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Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions

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eBook reader for all your Adobe DRM protected books

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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.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By Michael B.
    I was surprised of such a poor overall experience this app had. I didn't have a choice but to use this app due to the textbook I am using. The textbook is actually very good but this app makes it a horrible experience. And it's not just this one book it's other books as well. In addition to the books themselves the app and interface is not at all what I would expect from an adobe product. Adobe do me a favor and at least care a little bit.
  • 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.
  • Aug 19, 2021

    By Dev Oper
    Surprisingly bad to be coming from Adobe, this app seems designed to only be useful on devices with larger screen sizes than on most smartphones. Even the text for the Getting Started guide is so tiny and in such a wide format (aka 'measure') that it's only barely readable with unreasonable amounts of horizontal scrolling alternated with painful 'zooming'. The 'zoom' feature is poorly designed, immediately reverting when you take your finger from the screen. Again, surprisingly poor from Adobe.
  • 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.
  • Jun 19, 2021

    By Jon Coffee
    Forced to use this app because of library restrictions. If you Have a corner on the market of drm content, you don't have to care about the user experience. The app feels dated. It is distorted and stretched. It is clunky and not intuitive to use. I had to create a new Adobe account because my current one didn't work. So now I have two Adobe accounts. Thanks for that.
  • Literally the Worst App I’ve Ever Used Mar 21, 2021

    By Nich.am
    I tried our Adobe Digital Editions because it seemed easier than waiting for the library to open and go through all their COVID restrictions to get a book. Why get a physical copy when I have a perfectly good iPad and the library is offering an eBook? Well now I have to go get the physical copy because Adobe Digital Editions only lets me read roughly five pages at a time before it glitches and won’t advance a page. Only gets stuck on a blank white screen. It’s not a simple fix either. Closing the app and reopening it doesn’t do anything. The book is now “expired” despite the fact I just checked it out an hour ago. I’m shocked this is even an Adobe product. They should be ashamed of how poorly it works. A group of college freshmen could probably make an app 100x better than this, or at least one that works MORE than this Adobe product does. Jeez.
  • Aug 2, 2021

    By S Raney
    Its not very user friendly. The text is extremely small. Even when you enlarge it, it will only enlarge momentarily and doesn't give you a chance to read the enlarged words before going small again. Then after finishing a page after "zooming in" you have to click on Exit Zoom before being able to scroll through the rest of the document. Frustrating.
  • Hands-Down Worst App I’ve Ever Used Jan 1, 2021

    By Susanroar
    There must be quite the financial incentive for publishers to use this app instead of Kindle or one of the others, because I increasingly find it to be my only option with some library books. Its basic, no-frills format would not be a big deal if the danged thing actually worked! But it’s SO FRUSTRATING to use, with the constant freezing and constant absolutely blank pages. Which I guess is freezing, idk- I’ve waited very long periods of time but the words won’t populate until I take some further action. Absolutely horrible. It took me forever to even figure out why “EPub” stopped being available in the EPub app! I could not figure out what I was doing wrong until finally located the painful instructions in Support. There have been so many digital library books that I waited a long time for, and when I see that it’s an “EPub” book after finally reaching the top of the wait list, I decline it. I read for pleasure; ADE makes reading excruciating. I just finished reading 2 that I had waited weeks for - F-bombs frequently flying during the course of it - and it will be a long time before I do it again. I feel very badly for students who have no alternative, for their e-textbooks.
  • Aug 22, 2021

    By E M
    Adobe has a reputation for destroying everything it touches. With a proprietary choke hold on PDF, why not make reading eBooks that much worse? Benefiting from DRM means they can make this app, slow, ugly, unintuitive, unreliable, and ineffective. And that's exactly what they've done.

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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.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By Michael B.
    I was surprised of such a poor overall experience this app had. I didn't have a choice but to use this app due to the textbook I am using. The textbook is actually very good but this app makes it a horrible experience. And it's not just this one book it's other books as well. In addition to the books themselves the app and interface is not at all what I would expect from an adobe product. Adobe do me a favor and at least care a little bit.
  • 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.
  • Aug 19, 2021

    By Dev Oper
    Surprisingly bad to be coming from Adobe, this app seems designed to only be useful on devices with larger screen sizes than on most smartphones. Even the text for the Getting Started guide is so tiny and in such a wide format (aka 'measure') that it's only barely readable with unreasonable amounts of horizontal scrolling alternated with painful 'zooming'. The 'zoom' feature is poorly designed, immediately reverting when you take your finger from the screen. Again, surprisingly poor from Adobe.
  • 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.
  • Jun 19, 2021

    By Jon Coffee
    Forced to use this app because of library restrictions. If you Have a corner on the market of drm content, you don't have to care about the user experience. The app feels dated. It is distorted and stretched. It is clunky and not intuitive to use. I had to create a new Adobe account because my current one didn't work. So now I have two Adobe accounts. Thanks for that.
  • Literally the Worst App I’ve Ever Used Mar 21, 2021

    By Nich.am
    I tried our Adobe Digital Editions because it seemed easier than waiting for the library to open and go through all their COVID restrictions to get a book. Why get a physical copy when I have a perfectly good iPad and the library is offering an eBook? Well now I have to go get the physical copy because Adobe Digital Editions only lets me read roughly five pages at a time before it glitches and won’t advance a page. Only gets stuck on a blank white screen. It’s not a simple fix either. Closing the app and reopening it doesn’t do anything. The book is now “expired” despite the fact I just checked it out an hour ago. I’m shocked this is even an Adobe product. They should be ashamed of how poorly it works. A group of college freshmen could probably make an app 100x better than this, or at least one that works MORE than this Adobe product does. Jeez.
  • Aug 2, 2021

    By S Raney
    Its not very user friendly. The text is extremely small. Even when you enlarge it, it will only enlarge momentarily and doesn't give you a chance to read the enlarged words before going small again. Then after finishing a page after "zooming in" you have to click on Exit Zoom before being able to scroll through the rest of the document. Frustrating.
  • Hands-Down Worst App I’ve Ever Used Jan 1, 2021

    By Susanroar
    There must be quite the financial incentive for publishers to use this app instead of Kindle or one of the others, because I increasingly find it to be my only option with some library books. Its basic, no-frills format would not be a big deal if the danged thing actually worked! But it’s SO FRUSTRATING to use, with the constant freezing and constant absolutely blank pages. Which I guess is freezing, idk- I’ve waited very long periods of time but the words won’t populate until I take some further action. Absolutely horrible. It took me forever to even figure out why “EPub” stopped being available in the EPub app! I could not figure out what I was doing wrong until finally located the painful instructions in Support. There have been so many digital library books that I waited a long time for, and when I see that it’s an “EPub” book after finally reaching the top of the wait list, I decline it. I read for pleasure; ADE makes reading excruciating. I just finished reading 2 that I had waited weeks for - F-bombs frequently flying during the course of it - and it will be a long time before I do it again. I feel very badly for students who have no alternative, for their e-textbooks.
  • Aug 22, 2021

    By E M
    Adobe has a reputation for destroying everything it touches. With a proprietary choke hold on PDF, why not make reading eBooks that much worse? Benefiting from DRM means they can make this app, slow, ugly, unintuitive, unreliable, and ineffective. And that's exactly what they've done.

No reviews available

No reviews available

No reviews available

No reviews available

No reviews available

  • 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.
  • Aug 2, 2021

    By S Raney
    Its not very user friendly. The text is extremely small. Even when you enlarge it, it will only enlarge momentarily and doesn't give you a chance to read the enlarged words before going small again. Then after finishing a page after "zooming in" you have to click on Exit Zoom before being able to scroll through the rest of the document. Frustrating.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By Uncaged V
    It is very slow to start and even slower when loading new pages. Very poor user interface as well. Definitely recommend using it a day earlier when finishing assignments for college courses.
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Timija Futo
    The reader is okay. It works. What I don't like is, that there is no dictionary included. That is rather unfortunate. I wouldn't bother so much if some ebooks I get would also run with other apps. Other apps have a dictionary and it just makes the reading experience so much better especially since I am not a native English speaker. Will this feature ever get integrated? Or do you not care about the reading experience?
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Naresh Mali
    This app doesn't adjust well for reading the books. You have to click edit zoom that's annoying. Add the automatic paragraph adjustment according to their screen size. So that we don't need to zoom in and out to read the books.
  • 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.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By Michael B.
    I was surprised of such a poor overall experience this app had. I didn't have a choice but to use this app due to the textbook I am using. The textbook is actually very good but this app makes it a horrible experience. And it's not just this one book it's other books as well. In addition to the books themselves the app and interface is not at all what I would expect from an adobe product. Adobe do me a favor and at least care a little bit.
  • 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.
  • Aug 19, 2021

    By Dev Oper
    Surprisingly bad to be coming from Adobe, this app seems designed to only be useful on devices with larger screen sizes than on most smartphones. Even the text for the Getting Started guide is so tiny and in such a wide format (aka 'measure') that it's only barely readable with unreasonable amounts of horizontal scrolling alternated with painful 'zooming'. The 'zoom' feature is poorly designed, immediately reverting when you take your finger from the screen. Again, surprisingly poor from Adobe.
  • Jun 19, 2021

    By Jon Coffee
    Forced to use this app because of library restrictions. If you Have a corner on the market of drm content, you don't have to care about the user experience. The app feels dated. It is distorted and stretched. It is clunky and not intuitive to use. I had to create a new Adobe account because my current one didn't work. So now I have two Adobe accounts. Thanks for that.
  • Literally the Worst App I’ve Ever Used Mar 21, 2021

    By Nich.am
    I tried our Adobe Digital Editions because it seemed easier than waiting for the library to open and go through all their COVID restrictions to get a book. Why get a physical copy when I have a perfectly good iPad and the library is offering an eBook? Well now I have to go get the physical copy because Adobe Digital Editions only lets me read roughly five pages at a time before it glitches and won’t advance a page. Only gets stuck on a blank white screen. It’s not a simple fix either. Closing the app and reopening it doesn’t do anything. The book is now “expired” despite the fact I just checked it out an hour ago. I’m shocked this is even an Adobe product. They should be ashamed of how poorly it works. A group of college freshmen could probably make an app 100x better than this, or at least one that works MORE than this Adobe product does. Jeez.
  • Hands-Down Worst App I’ve Ever Used Jan 1, 2021

    By Susanroar
    There must be quite the financial incentive for publishers to use this app instead of Kindle or one of the others, because I increasingly find it to be my only option with some library books. Its basic, no-frills format would not be a big deal if the danged thing actually worked! But it’s SO FRUSTRATING to use, with the constant freezing and constant absolutely blank pages. Which I guess is freezing, idk- I’ve waited very long periods of time but the words won’t populate until I take some further action. Absolutely horrible. It took me forever to even figure out why “EPub” stopped being available in the EPub app! I could not figure out what I was doing wrong until finally located the painful instructions in Support. There have been so many digital library books that I waited a long time for, and when I see that it’s an “EPub” book after finally reaching the top of the wait list, I decline it. I read for pleasure; ADE makes reading excruciating. I just finished reading 2 that I had waited weeks for - F-bombs frequently flying during the course of it - and it will be a long time before I do it again. I feel very badly for students who have no alternative, for their e-textbooks.
  • Aug 22, 2021

    By E M
    Adobe has a reputation for destroying everything it touches. With a proprietary choke hold on PDF, why not make reading eBooks that much worse? Benefiting from DRM means they can make this app, slow, ugly, unintuitive, unreliable, and ineffective. And that's exactly what they've done.
  • Wow. Sep 16, 2020

    By Sacrimony
    When I first began to use ADE, I thought there was no way the ratings could be true - that this app was somehow THAT bad. On desktop versions, it won’t allow you access to an “account” page to even figure out what email you’re “licensing” under, which makes it near impossible to use the same account on other devices. It is INCREDIBLY counterintuitive. Now that I’m having to read textbooks for my courses on here, and frequently using the highlighting function, I find that every few minutes the app will crash. When it crashes it not only sends me BACK to the page I was on minutes before the crash, but it will also ERASE all of my highlighting. Why any service would voluntarily provide .acsm format ebooks (looking at you University of Chicago Press) when the app is THIS bad, and not give you ANY alternatives ie beyond me.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Unk Nown
    Authorized device with Adobe ID, yet no books shown. Refresh (drag down, like in browsers) didn't help, nor enabling autosync. Manually transferring authorized epubs downloaded on PC doesn't help either: opening them, they didn't end up shown in booklist at first. After toying with app for a while it ultimately showed filenames in book list, but not real titles, and clicking on files lead to an empty screen. Also, app has a sparse and unclear UI that looks like an alpha version.

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