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Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe

eBook reader for all your Adobe DRM protected books

2.1 Ratings 9K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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eBook reader for all your Adobe DRM protected books
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Ratings & Reviews

2.1
9.5K+ Ratings
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  • Dec 15, 2020

    By Emily Blackwood
    Barely usable. The search is slow and inconvenient. The zoom function is a joke. Page turning works on the fifth try half of the time. The interface is a disaster. One of the worst experiences I've had with mobile readers, can't go anywhere else because my university requires this to read the textbook during covid.
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  • Worst app I have ever used Feb 18, 2021

    By Shambricia
    I just purchased an eBook and it required me to download this app to read it. I spent $40 on it. I want to share my extreme dissatisfaction with the quality of the eBook format. It was ridiculously challenging to download and I spent nearly 40 minutes trying to figure out how to download it. I finally figured out what the issue was by looking at the comments on the IOS reviews page from several others that had similar issues. The trouble was that you cannot use safari to download it so I had to get an all new internet browser to download it. Then once it was finally downloaded I was incredibly disappointed in the quality of the e-reader itself. The content in the book is great. I know because I have the paperback version. But I was looking for an electronic version that I could take on the road with me and easily access when away from home. When you read the book in the eBook format it looks awful. Words are cut off, you can't even finish reading complete sentences because the formatting is all wonky. This app is absolutely is ridiculous. The quality is so poor it is completely unreadable.
    more
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Michael Williams
    As difficult as possible, If the objective was to make it difficult to move from desktop to handheld devices, then spot on. Great job. What is the point of not being able to sync via a simple "sync" function ALL ebook pdf books? At what point was the decision made to exclude Android devices from being able to functionally use ADE to read ebook pdf? (PDF aka portable document format) 84.6% of smartphones are Android based. Yet catering to ios holding a whopping 11% seems to be vogue.
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  • Not for School or Recreation Aug 5, 2017

    By LeahIrving
    There are problems that me and all of my classmates mentioned while we were using this app. The main problem is that it lags and stops a lot if you are using it offline. When you flip through pages too much, it starts to freeze for a while before you can flip the pages again. So when we were looking for a certain page in our ebook, the app lagged every 10-15 seconds. This happens less frequently with internet connection, but it can still happen. Especially if the app has not loaded certain parts of the book yet. Another problem is that there isn't a simpler way to find a certain page. Even though the app has a scroller that helps you jump through the pages, it doesn't indicate which page you're going to flip to. If there's a way you can do this in the future, that would be good as well. TL;DR I don't recommend this app for anyone who wants to use this for ebooks. Whether for educational or recreational purposes. It's better if you find an app that can do so much better until Adobe fixes these problems. It's not worth it.
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  • Feb 1, 2021

    By Erebus Aeon
    Yes, it does the bare minimum and allows you to read pdfs and ebooks. What it fails to do are things that many other apps can do, and should do. Such as: - Lacks the ability to customize the background color/warmth of the text -You cannot copy and paste or define words - Books are not shared between the desktop and mobile versions of the app, you need to download pdfs/epubs to each device specifically. (I think its supposed to, but it's definitely not for me) - Page turning is...weird
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  • ADE needs much more work! Jan 5, 2019

    By Elfmantoo
    I’m disappointed in ADE. I had no problem loading in DRM ePub and reading them. However, I find ADE very lacking in features. Features like word definitions, phrase translation, underlining and highlighting in various colors, ability to google and hotlink to places, people and art described in ebooks. I was a big fan and user for many years of Neosoar another DRM e reader. Unfortunately, they seem to be recently out business. It took a while for Neosoar to get to a point of near perfection with these features I’ve listed above. But the absolute best was your annotations were linked to Dropbox. So, any additions or notations or hotlinks would be saved in Dropbox. If you changed or upgraded your e reader you would upload the DRM e book and sync with Dropbox and all your annotations would appear. You would not lose any annotations. Neosoar is a great loss to those of us need an e reader that is fully connected to power of the internet. It is unfortunate that ADE does not measure up. In the future it could if Adobe puts in the effort.
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  • Dec 15, 2020

    By Emily Blackwood
    Barely usable. The search is slow and inconvenient. The zoom function is a joke. Page turning works on the fifth try half of the time. The interface is a disaster. One of the worst experiences I've had with mobile readers, can't go anywhere else because my university requires this to read the textbook during covid.
    more
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Michael Williams
    As difficult as possible, If the objective was to make it difficult to move from desktop to handheld devices, then spot on. Great job. What is the point of not being able to sync via a simple "sync" function ALL ebook pdf books? At what point was the decision made to exclude Android devices from being able to functionally use ADE to read ebook pdf? (PDF aka portable document format) 84.6% of smartphones are Android based. Yet catering to ios holding a whopping 11% seems to be vogue.
    more
  • Not for School or Recreation Aug 5, 2017

    By LeahIrving
    There are problems that me and all of my classmates mentioned while we were using this app. The main problem is that it lags and stops a lot if you are using it offline. When you flip through pages too much, it starts to freeze for a while before you can flip the pages again. So when we were looking for a certain page in our ebook, the app lagged every 10-15 seconds. This happens less frequently with internet connection, but it can still happen. Especially if the app has not loaded certain parts of the book yet. Another problem is that there isn't a simpler way to find a certain page. Even though the app has a scroller that helps you jump through the pages, it doesn't indicate which page you're going to flip to. If there's a way you can do this in the future, that would be good as well. TL;DR I don't recommend this app for anyone who wants to use this for ebooks. Whether for educational or recreational purposes. It's better if you find an app that can do so much better until Adobe fixes these problems. It's not worth it.
    more
  • Feb 1, 2021

    By Erebus Aeon
    Yes, it does the bare minimum and allows you to read pdfs and ebooks. What it fails to do are things that many other apps can do, and should do. Such as: - Lacks the ability to customize the background color/warmth of the text -You cannot copy and paste or define words - Books are not shared between the desktop and mobile versions of the app, you need to download pdfs/epubs to each device specifically. (I think its supposed to, but it's definitely not for me) - Page turning is...weird
    more
  • Dec 30, 2020

    By Gábor Balázsfalvi
    It's one thing that the automatic sharing of the books between pc and phone don't work. The reading experience is a whole different story. The only purpose of a ebook reader is to make reading smooth and easy. The zooming, exit zoom, flip page sequence at every page is just terrible. There should be a flow text feature like in acrobat, or at least preserve the zoom level between pages. Dark mode reading flashes at every page flip. Really bad thing at night.
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  • Feb 11, 2021

    By Alan Zhu
    Very slow to turn pages, and zooming in or out requires you to click "exit zoom" before you can even turn to the next page. Disappointed as this is the only app I can use for protected textbooks, especially coming from Adobe.
  • Worst app I have ever used Feb 18, 2021

    By Shambricia
    I just purchased an eBook and it required me to download this app to read it. I spent $40 on it. I want to share my extreme dissatisfaction with the quality of the eBook format. It was ridiculously challenging to download and I spent nearly 40 minutes trying to figure out how to download it. I finally figured out what the issue was by looking at the comments on the IOS reviews page from several others that had similar issues. The trouble was that you cannot use safari to download it so I had to get an all new internet browser to download it. Then once it was finally downloaded I was incredibly disappointed in the quality of the e-reader itself. The content in the book is great. I know because I have the paperback version. But I was looking for an electronic version that I could take on the road with me and easily access when away from home. When you read the book in the eBook format it looks awful. Words are cut off, you can't even finish reading complete sentences because the formatting is all wonky. This app is absolutely is ridiculous. The quality is so poor it is completely unreadable.
    more
  • ADE needs much more work! Jan 5, 2019

    By Elfmantoo
    I’m disappointed in ADE. I had no problem loading in DRM ePub and reading them. However, I find ADE very lacking in features. Features like word definitions, phrase translation, underlining and highlighting in various colors, ability to google and hotlink to places, people and art described in ebooks. I was a big fan and user for many years of Neosoar another DRM e reader. Unfortunately, they seem to be recently out business. It took a while for Neosoar to get to a point of near perfection with these features I’ve listed above. But the absolute best was your annotations were linked to Dropbox. So, any additions or notations or hotlinks would be saved in Dropbox. If you changed or upgraded your e reader you would upload the DRM e book and sync with Dropbox and all your annotations would appear. You would not lose any annotations. Neosoar is a great loss to those of us need an e reader that is fully connected to power of the internet. It is unfortunate that ADE does not measure up. In the future it could if Adobe puts in the effort.
    more
  • Jan 30, 2021

    By Aikie Marais
    The only reason I use this app is because I can not find a hardcopy of a book I dearly wish to read again. It is a pain in the nether regions to get authorized, you can not run it on two devices (or at least I can not get it to work), it's scrolling is terrible, it can not invert colors for easier reading. Come on Adobe, get your ducks in a row. Other readera kicks dust in your eyes!
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  • i just want to study!! Feb 5, 2020

    By toedoe4
    this is the only app that my school has recommended we use for our downloads. my main issue is that when i download my slide notes, it will double and sometimes even triple the downloads and causes it to take up space and glitch out. if i try to delete the duplicates, my original file won’t work. i don’t understand why this is an issue. and even if i receive the one download, it won’t save correctly unless i flip through some of the pages before i return to the home screen. the only way i’ve found it to work is by downloading one thing individually and flipping through it when i just need to download multiple one after the other and THEN go back and read them. i only do this so i can access them offline at home but i can’t even do that.
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  • Feb 21, 2021

    By Vikram Dhruvi Goyal Parikh
    Worst application ever. I would give it a zero if that was possible. How can you design an application to read books which doesn't allow you to print (even if the author has allowed printing??). Same book on a PC has option to print, but no print option on Android or iOS. This is really frustrating. And we have multiple people who want to Access their books on the same PC at home, so Authorizing and Reauthorizing is another headache. Fire the designer of this app!!
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