How To Download Books On Mac

Feb 24,2020 • Filed to: PDF Tips

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The virtual world is full with countless books, magazines, periodicals, and other reading material available to everyone. The problem with many different applications that let you download books in PDF form from Google Books on Mac (Including Sierra) is that they fail to download due to restrictions on the files. Never fail however; there is an application that will evacuate these limitations permitting you to download Google books as PDF flawlessly. On the off chance that you need to change over other formats to PDF files, please try PDFelement Pro.

Part 1. How to Download Google Books as PDF on Mac

If you want to download Google Books as PDF on Mac system, it will be very helpful to use Google Books Downloader. This software only requires two steps to complete the job without causing you any headache and you will soon be enjoying your free eBook from Google Books on your Mac in PDF form.

Step 1. Download and Install Google Books Downloader

Simple go to the Google Books Downloader and download the program to your Mac and you will be ready to begin the simple process.

Step 2. Download Google Books with the 3rd-Party Downloader

Now that you have the Google Book Downloader installed on Mac, it will run as an app on your Mac. To download an eBook from Google Books you will need to know the URL where the eBook resides at.

Open the Google Books Downloader and type in the URL for the eBook you want to download in PDF on Mac and the app will begin to download the eBook. Depending on the size of the book, it may take some time to download. After the Google Book Downloader completes the task, you will have a folder on your Mac desktop that contains the eBook in JPEG or PDF format.

Part 2. How to Edit PDF Google Books on Mac

In addition to being able to download Google Book in PDF on mac, you will now have the ability to add notes, annotations, and add bookmarks to PDF file by using PDFelement Pro. This fantastic program has incredible PDF altering highlights, empowering you to effectively make change and markup your PDF document. In addition, you can likewise change over your PDF Google Books to other famous record designs without losing the first format.

Step 1. Open PDF Google Books on PDFelement Pro

Install this Google Book PDF editor and launch it, you will see 'Open File' button, click the button to open your PDF file.

Step 2. Edit Google Books PDF

Click on 'Text' option you will see lots of edit PDF tools. With the assistance of these apparatuses, you can alter content, include picture, include interface, include add watermark and so on.

Step 3. Save PDF

Simply click on 'File' on the top, click 'Save' and then you will find the Google Book PDF file on your folder.

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What an attractive advertisement! I bet some of you already have purchased this new Mac. As the development of technology, the screen of the tablet and smart phone is bigger and bigger. People choose to read eBooks on tablets are mostly enjoy the big screen feature. If you are really intending to dive into the ebook world because of the screen, MacBook Air will be a good option. Since you have your Mac ready, I will share you some tips and tricks of reading Google books on Mac. Why I choose google play books? Because you will never find any exclusive Google Play reader app named Google Play books for Mac like Kindle for Mac on your Mac computer.

Part 1. Read Google books online on Mac

Read Google books on mac with web browser

This is the universal known way to read Google books on mac. Do not want to download any apps on your computer? This way is what you want. Below is the detailed steps.

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Log in your Google account and go to My Books-->eBooks, and you will find all your purchased eBooks there.

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Just click the book cover, the book will be open with your web browser. Mine is Chrome.

According the above picture, you can see the table of content, font changing, search bar, help button and bookmark button. So if you are not planning to read Google books offline on mac, these features will satisfy your basic needs.

Part 2. Read Google books offline on Mac

If you are not satisfied with the online web reader, you can also read Google books offline on Mac. Here I will introduce two different ways to read Google books offline. You can practice the one you like best after knowing how it works. To read Google books offline on Mac, we have to download google play books to Mac at first.

Must-have stepDownload Google play books on Mac

Go to My Books-->>Ebooks, you will see all your purchased Google Play Books in your library. Find the book you want to download and click the three dots under the book cover and you will see that there some options as below picture.

Here you will encounter two possible scenarios at this process.

Scenario 1: When you click on 'Download EPUB' or 'Download PDF' , you will download the google books as epub file or PDF file directly.

In this situation, you can just open these epub or pdf file with your Adobe Digital Editions for reading.

Scenario 2: When you click on 'Download EPUB' or 'Download PDF' , you will get the acsm file instead of EPUB or PDF file.

But what is ACSM file? Generally speaking, ACSM file is not a real ebook but you can consider it as the link for you to download the real Google books. But you need to do more steps before downloading the real google play books which is authorizing your computer with your Adobe ID. If you do not have one, just create one at the official Adobe website. If you still have not installed the Adobe Digital Editions, please download it here.

Authorize Adobe ID as below instruction.

Run Adobe Digital Editions. At your Menu bar, click 'Help'-->>'Authorize Computer'. The authorize window will pop up. Just fill in your Adobe ID and passwords, and then click on 'Authorize' button to finish the authorization.

When you have successfully authorized your computer with Adobe ID, just drag and drop the .ACSM file to the main interface of Adobe Digital Editions. The google books will be downloaded automatically.

When the google book has been downloaded to your computer completely, it will open automatically at the Adobe Digital Editions as below picture.

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Also, you can find this downloaded books at your computer at the folder at its default path: /user/user name/Documents/Digital Editions. In below picture, you can see that this book is not with the extension .acsm, but .pdf which means this book has been downloaded successfully.

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If you are still confused of downloading Google book, you may find the answer in this article: How to Download Google Books to PDF.

Read Google books on mac with Adobe Digital Editions

Since Google Play does not develop its own reader apps, it allows you to download your google play books(.acsm file) on mac via Adobe Digital Editions. What's more, when Google books has been downloaded successfully with ADE, it will automatically open in ADE. That's why ADE is the first tool I want to share here for reading Google books on mac. It can open and read Adobe adept DRM protected eBooks, like Google play books.

Read Google books in iBooks or any other third party reader app

As the Mac user, I bet you must be very familiar with the iBooks, the built-in eBook reader on Mac computer. It is an amazing thing to read your books on mac in iBooks, right? It is universal known that Google books are protected by Adobe's DRM while the iBooks app can only open epub or pdf ebooks without DRM protection or purchased from iBooks store. To read Google books in iBooks, we have to remove DRM from Google play books.

It is a very easy step with the help of one powerful tool--Epubor Ultimate which can remove DRM from eBooks purchased from Google play, Amazon Kindle and Kobo.

Download the tool for free:

Run Epubor Ultimate, you will see the downloaded book will automatically load under the Adobe tab at the left side bar. Just drag the book from left to right column and the book will be decrypted automatically. Easy like ABC, right?

When the the google play book has been decrypted, you can click on 'Decrypted' or the folder icon to open the output folder stored the decrypted google books.

2Read Google Books in iBooks or any third party reader apps easily

Just find the decrypted google books and drag & drop it to the main interface of iBooks on mac.

Double click the book cover to read google books in iBooks. You can see clearly the google play books display very well at the iBooks library.


Since you get the DRM-FREE Google books, you can also read this book at any other third party eBook reader apps. I know some ebook lovers prefer to managing all of their books at one reader apps for better management.

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Iris Yan joined Epubor since 2017. She always wants to share everything related to ebook reading and improve your reading journey.