Adobe Digital Editions

Version: 2.0 || Release Date: 2012-09-20 || License: Freeware Developer: Adobe Systems Inc. | App Owner: mcg

Adobe® Digital Editions software offers an engaging way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications. Use it to download and purchase digital content, which can be read both online and offline. Transfer copy-protected eBooks from your personal computer to other computers or devices. Organize your eBooks into a custom library and annotate pages. Digital Editions also supports industry-standard eBook formats, including PDF/A and EPUB.

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5 Opinions

Adobe don't care about sites like iusethis
but there is a preview of the next bloatware version 1.8.1 available
so maybe 1.7.2 should no longer be held on this site

Stands in a long tradtion of bloated, buggy applications from Adobe.

The (clean) interface is quite nice. But that's the only good thing.

-The app is based on Flash, so it's a resource hog (flip a few pages and you'll see the cpu fan spike).
-No font anti-aliasing. That's a HUGE problem.
-Bunch of DRM crap.

Adobe says it is a "lightweight" app meant for reading. Well... lightweight only in size (a few MB). Responsiveness from a GB app.

I found this very difficult to use. Compared with other ebook solutions available (e.g. eReader, Stanza), it's extremely clumsy and counter-intuitive. The download-to-read process, in particular, is ridiculously awkward. Note: Stanza will read and convert a wide range of ebook formats. Calibre also converts many formats.

This is really useful for PDF-based comic books!