Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Digital Editions
4.5.10

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Adobe Digital Editions free download for Mac

Adobe Digital Editions

4.5.10
08 January 2019

Read and manage eBooks and other digital publications.

Overview

Adobe Digital Editions is an engaging new way to read and manage eBooks and other digital publications.

Digital Editions is built from the ground up as a lightweight, Rich Internet Application (RIA). Digital Editions works online and offline, and supports PDF and XHTML-based content as well as Flash SWF for rich interactivity.

What's new in Adobe Digital Editions

Version 4.5.10:
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22 Adobe Digital Editions Reviews

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Borlox
25 July 2010

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Fully embodies Adobe's habitual contempt for its users. Even leaving aside the intrinsically hostile nature of what it does, mere words can't convey how bad the interface is. It's nothing but a big Flash presentation. Like all Flash content, it's visual garbage. Need to activate an account? Don't bother trying to cut and paste your username and password -- you have to type them in, and get it right the first time, because if you make a mistake, you have to start over. Need to download a book? Don't plan on reading anything until it's done. Drop dead, Adobe, and take Flash with you.
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Version 1.7.1
susangermein
03 November 2019
Terrible! I wish I'd never bought a book via Adobe Digital Editions. It's useful for scholarly work. Clumsy to navigate, you can't highlight or print anything. Stupid. The books I've downloaded to read from my uni library - couldn't read them. Hopeless.
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Version 4.5.10
Baarten
24 March 2017
Latest version: 4.5.4.165157
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Version 4.5.2
Csean2006
28 December 2016
What in gods name is this POS???!!! I buy ebooks through the Kobo store and it seems I have to install ADE in order to transfer my books to my ereader later, as I don't have my ereader with me right now. I thought I might read some of them on my Mac, too. Bu this System 9 looking installer does nothing. Literally. All I get is a message saying "Verifying Digital Editions 4.5 Installer.pkg". Verifying that is embarrassingly utter crap in 2016, I assume. Unbelievable. I haven't seen this kind of stuff literally since System 9. WTF is this crapware?! If/when it doesn't work, and that leaves you unable to read what you've paid for, where do you have to turn? Torrents? What a joke.
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Version 4.5.2
WetNet
14 February 2016
This crap still uses FLASH! . . .of all things. . .
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Version 4.5.1
Wolpertinger
07 October 2015
The latest version is 4.5
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Version 4.0.3
Mrtomato
25 November 2014
This really doesn't look much different from V3. The main difference is, I suppose, that it transmits your private data privately. That's good, but why it's taken until V4 is a question worth asking! What's worse is that many booksellers and libraries use ADE to transmit ebooks to their customers and in my experience with V4 so far, V4 is very unstable. In fact, I've had to follow the recommendation of one bookseller and go back to V3, which the seller said "is more stable." Basically, V4 was not able to download certain ebooks properly and as a result the entire application would crash if those ebooks were opened. It actually downloaded the full file but because, according to the seller, the metadata from the publisher was not complete, ADE crashed. At any rate, I really don't like ADE as a general ebook reader. It's too chatty. I pay for my ebooks so I don't see why my reading habits or whatever need to be collected. The problem is that there really isn't a good ebook reader for mac as far as I know.
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Version 4.0.2
Panocha
17 November 2014
It looks like a really fugly attempt to copy Calibre, but to even compare them is unfair to Calibre because this is so limited in comparison.
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Version 4.0.2
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Mrtomato
Mrtomato
18 November 2014
Wow. If this is an ugly copy of Calibre, it must be really ugly! I mean, Calibre might have looked acceptable on 10.4. It may be the ugliest programme I use on a daily basis.

Still, I don't know why you are comparing them. Calibre is a very different kind of programme. Most people I know do not use it for reading, they use it for managing their ebooks. Digital editions is a reader, not really a manager (or, not a very good manager anyway). What I don't like is that it hasn't been secure.
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Forn
08 October 2014
Phones home immediately and sends A LOT of informations to Adobe.. It even crawls the HD. Read all here: http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/10/06/adobe-spying-users-collecting-data-ebook-libraries/#.VDTgG-c1hww
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Version 3.0
Aadams77
21 July 2014
NO uninstall feature, NO uninstall tool, NO uninstall step-by-step support page...several UNanswered uninstall "support" questions in their forum (REALLY Adobe, is that the best that you can do)...I am baffled that a major software company that builds MacOS apps would deliver those apps using an installer and NOT providing any straightforward removal option(s)! In any event, here is a post from earlier today asking for help with the SAME issue that I am having with trying to uninstall this junk software (hopefully he/she gets an answer soon): https://forums.adobe.com/message/6570142
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Version 3.0
3 answer(s)
Aadams77
Aadams77
31 October 2014
Well, STILL no movement on the above link in the Adobe "Support" forums...

...so, I just posted my question to the Apple Support Communities in the hope that some kind and knowledgable soul will take notice:
https://discussions.apple.com/message/26995014
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Aadams77
Aadams77
31 October 2014
Here (again) hopefully with some BETTER spacing?

Well, STILL no movement on the above link in the Adobe "Support" forums...

...so, I just posted my question to the Apple Support Communities in the hope that some kind and knowledgable soul will take notice:

https://discussions.apple.com/message/26995014
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Strider72
Strider72
18 November 2014
I can verify -- via Pacifist -- that the installer for Version 3 only installs the app. Yes, it's silly that they use an installer for what should be drag-and-drop; but that's really all it installs. (Of course it also makes a prefs files after you run it....)
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Jazzyguy
13 March 2014
Great App in every way!
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Version 3.0