Google Book Downloader
Google Book Downloader
2.3

4.0

Google Book Downloader free download for Mac

Google Book Downloader

2.3
30 March 2012

Download digital books from books.google.com.

Overview

Note: Google Book Downloader is no longer under development.

Google Book Downloader is a tool for downloading digital books from books.google.com. Give it the URL or ID of a Google Book and it will create a PDF of that book. Some books can already be downloaded from the web, but many cannot. If you see a book that has a full or limited preview but no download, Google Book Downloader can download that-or at least the parts you can read on the web. Google Book Downloader is not operated by, sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with Google.

What's new in Google Book Downloader

Version 2.3:
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15 Google Book Downloader Reviews

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anonymous-dingo-653
28 August 2011

Most helpful

Overall, a nice way to exploit and online resource that has given writers world wide something to worry about. Still, the developer made a big mistake using a trademarked name in the title of this software. Really, really foolish; and the disclaimer in the description won't mean squat for that. Perhaps something like "G-Book Downloader" would be at least avoid direct confrontation.
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Version 2.0
Dr-Sparks
23 July 2019
Developer's site does not exist any more. http://hactheplanet.com/mac/googlebookdownloader
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Version 2.3
Saneman1
01 January 2019
Is there going to be a 64-bit update or will this be abandoned after Mojave is updated to the Next Mac OSX?
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Version 2.3
tenshi-vien
05 November 2016
its not worth it. You can't access the whole book, might as well buy ebook for yourself. it doesnt even deserve a speck
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Version 2.3
Virus90
18 September 2011
really use-full app for one who really keeps on finding eBooks on internet n most of them we can find easy on Google books and this app makes download easy....
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Version 2.1
MichaelHaeusler
12 September 2011
Works. It would be great to have the same kind of tool for Amazon's "Look Inside"/"Search Inside" service. ;)
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Version 2.1
anonymous-dingo-653
28 August 2011
Overall, a nice way to exploit and online resource that has given writers world wide something to worry about. Still, the developer made a big mistake using a trademarked name in the title of this software. Really, really foolish; and the disclaimer in the description won't mean squat for that. Perhaps something like "G-Book Downloader" would be at least avoid direct confrontation.
Like (3)
Version 2.0
schmelding
28 August 2011
Hey, it works! Thanks for this helpful tool. Also, thank you for keeping it simple.
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Version 2.0
Dana-Sutton
28 August 2011
In my work I depend a lot on Google Books postings of rare scholarly books, and since they have rejiggered their site to make it more friendly to portable devices, it has become much harder to use on a desktop PC. This includes the fact that they no longer offer a PDF download feature of their own. Just yesterday I was struggling with downloading a PDF of an 800+ pp. book and wasted a lot of time fooling with it without any good result Today I found this wonderful program which handled the job very gracefully in about ninety seconds. This will become a valuable addition to my toolkit. Anybody who seriously depends on Google Books needs to have it!
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Version 2.0
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Lumac52
Lumac52
29 August 2011
Actually they do still offer PDF download (at least of many Full View books), but it's a little harder to find the link now. The instructions here worked for me: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/books/thread?tid=664e953918ebfe92&hl=en
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Sonshine
23 July 2010
Terrific Idea! But this software is not yet delivering. I'm afraid that even after the "update" there is still a bug in the software so that not everything which can be viewed on a Google Books title can actually be downloaded by this software. Though I certainly look forward to when it can... please keep up updated! Well done.
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Version 1.0.1
Just-A-User
28 January 2010
seems one has to know how to use it without revealing ons´s IP to google. Might be against the guidelines google imposes. Concerning other comments: this has absolutely nothing to do with free ebooks or online availability or whatever, since those rules are not affected by this software.
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Version 1.0.1
Free

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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