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

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What’s New

Version 4.5.10

This version of Adobe Digital Editions
• Has ePub3 rendering improvements
• Bug fixes for Security vulnerabilities

Ratings and Reviews

1.4 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Ricardo Juan Carlos ,

Truly awful, fatally unstable

My experience with this app pretty much echoes that of other reviewers. The app crashes so frequently that it's completely unusable. It crashes on launch; it crashes when you turn the page; it crashes when you tap the screen to get a menu. Basically it's not even up to the standard of stability that you'd expect from a beta release.
I had to use Digital Editions because I have bought a £70 book that is requires Adobe's DRM. I would have liked to read it on my iPad, but I will be forced instead to use my iMac. At least ADE is stable on that platform. If Adobe are reading this, come on guys, you urgently need to fix it!

menrua ,

Unstable e-book reader app!

Adobe’s iOS book reader app worked for a day then became unresponsive; currently it is working again. A quite reasonable but unstable e-book reader. I have an alternative non-adobe e-book reader which also provides adobe login and authorisation and is completely reliable, why can’t adobe get their own app right? It’s a very poor advert for their other products. Adobe’s MacOS version of this app is much the same and is very basic (2 stars) in terms of useful facilities. Bafflingly the two apps do not sync with each other whilst Adobe seems to claim, that if they are both logged in to the same adobe account, they do!

Robin Cross ,

Very poor programming by Adobe

Had to download to redeem an ebook, can’t believe how poor this app is.
Freezes often, when reopening the app, sometimes opens at the wrong point in the ebook. Simply moving from one page to the next is a clumsy affair, the app sometimes not registering touches/swipes, and when it does it either freezes or opens the next page which can be pixelated for a while.
No way to change text size, background colour etc, devoid of any proper functionality.
Would have expected a great deal better from a global brand like Adobe, redesign this from scratch guys, it’s awful.


Adobe Inc.
78.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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