An overview of what you need to read or download an ebook on your device.
|Device||Read entire ebook? (PDF/EPUB)||Required app/PC software||Adobe ID required?||Can read single saved chapters? (PDF)|
|Windows PC or Mac||Yes||Adobe Digital Editions||Yes||Yes|
|Android, iOS tablets, Kindle Fire||Yes||Bluefire Reader||Yes||Yes|
|NOOK Simple Touch||Yes||Adobe Digital Editions (to transfer ebook)||Yes||Yes|
|Sony e-Reader||Yes||Adobe Digital Editions (to transfer ebook)||Yes||Yes|
|Kobo||Yes||Adobe Digital Editions (to transfer ebook)||Yes||Yes|
*) The Amazon Kindle does not offer the same functionality as other mobile e-readers. In general, Kindles can read PDF documents but not EPUBs. Amazon have their own ebook formats (.mobi or .azm) which are not compatible with other e-readers (Nooks, Kobos), but there are a range of Kindle apps for tablets, smartphones, and computers which enable you to read Amazon ebooks on them.
You can use the software Calibre on your computer to convert PDFs and unencrypted EPUBs to Amazon formats.
However, many ebooks which allow full downloading cannot be converted in this way.