Adobe Digital Editions

Version4.5(as of 10/8/2021)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, iOS, Android
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Rating:2.6  |  143 Votes

Main Features

  • Read publications stored in EPUB, OPF, and PDF file formats
  • Create custom bookshelves to organize content
  • Bookmark, highlight, and make notes as you read
  • Transfer eBooks between different devices

Software Overview

Screenshot of Adobe Digital Editions 4.5
Screenshot of Adobe Digital Editions 4.5

Adobe Digital Editions is an application used to read and organize eBooks. The eReader was originally released in 2007, replacing Adobe eBook Reader.

Digital Editions allows you to read a variety of e-reader formats, such as .EPUB, .OPF, and .PDF. The program uses the proprietary Adobe Digital Experience Protection Technology (ADEPT) DRM scheme, which is used to protect content by locking it into no more than 6 different devices for viewing. You can organize all of your digital publications in Adobe Digital Editions by creating custom bookshelves that can be sorted by author, title, and publisher.

As you read in Digital Editions, you can bookmark, highlight, and make notes, as well as modify each book's text and document size to your liking. Searching eBooks is easy and intuitive in Digital Editions, as you can search for keywords that appear in any chapter and navigate to different pages by way of the search result panel.


Adobe Digital Editions is a helpful tool for any bookworm looking to go digital. It supports several popular e-reader formats and gives you tools for reading and organizing your content. It is a good choice for any reader looking to download and read digital content.

Primary File Type

epub icon.EPUBOpen eBook

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.EPUBOpen eBook
.ACSMAdobe Content Server Message
.ANNOTAdobe Digital Editions Annotations File
.EDNAdobe eBook Activation File
.ETDAdobe Reader EBX Transfer Data File
.NCXEPUB Navigation Control XML File
.OPFOpen Packaging Format File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
Updated 10/8/2021