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Google Book Downloader for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 14, 2013

Those using Google Books often find the ability to read books on multiple devices lacking. Google Book Downloader for Mac allows users to turn these books into formats for use on additional reading devices, with some limited functionality.

Google Book Downloader for Mac is available as freeware without any payment required for upgrades, although during use it occasionally asks for donations to the designers. Despite the lack of a native installer, the program's small size allowed for a fast download and installation. As a freeware program, technical support appears absent, and the program does not have instructions. A small and very basic interface allows the user to paste the Google Book URL of the item to download. Clicking an obvious "download" button begins the process of transforming the book into a PDF file for reading on a computer or another device. This process is easy and completes quickly. After conversion, any PDF reader will open the book. The completed book looks just as it would in the original format. Unfortunately, the program documentation mentions that converting multiple books in a short time may cause temporary account suspension.

Google Book Downloader for Mac works well despite its limited functionality and could appeal to users who frequently download digital books from Google Books.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3

General

Release March 2, 2013
Date Added March 2, 2013
Version 2.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 20,142
Downloads Last Week 10
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Developer's Description

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.

Please note: Repeatedly downloading books with Google Book Downloader in a short period of time can result in a temporarily ban from books.google.com.