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Internet Archive Downloader

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Description from extension meta

Download PDF books from archive.org

Image from store Internet Archive Downloader
Description from store Internet Archive(archive.org) holds more than 34 millions books for free access. Some mean to be read online by borrowing for a limit period. This extension can download these books for later reading. HathiTrust Digital Library(hathitrust.org) support added. All books with full view permission can be downloaded at a click. Usage For Internet Archive(https://archive.org/): After borrowing a book, two new buttons named "Quality" and "Download" will appear under the book viewer, beside the "Favorite" button. To get current book as PDF file, click the "Download" button. To get each leaf as a JPEG file, click the "Download" button with Ctrl key pressed(Command key on Mac). With the download begins, the button will turn into a progress bar. There are variant leaf qualities for each book which the extension keeps up to four levels. Click the stars on the "Quality" button to choose one. Default is the best quality(the original image, without scaled down). For HathiTrust(https://hathitrust.org/): No login, no borrows required. Once a book page loaded, a new section named "Ayesha" will appears above the "Download" section on the left-hand side of the page. Click it to show the download controlls. There are three items, named "Quality", "Tasks" and "Download". To get current book as PDF file, click the "Download" button. To get each leaf as a image file(JPEG and/or PNG), click the "Download" button with Ctrl key pressed(Command key on Mac). With the download begins, the button will turn into a progress bar. As for leaf quality controll "Quality", the first option is "full size", which will download every page in their highest size, but they may be much different between each others. Other options will download all pages in almost the same size. The third controll is "Tasks", by which task number running synchronously can be selected. HathiTrust server does not allowed frequent access. The extension have to take some breaks during the download process. Choose a suitable task number to get the best experience. Availability For Brave to work properly, item 'File System Access API' in 'brave://flags' page should be enabled. Change log v0.7.0 Add hathitrust.org support. Add png page type support. Add Http 502/504 gateway errors support, when that happened download will retry, not just abort. If the download button does not appear due to slow network, you can show it manually by clicking the extension icon on browser toolbar after the page being loaded. v0.6.3 Possible download succeeded with 0 byte pdf for large file. Now fixed v0.6.2 * Books will be returned automatically on successful download to make it available to other users v0.6.1 * Possibble leaf lost caused by unexpected abort. Now fixed * In some browsers under incorrect settings, download succeeded but no file found. Now fixed v0.6.0 * Downloads will now retry automatically whenever network errors occured. So it will work more smoothly than ever * Download process can be aborted immediately now. There is no need to wait for cleaning up any more * Fix button title place inaccurate * More browsers are supported * Compatibility improvements v0.5.0 * Add option of downloading as JPEG files v0.4.0 * Retrieve page info from book structure instead of from book reading window, in case it may be incorrect on boundary conditions * Buttons show up quickly even on slow network now * Improve the reliability and stability v0.3.0 * Add option of page quality * Constraint the download function to media type of books borrowed, don't interfere with other media or books of always available * Clean uncompleted files on failed/canceled downloads v0.2.0 * Download to a whole PDF book * Independant of CORS extension v0.1.0 * Download each page to a single JPEG file * Dependant on CORS extension

Latest reviews

  • (2023-11-25) Erik Miguel Ortiz Díaz: Se tardó a madres porque el libro estaba largo.... pero funcionó. 10 de 10
  • (2023-11-14) Corey Murray: Thank you for making this. I tried it and it worked without issue. I do have one question, however: After I downloaded a few books (I didn't keep track of how many), neither the "Quality" nor the "Download" buttons appeared after I borrowed a book. Is there a limit to how many books I can downlaod at a time, or is this a bug?
  • (2023-11-12) Will Beamish: Thank you, very useful
  • (2023-11-10) Noah B: Thank you soooo much. Old process for ripping pdfs was such a hassle. Dev I love you.
  • (2023-10-24) Tasneem Usman: This is an absolute blessing.
  • (2023-10-12) Seth Miller: Works perfectly!
  • (2023-10-05) CyberHacker: Funciona perfecto
  • (2023-09-29) Meshall Munir: OK! i am impressed! it ACTUALLY works!
  • (2023-09-25) PK Hou: works
  • (2023-09-19) Andy Zaayenga: Awesome, works perfectly in Brave. Remember to disable your adblockers and URL stripper. Thank you, developer!
  • (2023-09-18) Venom 85: Excelente, Si Funciona, muchas gracias.!!!
  • (2023-09-18) Benjamin Espinoza (Benny): 10/10 una maravilla, ya le estaba captura a cada página, eres todo un crack te amo.
  • (2023-09-06) Itziar Mendizabal Lujambio: Simplemente increible
  • (2023-08-30) Files Gamale: perfect, just turn off ad blcokers to downlaod
  • (2023-08-25) Emma Scotto: After it says that it downloaded, how can i see where it downloaded
  • (2023-08-25) Astraea: you're a life saver
  • (2023-08-24) Mike T: I kneel.
  • (2023-08-18) Benjamin Aguilar: Funciona perfecto.
  • (2023-08-17) mins: Downloads a 0 byte PDF and a crswap file, waited for a bit and tried a few times, but it just didn't work
  • (2023-08-14) Ivan Podorozhko: thanks to devs! works like a charm
  • (2023-08-14) LUCPIX: You saved my life.
  • (2023-08-04) Zaidu Kazembe: Extremely helpful
  • (2023-07-31) Mohammed Haboubi: Your tool saved me lots of time I never thought your tool would work but it did before this I was recording my screen as video then take snapshots for each page then mixing all images into pdf then I do OCR now I only do OCR
  • (2023-07-29) Carlos CGI: Funciona perfecto! Me ha ahorrado una cantidad increíble de trabajo
  • (2023-07-28) cristo3214: Hey, it works. Saves a ton of hassle to get a proper PDF with pages instead of some e-pub, for quoting academic works!
  • (2023-07-27) Baha Satkumbaev: Отлично работает в Edge!!!
  • (2023-07-22) Lak K: Works perfectly with Chrome Version 114.0.5735.199 (Official Build) (64-bit). Thank you so much for your hard-work!
  • (2023-07-15) The void: i assume it works but it get this error on brave: showsavefilepicker is not identified
  • (2023-07-12) Draghici Paul: Worked like a charm!!
  • (2023-07-12) Eddie Wang: Pretty Legit. No extras. Just what it claims to do.
  • (2023-07-11) Milo Zabál: if you need to download a book it isn't because you want to harm society.
  • (2023-07-11) Sanskar Tripathi: Not working
  • (2023-07-10) abed sako: Worked perfectly for me, Thank you.
  • (2023-07-08) Vanessa Hargreaves: Works perfectly
  • (2023-07-03) Aek: 0.5.1 from the github website is not installing on Chrome but 0.5.0 is working fine. This doesn't download original pdf but rather download images of pages and combine it to pdf file. Thanks for the hard - work of the developers behind this tool.
  • (2023-06-30) David Bodycombe: This is excellent - thanks so much. Any chance of it being updated to include magazines?
  • (2023-06-30) Fluffy Cloud: Works perfectly. Absolutely lifesaving!
  • (2023-06-29) Memento Mori: Parfait Il suffit d'emprunter un livre pour faire apparaître le bouton de téléchargement. Merci beaucoup
  • (2023-06-25) Jen Ann: The buttons appears after "borring" a book but when clicking on download I get an error. Reference error: showsavefilepicker not defined. I am on Chromonium. Therefore, extension is not working.
  • (2023-06-25) Aditya Murti: OMG props to the developer!!!!
  • (2023-06-24) Warcin M: Worked flawlessly for me.
  • (2023-06-23) Adam WastedTime: Thank you its very useful
  • (2023-06-21) Ernesto Guevara: I installed it on Chromium and it worked fine. Wonderful extension! Thank you to the developer!
  • (2023-06-20) Nandito Gema Mahardika: it worked flawlessly, thanks!
  • (2023-06-20) Damjan Kovač: Works great! Downloaded book 962 pages long. It did not work properly in Brave, but in Chrome works like a charm. Thank you, it's such a life saver.
  • (2023-06-16) Will Goldby: It worked! THANK YOU!
  • (2023-06-13) Princeps Statisticum: This extension really works!
  • (2023-06-08) برامج الجزيرة: pretty cool actually! working very well! i recommend it.
  • (2023-06-06) mrio0069: Funciona 100%
  • (2023-05-29) Frank Utne: Brilliant. It saves me a lot of time and trouble. I used to have to identify the urls of the images of the first and last page, download them all with DownThemAll, using its indexing feature, and then create a PDF from the images. The only thing missing is an option to download the images themselves for further postprocessing with ImageMagick. The images are usually of poor contrast, color balance, and sharpness, but are easily improved, en mass, using IM. Maybe a future feature?

Latest issues

  • (2023-10-19, v:0.6.3) Ally D: Download issue
    Running into an issue it seems a couple others have had - have my adblock disabled, but when the download bar shows as complete it only downloads a 0 byte PDF and a crswap file. (Have my adblocks on that page disabled; not sure what else might be going on.)
  • (2023-09-05, v:0.6.2) Paperback Warrior: Mirroring Same Issue
    Returning the book before download is finished.
  • (2023-09-05, v:0.6.2) Manhattan Johnson: Possible problem with new update
    Since the recent update, which returns the borrowed books automatically after they´re supposedly finished, I´m not able to finish the downloads anymore. I think it´s because after the download is finished, it usually takes something like 30 seconds before the file is actually compiled and downloaded, but because the extension automatically returns the book, the download is left unfinished. Maybe it only happens with people with slow internet, or maybe it´s a more general problem, but I wanted to leave my comment here hoping that it can be fixed. Thank you.
  • (2023-09-04, v:0.6.2) Rolando Z: 0 bytes pdf
    Hello. At the end of the process of download, the downloaded pdf has 0 bytes. There is a temporary heavy file that disappears at the end.


40,000 history
4.5661 (189 votes)
Last update / version
2024-02-25 / 0.7.0
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