Scribd downloader scripts and tricks to download without uploading

By | February 12, 2014

Introduction ///

scribd-download Scribd is one of the largest online document sharing service. It’s like Rapidshare for documents, PDFs and PPTs. It is essentially a paid service and hence even if it lets you view a certain amount of documents for Free, you can’t download them unless you upgrade to a paid membership. Also, with the free membership, you can view a limited number of documents stored in Scribd’s database. You need a Scribd downloader in order to get the files you want for free. In this blog post, you are going to learn how to download unlimited files from Scribd for free. You don’t even have to create an account with Scribd to download most of the documents. With the scribd downloader scripts and tricks that you are going to learn about in this post, you’d be able to bypass the account and upload requirements and get the files that you need. Enjoy these free scribd downloader methods. Let’s start with the first one.

Easiest way to download documents from scribd ///

1) Go to, search for the document you want and open it. scribd-downloader-1 2) Right-click anywhere on the page and click view page source. scribd-downloader-2 3) Search for access_key, once you find it copy it to some place. See the image above for an example of what the key looks like. scribd-downloader-3 4) Get the document id of the documents that you want to download using this free scribd downloader. See the image below for an example of what the document id looks like. scribd-downloader-4 5) Replace access_key and document id in this url

And paste the modified url in a new browser window.

scribd-downloader-5 6) Let the document load. Once it is completely loaded, click on the print button and then save as pdf. scribd-downloader-6 7) That’s it! The document will be downloaded as a pdf file to your computer. There are a couple of more scribd downloader methods using which you can download from scribd without paying them money.

Using Greasemonkey script to download scribd files ///

As you may know, Scribd is not just a place where you can find articles, documents and goodies, but a lot of other content. This method will let you download stuff from Scribd for free, without even having to log in with your Facebook account. With this method, you would neither have to buy a paid membership, nor upload something to Scribd. 1) You will need Mozilla firefox for this operation. Go to this link and download the latest version. 2) Add Greasemonkey add-on to your browser. Download it from here and hit install. 3) Download this user-script and install it within Greasemonkey. 4) Go to any document on scribd and click on download. This custom script will automatically bypass scribd’s payment page and give you the option to download your document.

Other methods ///

There are two more method to download scribd files. First one is the mobile method. In this method, you use the scribd mobile site and use that as your scribd downloader. This method was working a few months before but has stopped working now. At least the procedure has change. Google for the latest procedure to download files from scribd using mobile sites. scribd-downloader-7 The second one is the one that scribd wants you to follow. They want their database to grow, hence they are always looking for people, who can contribute valuable files. If you want to download files from scribd using uploading method. Create a .txt file, add some valuable content to it and upload it to scribd’s servers. Once the file is approved, you’ll be able to download unlimited documents from scribd for the next 24 hours.

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of this article.

Now that you know how to download files from Scribd for free, go ahead and download whatever documents you like.

If you faced any problems in following this tutorial, leave a comment below. Thanks for reading this article. ;)

8 thoughts on “Scribd downloader scripts and tricks to download without uploading

  1. Excited

    Ten thousand internet cookies and kudos to you!
    Totally worked. I feel cooler.

  2. Nic

    First method didn’t work for me. I get “IO error streaming document” on google chrome.

  3. Nic

    Well, apparently the document I was trying to download from scribd wasn’t actually a *.pdf but a bunch of jpg’s. Unfortunately neither flashgot nor downthemall managed to download all images at once, however all I had to do was saving the page and then looking in the folder for the jpg files. So basically right clicking anywhere on a blank part of the website and saving as did the trick for me.

  4. akane

    Yeay I can do it using the first method! But it don’t let me download it, only print options available.

  5. zeline

    The first method works for me. I use firefox. And I think you cannot download it, only print it as pdf. Thank you very much for posting this.


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