getxbook is a collection of tools to download books from websites. There are tools to download from Google Books' "book preview", Amazon's "look inside the book", and Barnes and Noble's "book viewer". There is an optional GUI written in Tcl/Tk, and some shell scripts using OCR to create plain text or searchable PDFs and DjVu files from the downloaded books.
|Tags||books download google books Amazon barnes and noble downloader OCR DjVu PDF|
|Operating Systems||Unix Linux Windows Mac OSX BSD|
|Implementation||C Tcl/Tk shell|
Release Notes: The best quality pages are always downloaded from Google Books now. Several other small bugfixes were made throughout the code.
Release Notes: This release fixes Amazon and Barnes & Noble downloading after they changed their websites, improves HTTP handling, tries early pages from Amazon even if they aren't listed in the index, adds a progress bar, allows pasting URLs into the bar, and improves documentation.
Release Notes: The GUI has finally had a major overhaul, and is now positively attractive. This release also improves documentation, fixes a JPEG download bug, and tightens up the core code a bit.
Release Notes: The GUI is much more responsive. A getbnbook bug has been fixed.
Release Notes: This release is much more solid, with build and HTTP bugs fixed. It adds DjVu conversion scripts. Images always save with the correct extension now. The documentation has been cleaned up.