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Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is an e-book reader from Adobe Systems that supports various formats such as PDF, XHMTL and EPUB. It succeeded Adobe eBook Reader.

Product history[]

Launched in June 2007, ADE was initially based on Adobe's Flash technology and also supported viewing of SWF documents. It used Adobe ADEPT as its digital rights management (DRM) technology and became Adobe's sole officially supported e-book reader on January 1, 2008. The previous Digital Rights Management activator service was retired on January 1, 2009.[1]

In August 2011, Adobe Labs began public beta testing of accessibility features in a preview of version 1.8 that was later released as version 2.0 in September 2012.

Version 3.0 was released in January 2014 and introduced more secure digital rights management and improved vertical text support.

Version 4.0 was released in September 2014 and added support for EPUB3. Version 4.5 was released in September 2015 and added support for seamless fulfillment of ebooks across devices.[2]


  1. Adobe ADEPT, Adobe Systems. Archived 2007-06-22.
  2. Adobe Digital Editions / Release Notes, Adobe Systems. Archived 2015-09-28.

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