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Free Adobe Digital Editions Alternatives

The best free alternative to Adobe Digital Editions is SumatraPDF, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Adobe Digital Editions and 18 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Adobe Digital Editions are calibre, Polar, Apple Books and Thorium Reader.

Adobe Digital Editions alternatives are mainly eBook Readers but may also be eBook Libraries or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Digital Editions.
This page was last updated Nov 24, 2021
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  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

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  1. Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) viewer for Windows.

    SumatraPDF vs Adobe Digital Editions opinions
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    nameoftherose99

    It support a variety of file formats such as .epub, mobi, pdf, etc. and it does so without breaking a sweat. You can use highlight not only on all these formats but also on protected files as well. Definitely my favorite in this category. Only downside is the lack of dark theme and some scaling issues.

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  2. Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application made by users, for users. Many languages, designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.

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    Most users think calibre is a great alternative to Adobe Digital Editions.
    norz

    Includes a good ebook viewer. The only one with Adobe Digital Editions that renders complex .epub books faithfully afaik.

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    Just works for most pubs.

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  3. Polar is a powerful desktop app for managing all your web content, books, and notes. Polar keeps all your content in one place, supports tagging, annotation, highlighting and keeps track of your reading progress.

  4. Apple Books is the single destination for all the books you love, and the ones you’re about to. Browse the Book Store, join Oprah’s new Book Club, keep track of what you’ve read and want to read, and listen to enthralling audiobooks. All in one place.

  5. Thorium Reader is a free, open source multi-language EPUB reader for Windows 10, MacOS and Linux. It's privacy aware and highly accessible for visually impaired and dyslexic people.



  6. Calibre Web

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Calibre Web is a web app providing a clean interface for browsing, reading and downloading eBooks using an existing Calibre database.

  7. BookFusion

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    eBook platform focused on openness that provides e-book library management and reader for users to upload & read their e-books across all devices while also allowing businesses and schools to create their own digital library to distribute content.

  8. Icecream Ebook Reader transforms your computer screen into a convenient EPUB reader.

  9. Alfa eBooks Manager

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    The most powerful and easy-to-use Book Organizer

    Alfa Ebooks Manager is a free program that allows to organize your electronic and paper books in single e-Library.

  10. Yomu EBook Reader

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Yomu is an independent reader for book lovers. Yomu’s design is carefully crafted for ebooks and offers custom styles for better readability and distraction-free reading.

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