Download and Install Adobe Digital Editions to Read Epubs on Mac OS X

With Stanza Desktop practically dead, we have one less epub reader for Mac OS X. There’s Calibre, which is an ebook reader and ebook library manager. It is also a powerful app for converting ebooks to and from various formats.

Adobe has its own ebook reader, called Adobe Digital Editions, for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It supports PDF, XHTML, and epub files. Adobe Digital Editions can be used to read books protected by Digital Rights Management or DRM.

Read more after the jump.

There are a number of great ebook readers for iOS. On the iPhone and the iPod Touch, there is Apple’s iBooks app, for instance.

Calibre and the Stanza are good apps for Mac OS X. If you have ebooks from Amazon, you may download the Kindle app for Mac OS X for free.

For comic book lovers, there is Comical and Simple Comic.

This step-by-step guide will teach you how to install Adobe Digital Editions on Mac OS X.

Go to Adobe Digital Editions installer page and click Launch.

Wait as Adobe Digital Editions installer downloads. Note that Adobe has misspelled "Downlaoder"! WTF, dude?

Adobe has its own ebook reader and library manager called Adobe Digital Editions. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to download and install Adobe Digital Editions.

  1. Go to the Adobe Digital Editions page here: download page.
  2. Scroll down to show the Digital Editions Installer;
  3. Click the Launch button on the page. A dialogue box with a progress bar labeled “Adobe Digital Editions Downlaoder” will show you a downloads progress bar. (Note that Adobe misspelled “Downlaoder.” Right.)
  4. When download completes, the installer will start automatically. In the installer window, click Continue;
  5. You will be asked where you want to install Adobe Digital Editions. Click Continue;
  6. In the next window, Click Install;
  7. When prompted type in your administrator password and click Install Software;
  8. If you agree with the license agreement, click I Agree.

Adobe Digital Editions installer software will guide you through the installation process.

You will be asked to select where you want to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. Click Continue to install in default location.

You will be asked to confirm the install destination. Click Install to continue.

It's now Mac OS X's turn to ask you if you want to install Adobe Digital Editions. Type in your password (if any) and click Install Software.

Read the Warranty Statement and the Software License Agreement (I know you want to ) and click I Agree.

That’s it. You have installed Adobe Digital Editions on Mac OS X. Adobe Digital Editions will launch automatically as soon as you’ve agreed to the license agreement.

Adobe Digital Editions requires some setting up when you launch it the first time. I’ll be posting instructions for that soon. I will be updating this page and the link below when I’m done with the post.

Please tune in again for this upcoming post read:

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