The public beta version of Digital Editions had more than 300,000 downloads in less than six months. It allows you to use bookmarks, highlights and text notes, as well as a “library view” to organize content efficiently. It offers native support for PDF files and XML-based publications, already has more than 150,000 titles edited commercially and is compatible with the IDPF Open Publication Standard (OPS) for XHTML-based eBooks.
Editors can use the new export function built into Adobe InDesign CS3 to easily create content ready for viewing with Digital Editions, reducing costs and time spent on conversion.
It uses Adobe Digital Editions Protection Technology (ADEPT). Adobe Digital Editions 1.0 will be presented at the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference in San Jose on June 19. At the same time, versions of Adobe Digital Editions are planned for mobile platforms and reading devices, and Sony has committed to embedding Digital Editions technology in its line of Sony Reader readers.
Price and requirements
Adobe Digital Editions can be downloaded for free from www.adobe.com/go/getdigitaleditions in English. For its correct operation it requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 (or higher), PowerPC G4 or G5 500 MHz processor and 128 MB of RAM. For Mac, Intel requires Mac OS X 10.4.8, 500 MHz processor and 128 MB of RAM.