Software : Adobe : Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions

(as of 1/20/2015)

Software Overview

Main Features

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

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 the text and document size to your liking. Searching in 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 Windows and OS X users that download and read digital content.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.EPUB – Open eBook File

Other file extensions used by Adobe Digital Editions 4

Supported File Types
.ACSMAdobe Content Server Message File
.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: January 20, 2015