector editor!

Table Layout Manager with 44 predefined layouts, all strictly CSS-based
Toolkit Manager for one-click insertion of multiple JavaScript/CSS files
MathML Editor panel (based on ASCIIMathML)
Code Snippets panel
One-Click Templates Manager with ~2,500 free templates

Mobile Viewer
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
Thumbnail manager
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 Libres).

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Some screenshots from the OS X version.

BlueGriffon editing this web site
The current Web page was of course created with BlueGriffon®...

CSS Selector visual builder
CSS Selector visual builder

Templates manager
Templates manager with ~2,500 free templates

CSS Editor Pro
Our CSS Editor Pro with our own CSS Parser and CSS Serializer.

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Download BlueGriffon® 2.1.1

Some features of BlueGriffon® 2.1.1 are only available if you also buy a license.
A License bought for any 2.x works for 2.1.1.

Mac OS X
Windows 7, 8 and 10
(zip file available here)
OS X >= 10.8
32/64 bits
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 16.04
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.

WARNING: 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 2.1.1... 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 Manual).

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.

Alternatively, you can build BlueGriffon® directly from our github repository but only our official builds can enable the extra features described above with a license key.

Buy it

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 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 us! To install the software itself, just download it from the current website.

IMPORTANT: If you buy multiple licenses 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 us.

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We have some free dictionaries for BlueGriffon 2.1.1's spellchecker.

FireFtp is a free add-on for BlueGriffon 2.1.1.

Installation Instructions:

  1. save the *.xpi file onto your hard disk. If you're using Firefox, it's normal if Firefox can't install it, these add-ons are for BlueGriffon, not for Firefox...
  2. launch BlueGriffon 2.1.1
  3. open the Add-ons Manager through the Tools > Add-ons menu entry
  4. select the Extensions tab
  5. click on the button at the left (or right if you use an hebraic or arabic version of BlueGriffon) of the Search field at the top the window
  6. select the "Install Add-on from File..." entry
  7. select the *.xpi file you just downloaded and saved from our web site
  8. a dialog appears, click on the Install button at the end of the three seconds delay
  9. the newly installed add-on now appears in the list of installed add-on...
  10. you must click on the "Restart Now" link in the window, or quit and relaunch BlueGriffon to activate your new add-on

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User's Manual

Buy User's Manual

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 93 pages and in english. Warning, this is the User's Manual for BlueGriffon, not a HTML or CSS 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.

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Contact us

You can contact us by email at or follow us on Twitter.

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Please file all bugs, suggestions and requests in our Bugzilla.

Product is "BlueGriffon", please write in english.


  1. 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.

  2. What's SendOwnl?

    They're our Shopping Basket processor. We used to use e-junkie (a weird name for a business, right?) but recently moved to SendOwl.

  3.  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 checkout...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. What's your Privacy Policy about that call?

    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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.

  8. 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 ( to Linspire Inc., its indirect successor the BlueGriffon Web editor ( and BlueGriffon EPUB Edition (, or the XML editor Etna to the Connexions Project (

    You can contact us at european business hours by phone at +33 1 3451 0722 or by email at