Thursday, April 4, 2013

Gutenberg enables you to send free eBooks to Dropbox and Google Drive

We often find it inconvenient to transfer downloaded free eBooks to our reading device. As the most storied free-eBook site, Guterberg has added new functions, which enables us to directly send free eBooks to Dropbox and Google Drive. Thus we can easily download free eBooks on iPad, Android phone / tablet or black-and-white eReader.

I demonstrated on my computer in this post.

1. Go to

2. Type in the name of a book and press "Enter".

Or simply click "Search Catalog". There will be 3 categories provided: Popular, Latest and Random. Here I select "Popular".

3. Click to select one book to your taste. Click "Next" at the bottom of the page to get more.

4. Several formats are offered to be downloaded. For EPUB and Kindle, extra Dropbox and Google Drive icons are given.

  • Click Dropbox icon, there will be a window requesting your permission. 

           Click "Allow". A "Sent to File Hoster" prompt will come to you in seconds. Right after you click "OK", you will receive an email notification from Dropbox.

          Click the account page link to go to Dropbox site, all connected apps will be listed with Gutenberg included. Go to "Apps" -> "Gutenberg", you will find your eBook there.

  • Click Google Drive icon, similarly, there will be a warning to ask for your permission. Click "Allow access". Then click "OK". Go to Google Drive (, you will find the book added under "My Drive" category.

As long as your reading device is Internet connected and you have account for either service, you can feel free to send eBooks to Dropbox or Google Drive and download them on the device.