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eBook reader app from Adobe

Adobe Digital Editions is a free book app for mobile devices made by Adobe. It's an eBook reader that supports various formats including EPUB and PDF files. With it, readers can collect all their DRM-protected books in one convenient and unified place for better management and viewing experience.

Much like other readers, such as Cool Reader or FBReader: Favorite Book Reader, Adobe Digital Editions feature cross-platform support which lets users read on multiple devices and have their progress saved and synced across all of them. It also features an offline mode that doesn't require an active internet connection to work.

Read on the go

Reading a good book is an intimate experience, and nothing offers that quite like a paperback or hardbound can. However, the impracticality of carrying around multiple books with you becomes a concern. Not to mention, their susceptibility to getting easily damaged or warped. This is where eBooks and reader apps like Adobe Digital Editions come in to play a role in addressing these worries.

This reader app is essentially a digital bookshelf where you can collect and store all your virtual books and literature in EPUB format. Utilizing the latest EPUB3 standard, it can also be used to view dynamic PDFs that contain rich media. This, together with various reading options like adjustable font sizes and five reading modes aim to offer the best reading experience possible.

There are multiple editing tools available to use with your PDF files, including the ability to highlight text, add annotations, and a built-in booking marking feature to mark specific pages or save your reading progress. Having said all of that, though, the user experience of using the app is less than ideal with constant slowdowns. Also, it does a poor job of scaling and reorganizing layouts when changing sizes.

Just the basics

Put simply, while it has a nice user interface, Adobe Digital Editions is only good for the basics and not much else. While the editing tools for PDFs are nice, navigation is slow and the display layouts can be rather inconsistent. If all you need is a reader, then this gets the job done. If you need more, though, there are better options elsewhere.


  • Supports EPUB and PDF files formats
  • Utilizes EPUB3 standards for dynamic media content
  • Five reading modes
  • Multiple editing tools for PDF documents


  • Slow performance
  • Inconsistent scaling of layouts and text

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