Adobe Digital Editions v1.8 now out – too little, too late

It's been 17 months since the last release of Adobe DE, and I had long since given up hope. But on Monday Adobe quietly released a preview copy of the next version of Adobe Digital Edition. It's not complete, so you might want to wait for the official release.

They only announced it today, and I just downloaded it. It really looks good. The old disgustingly ugly interface is gone, and Adobe DE now looks something like NookStudy. It still has diddly-squat for reading options, though. You can bookmark a page and that's it. But on the upside it now supports ebooks from B&N as well as some new accessibility features.

I'm not sure that it's even worth downloading; it doesn't compare well to NookStudy. I've written about NookStudy in the past and I've called it the most feature rich reading app for Windows (it is!). Adobe DE is now a poor copy of the best app and it does far less.

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P.S. If you don't want to actually download it, you can read about the new features in this Epub.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Comments on Adobe Digital Editions v1.8 now out – too little, too late

  1. Among the biggest limitations: ADE 1.8 currently will not interface to e-reader devices.

  2. When it does (hopefully in the next update) will we be able to read B&N ebooks on any epub device?

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