Google Books is a service that stores books in a digital database available to the general public. Google’s built-in reader can be a little uncomfortable to use, due to several distracting elements, such as navigation menus and ads. To avoid all that, you can save the book locally using Google’s PDF download feature or you can use a dedicated tool that can search and grab Google Books in PDF format.
Google Book Downloader is just the tool to fulfill this requirement. It’s accessible, easy-to-use and makes a great choice for teachers, students, or plain book lovers.
The installation process is quite fast and doesn’t pose major problems. The program’s interface is extremely simple, no visual incentives or eye-candy elements involved. A few menus offer access to some of its most important features, such as adding a new book, Pause/Resume download or grouping the books by their download status.
In order to add a new book, users ought to own the book code/link or the ISBN number. After you enter one of these, select a server (the one that is nearest to your area) and press ‘Search’. If the operation takes longer than expected, you can break the search and start a new one.
The Options section of the application allows users to perform several customizations, such as configuring the Autosave function, the book quality and preferences for the P2P/Proxy channels.
All in all, Google Book Downloader is simple enough to address all audiences, but still lacks speed in the book search process (it takes more than a few minutes at times). The efforts are worth it though, because it allows you to store your favorite books on your computer and enjoy them at any time.