Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions

  • Category: Book
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  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Adobe Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
1,795 Ratings
$ 0

Adobe Digital Editions App

One eBook reader for all your Adobe DRM protected books across your iPad, Mac or PC. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is free-to-download and use, and completely ad-free. Use it to read EPUB and PDF books, both online and offline. Borrow ebooks from many public libraries for use with ADE. Extend your reading experience by transferring books from your personal computer to your iPad. Organize your books into a beautiful custom library. Experience gorgeous media rich books filled with interactive features, videos, and more. ADE’s support for EPUB3 standard allows you: consistent rendering of audio and video content;  dynamic image resizing without loss in clarity; support for multi-column layouts, interactive quizzes, and math formulas. • Choose from different font sizes and five easy-to-read page modes • Highlight your favorite passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features • Easily find a word or a character anywhere in the book with the powerful search feature • Use the night mode, or adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment • Fun stats on how much time you are spending each day to read your book, and more By downloading, you agree to the Terms of Use at, Do not sell my information:

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Adobe Digital Editions app reviews

  • Embarrassment if an app 1/5

    By Tkhuynh
    If I was Adobe, I am not sure I’d want to attach my name to app. Error prone making for a very very poor user experience. Makes it hard for anyone to want to get an ebook from your local library.
  • 0 stars 1/5

    By Shaved Kiwi
    I scoffed at the review average and one star reviews when downloading, but this app is actually unusable. It can’t load the next page of a book half the time. The smallest font size is still huge. In dark mode, every page turn triggers an all white screen flash. I am deleting the app as soon as this review is posted. So glad I have an Adobe account now so they can further spam me to pay them for low quality products.
  • The worst app of all time 1/5

    By Janjo1212
    I have never been compelled to leave an app review until now. This app is hot trash. Nearly unusable. I had to download it for a book purchase and it is infuriating to use. Please for the love of god update this app so it functions.
  • Simply bad... 1/5

    By Whit Norris
    Not much to say other than this is a very poorly designed and executed app. I have to think they made this bad to discourage it's use.
  • This app is the worst 1/5

    By Max8765!
    Really really stupid.
  • Needs major updates 1/5

    By scooter w
    It crashes and freezes can’t use my Apple Pencil the way you can on other apps and it also doesn’t work with iOS to split screen. Please update so w can use it the way it’s suppose to be used for the things a person downloads.
  • App is unusable 1/5

    By Michaela29001
    I’m trying to use it for class work. I cannot type on anything assignment barely show up. I don’t know why my school is still recommending this app because it doesn’t look like I’m the only one.
  • Terrible app… 1/5

    By KT1388
    Adobe does so many wonderful things - but this app isn’t one of them. Frequently crashes, struggles when searching for text within a book, minimal features. Unfortunately, ASA coordinates with them - and it’s required when purchasing a textbook through them. So, I use it, restart the app often when it quits, and muddle along. Really hoping for an overhaul of this app some day. Updated to add: some of my books weren’t syncing from my Mac to my iPad. So I deleted the app, reinstalled, and they finally synced. Except that now all of my books are corrupt with pages missing or blurry/unreadable. So the common fix actually made things worse…. 0 stars.
  • This app is Adobe’s neglected stepchild 1/5

    By Astergawker
    This app does NOT support two-factor authentication (every other Adobe app does). You have to log in to your account and turn off 2FA to authorize the app. Don’t forget to turn 2FA back on. DE is an afterthought and doesn’t get the attention other apps do. The updates are few and far between. Will Adobe ever fix this? I’m not holding my breath. The last update was what, two years ago? Even a one-star review doesn’t matter. Thank you Adobe.
  • Glitches out when i try to change page 1/5

    By justcleras
    There are so many glitches when i am using the app. The pages are also blurry. This is on my brand new iPad Air with M 1 Chip.
  • App doesn’t work 1/5

    By 饼干moor
    This is the most useless app I have ever used, bar none. When I open my eBook, almost most of the pages are blank or blurry with text and images. I totally don’t understand why, and I don’t recommend using this app.
  • Complete garbage 1/5

    By Meli459
    I just purchased an ebook from Heinemann and their ebooks can only be read using this app and I did not know it was going to be such a terrible experience. Do NOT buy ebooks from that website or you will be stuck with this awful app. You will not be able to access your ebooks properly.
  • Deleting this app was a unique pleasure 1/5

    By caligulaMD
    It’s a shame that this app is still required to read ebooks you’ve already paid for. Normally I would reject downloading any kind of app created for the sole purpose of enforcing ludicrous DRM restrictions but this was a new release and I had to read it for work. The process of getting this working on multiple devices is a callback to a distinctly 1990s technology experience. Once you do it never really works or looks good and the UI is abominable. Remember opening Word docs on a Mac in 1996? Like you COULD but it was sluggish and awkward and you had the fear that if you clicked anything the whole thing would crash and bring the system down with it? It’s like that. Deleting Adobe Digital Editions was a really satisfying experience, certainly more enjoyable than any single moment of using this awful thing.
  • Ask for refund from any publisher forcing you to this app 1/5

    By Smarky Mark
    It hasn’t been supported by Adobe for two years, and has a miserable rating that will only get worse. Even if you get all the permissions headaches to work, it constantly freezes, and does not pick up where you left off. If you need to read a massive text book, you will be restarting the app every few pages, adding hours to your total reading time. Publishers have no incentive to find a better solution if you don’t force their hand. Do not give them money to keep forcing students onto an unusable app. This is a rip off.
  • One star because I can’t choose no star 1/5

    By William Min 123
    Why does this app exist?

    By Grumpy Cat4
    I purchased an ebook not realizing I would have to use this terrible app to barely be able to uses the book on my iPhone. Calling this app terrible is actually too good of a word. Even after realizing I would not be able to adequately view the book I purchased on my iPhone, I tried to download it to my laptop…and that was a disaster. Even though I used the same login as on my iPhone with everything identical on my laptop as my phone…you can guess, it didn’t work. Even after erasing, reinstalling, reverifying the credentials and every other possible thing I could, it did not work. I wasted money so hopefully you can save yours. Avoid at all cost, just buy the paperback version of whatever you are reading. I would give this app negative stars if I could.
  • Seriously, why is it so bad? 1/5

    By yoncéÉéé
    - formatting is so wonky - tiny and fixed font - unresponsive
  • Hard to believe Adobe can’t do better than this. 1/5

    By need_more_letters_for_nickname
    Maybe it works on other platforms but with current iPad OS this has got to be the worst reader app I have ever seen. It really doesn’t work.

    By ZOEYLEE12345678
    I have to use this to download my school books so i can have them saved somewhere. I only downloaded this app in the hopes of being able to print the eBook b/c the school didn’t give us a hard copy of the book its all digital. Adobe wants me to Pay for a subscription. However, there is a 30 day free trial. I do not want to have to go through the entire process of canceling it and potential not be able to cancel it. Also, having the possibility that everything you download to the app being canceled after you cancel the subscription. I created an account b/c it was free but, I can’t even log in. I am not paying money to log in not even knowing if I’ll be able to print things.
  • Less than 1 star 1/5

    By sdhvvkifd hhedgbjjbcfygb
    If I could give this app 0 stars I would.
  • Trash 1/5

    By DOMNance
    Text is either blank or distorted. This app is garbage
  • Display is Very Bad 1/5

    By Not Z, F.
    Super bad. Cannot read. Photos all blurred out. I cannot agree more with all others who are giving a one star. If there were a negative star, it would be -5 star.
  • an anomaly 1/5

    By Vonderbees
    i wanna know how adobe’s own program can’t read a pdf? seems like a super basic thing and yet this app glitches so bad that the pdfs are unreadable
  • Unreadable 1/5

    By Matt Cellucci
    This app is truly awful. My ebook is totally illegible.
  • Terrible 1/5

    By Bee-ran-dee
    This app is garbage and I wish I had another way to get to my study material. Worked fine in the beginning but now when I try to go back and review, pages are missing, ink is barely legible on some pages, and the app keeps freezing. Tried on multiple devices. I expect more from Adobe.
  • Why? 1/5

    By Uugggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    It is impossible to read books on this app. Why has Adobe forgotten about this app?! The pc version is usable and not actually that bad, but the iPad version doesn’t work at all. Most of the words render as a blurry jumbled mess. Avoid this app at all costs and do not buy books for this app!!!
  • horrible 1/5

    By mec_
    the books don’t even load.. every page turn is blank or pixelated
  • Not compatible 1/5

    By anna920226
    I wish I could give it zero! It does not properly open files on an iPhone. It’s really a shame that technology could be so far advanced on one software or platform, but it cannot handle opening a file type that it was literally created to do on an iPhone. I have to carry my laptop around to study which isn’t convenient at all. I hope the developers see what a bad rating this app has and do something to fix it. Thank you.
  • I see I’m not alone being unsatisfied by this app! 1/5

    By Jesse Simpson
    I can’t tell for sure whether it’s the Adobe app or the e-books I’ve bought ($85), but this is definitely the biggest rip-off. Pages are missing or look undeveloped. And now the app just won’t load anything! I wonder how long this has been an issue, since the app hasn’t even been updated in the past two years. You would think the publisher from whom I bought these books would be on top of this. Well, I guess I need to try and get a refund. Wish me luck!
  • My only regret is that there is no negative ten stars selection 1/5

    By Gramby
    Horrible application on all platforms. Support from Adobe is non existent. Sync doesn’t work. Books don’t display on iOS but do on macOS. Never buy Adobe DRM crippled media. It’s wholly unsupported by Adobe.
  • How is it this bad? 1/5

    By l0st_m0ney
    It took 30 mins to figure out how to open my first book. Tools like highlight and search don’t work. Highlight simply just doesn’t highlight anything and search crashes the app. Additionally, the app is slow and difficult to use. Kindle is far superior. I have to use this app for grad school and it is making learning more difficult.
  • Awful app. Cannot use highlighting. 1/5

    By misha227
    I should have purchased the hard copy of the book. I can read it just fine, but it’s extremely limited. When I highlight a passage, the highlighting shows up on subsequent pages as a sort of ghost or artifact. I then cannot read the text on the subsequent pages. In order to read the text, I must go in and delete all my highlighting…and then never use that “feature” again. The worst thing is that the ebook cost me the same amount that a printed version would have!!! All I saved was a few bucks on shipping.
  • Adobe really had the nerve to put this app on the App Store? 1/5

    By Ipanamea
    I’m using this app because I have to. The user experience is so awful that I researched alternatives for this app and finally ended up getting a PDF version of the book. THIS IS NOT A PRODUCTION READY APP
  • Even their tutorial is unreadable 1/5

    By mak1999yank
    I am shocked.. I was hoping the reviews were exaggerated but genuinely am appalled. Is this a joke? Have the developers looked at the app on iOS themselves at all? Seriously feel like this was launched years ago and promptly forgotten about. It’s awful
  • Should be 0 stars 1/5

    By ashleywyma
    I’m not sure how this app is available or how anyone is supposed to use it? Not only is downloading books to it complicated but when trying to read anything one page may have words on it, the next may be blank, and the next may have a page where the words aren’t fully loaded so you can only see words are supposed to be there but they don’t actually show up. Someone dropped the ball on their app creating/updates and it’s absolutely horrible. Do NOT recommend. The reviews are all accurate and it’s as bad as it sounds. DO recommend finding another app to use.
  • Horrible app 1/5

    By Julio_cgr
    This app is horrible. I purchased an ebook and unfortunately I have to use this app. Not compatible with iPhone at all.
  • Only using cause I have to 1/5

    By wonnov
    As someone who has had to continue using this app on desktop and iOS for years now because I teach from a textbook that is only available in this app digitally, I can honestly say, it’s the worst. It feels from experience like Adobe is doing the bare minimum to keep the app alive. A list of things I experience: -Random pages that look fine on desktop look blown out and unreadable on iPad or iPhone. -Authorizing e-books can take multiple attempts and restarted the app before they appear. -Navigation and scrolling through the book is clunky only at a single speed. -Clicking and dragging to highlight text (YES it does actually have a HIGHLIGHT feature!) is clunky: Saved highlights have disappeared and you have to click and drag above a sentence to highlight it as if the entire alignment of words is off. So if I want to click and drag, I need to do so an inch or less above the actually words to effect them. -Hidden adware install on the desktop version. If you are not careful it comes with Norton Antivirus which will install with the program if you aren’t careful to hit no on install I could go on. I have asked my textbook manufacture to use another product. I ask Adobe to make this app, at least functional, but preferably at least competitive to other e-book readers. For now, I suffer through.
  • School texts…. 1/5

    By Tired and discusted
    This thing is useless. If your text book is from FlatWorld, don’t waste your time. Someone needs to reimburse the fees for reading off-line texts.
  • eBook display issues 1/5

    By FixHomePodHub
    I have several ebooks that display perfectly in the macOS version of this app, but this iOS version fails to display them properly which is extremely disappointing and frustrating since I paid a lot of money for the eBooks. Please fix this app!
  • This APP is garbage 1/5

    By P. Win
    I'm quite frustrated and irritated with this software. Due to the poor quality of the app, I was never able to download my ebook on it and it is incredibly slow and complicated.
  • Worst eReader in existence 1/5

    By lcsingin4christ
    I had to download this app to use an ebook I checked out from Ebscohost and I would never have thought that Adobe would create such an unusable product. Pages are missing or are simply not displayed. I am relegated to scrolling on my computer now to read this book.
  • Not OK 1/5

    By belliso
    Tried unsuccessfully to download and more importantly READ a book I purchased. Pages are unreadable every single time I open the book and it changes each time as to what page is not clear. Horrible app.
  • Worthless 1/5

    By random$4$
    Tried to use for books borrowed from open library. Needed because only adobe compliant app will work with borrowed item. App does not wok- only shows blank pages. Useless.
  • Horrible app 1/5

    By mimigi89
    I keep getting an error message when I try to transfer purchased plays to the app. I tried to read the manual to see if there were any troubleshooting tips, but the manual itself becomes unreadable after 12 pages!
  • Just awful 1/5

    By SemperRun
    This is by far the worst e-reader app I have ever tried to use. Pages don’t load at all, some pages load with barely visible or barely readable writing. Pages take forever to load if they actually do. Adobe should fire whoever coded this absolute dumpster fire of an app and the person that decided it was ready to be released.
  • App is horrible 1/5

    By bowedonut22
    Had to download this piece of garbage for a required textbook for a college course. Honestly wish I had spent the extra money on the paper version. Page numbers don’t work, the search function crashes the app, turning the page could land you on literally any page of the book. If you have to use this app to read an ebook, just buy the paper copy.
  • Dead App!! How not to design an e-reader app 1/5

    By EmoEric87
    UPDATE: You should know this app is no longer under development. If you can, email your ebook’s publisher and ask for an alternative to this app… If you’ve ever thought to yourself, how can we make the process of obtaining a digital copy of a book more difficult and then, once the poor idiots figure out how to do it, how can we make the experience as excruciating, rudimentary, and utterly disconnected from the rest of the 21st century as possible... you probably designed this app. The designers haven’t even figured out how to fit pages onto your device. YOU CANT EVEN READ THE PAGES CORRECTLY, because the app hasn’t been updated to Apple’s own screen real estate standards. The notch on my iPhone fully obscures the top of every page. What person who wants to read would actually choose this app? Has anyone from Adobe who actually reads books tried to use this app? My guess is no.
  • Good luck logging in 1/5

    By Regluer 2
    Even a cow puts more effort into making a pile of steaming manure. Get your act together, Adobe.
  • Awful experience. Just use kindle. 1/5

    By Gameplayer07
    I downloaded this app because I had purchased an ebook online which I didn’t realize until afterward would only open in this app. It’s terrible. I deleted the app and purchased the same book AGAIN on Amazon Kindle instead so that I can actually read it. The pages won’t turn sometimes. The page I’m on goes blank at random. It freezes. It resets back to the beginning of the book. I seriously couldn’t even make it through the first chapter. What a waste of money to purchase any book to use with this. Save yourself the trouble and just don’t. Go use kindle… or pretty much ANY other option.