- by Firefox user 14580527, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5A real shame about this extension. I downloaded and unzipped the now necessary desktop program, but it won't open on my system (the bat window opens for a fraction of a second then closes). I'm looking for the last version that worked for me: 1.8.2 - anyone have a link? The alternative add-ons aren't as good (for me).
- by Firefox user 14139333, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5I search for something like this for months. Works perfect with scientific papers. Now i can read on my phone even when the internet is slow thks to this
- by Firefox user 10377564, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Hi! I downloaded the zip file from your page which contains the desktop version of grabmybook, but I cant find (inside the zip file) which file have to run in order to install the program. Any help?
Thanks in advance!
- by M. Northstar, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5An amazing add-on. It works kind of like Pocket or other offline browsers, but grabs the page into an impressively well-formed epub file. The advantage of epub is that it is a very versatile, adaptive format for which there are a thousand different readers, including all the stand-alone e-book readers. This extension quickly became one of my essentials, and I don't know what I'd do if a WebExtension version hadn't become available.
- by Firefox user 13913124, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5It worked fine before the update that changed the plug-in to require the "desktop program." Considering that it worked without it, completely contained within Firefox, I consider making an outside program required ridiculously unnecessary and restricts usage to only what operating systems it supports. The plug-in updated in the last two days without my knowledge and of course I had several articles saved, so when I went to access them to see if they were still there, I got that infuriating "desktop program required" notice directing me to a third-party website to download software to keep using what I've been using for months. So that's great, I lost an entire week's worth of reading on top of it. Will be uninstalling immediately.
- by Firefox user 13869245, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5Currently the best... but it could still be better.
This addon has everything I want from a 'download to epub' addon - when it works. Unfortunately, the jar sometimes fails to start with no error messages, and the 'grab link' and 'grab tabs' options also seem to fail randomly; - zirusmusings.com, wwyxhqc.wordpress.com, and cardboardtranslations.com all fail in 'grab tab' or 'grab link' or even 'paste URL'. They *do* work in 'grab page', but man. If you're trying to download a 700-page story, who has time to open every page in a new tab and manually grab them all?
The addon I was using after Quantum broke this one is much less feature-rich, but it did at least basically let me grab tabs. I couldn't edit the book before saving, though, or set a title or cover art. I might go back to this one, because all that is great, but I'd love to see it be more consistent about grabbing links and tabs. The old version seemed to handle this stuff fine, so... yeah.
TLDR: Great and feature rich - when it works.
- by Firefox user 13845986, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5This was my epub web page grabber, But.
The Firefox (56.0) legacy ext. worked well, could added articles, pictures etc with "Sigil" to my older epubs.
Now "GMB legacy" doesn't work with Firefox 57.0 => and your stuck with "GMB Desktop" which has to be running first before you can capture with the supposed "EXT." (two downloads to work??) though it does work in my Chrome Browser admittedly, but with the same hastle.
And don't ask about the withered option menu...