Bulk Image Downloader alternatives for Mac

Bulk Image Downloader is a handy tool when it comes to downloading images from many sites. The only problem is that it works on Windows systems only. So if you're someone that just switched from Windows to MacOS, this is kind of frustrating. But fret not, there are a few alternative image-download software you can try on Mac that are really good and could help fill the void.

1. WFDownloader App

WFDownloader App Mac screenshot

WFDownloader App is a general-purpose bulk downloader that can bulk-grab any kind of file from supported sites easily and quickly. Apart from supporting many wallpaper sites, it supports many of the big image hosting sites and search engines including Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, DeviantArt, Bing, Google, etc. Note that for many sites, it supports setting various configurations via a "Config" button depending on what the site allows. For example for wallpapersden.com, you can set the image resolution and page range for galleries that span across multiple pages. Occasionally, you can run into a website that is not directly supported by the application. In this case, you can use the manual search option to get what you want. You can search for hyperlinks, images, videos, or use the provided crawler mode for a more advanced link search. The application also supports password-protected sites by either allowing you to import cookies from your browser or letting you use its built-in browser to log in.

Features

  • Can download images from many supported sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
  • Allows downloading from unsupported sites via manual link search which has a smart image search mode to extract just the links you want.
  • Can download a list of image URLs contained in a file or copied from your clipboard.
  • Can help you generate and download a list of URLs that follow a certain pattern e.g. image001.jpg to image100.jpg.
  • Can download from password-protected sites by either allowing you to log in via its inbuilt browser or letting you import cookies from your browser.
  • Has special support for grabbing forum media and can automatically handle extracting forum links from external hosts such as Imgur, Imagebam, etc.
  • Supports extracting images from open directories.
  • Comes with a configurable crawler to help you extract images from an entire website.
  • It's an extensible downloader that allows anyone to support new sites on their own and even share their extension with their friends.
  • Allows queuing multiple jobs at once for example, queuing multiple artist pages or image galleries at once for download via batch link search.
  • Allows you to export links you've extracted so that you can use them in other applications.
  • Can save download progress and resume later.
  • Free software.
  • Cross-platform software (so you can also use it on Windows, and Linux in addition to MacOS).

Get WFDownloader App.

2. RipMe

RipMe Screenshot

RipMe is an intuitive album ripper/downloader that can be found on GitHub. RipMe can download whole albums from supported sites that are listed on the application's GitHub page. For sites not listed, you have to request the developers of the application to support them. You can batch-download a list of URLs that must be supplied as a file. There are some nice options you can configure for example you can auto-rip from the clipboard, prefer mp4 over gif for site rips, overwrite existing files for albums that have been downloaded before, enable sound notifications, etc. RipMe is a free open-source software (FOSS) and anyone is free to contribute to the project. RipMe is Java-based and so requires you to have the Java runtime already installed on your Mac book. It requires a minimum version of Java 8 though.

Features

  • Has a very simple/intuitive interface where you just paste in the image URL of the page and then click the "Rip" button.
  • Works well for supported sites such as Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.
  • Can batch download a list of links that must be supplied as a file.
  • Allows generating and downloading a range of URLs (fusker URLs).
  • Allows extracting of links without downloading them if you select the "Save URLs only" option.
  • Allows easily re-ripping albums to fetch new content.
  • Allows downloading from password-protected files via importing cookies.
  • Allows various settings/configurations which can be seen in the image above.
  • Cross-platform i.e., works on Windows, MacOS, and Linux as long as you have Java already installed.
  • Free and Open-source (FOSS).

Get RipMe.

3. SiteSucker

sitesucker screenshot

SiteSucker is a bona fide Mac application that can download entire websites. It has a simple yet intuitive user interface. You can configure the crawler to download not just images but any kind of file. The crawler can also be configured to skip certain URLs thereby, allowing the search to complete much faster. Because the crawler is very powerful and has a lot of settings you can make, you should endeavour not to make careless settings. It also has a queue manager to manage multiple jobs. SiteSucker is also able to download from password-protected sites. All you need to do is to ensure you have already logged in via the Safari browser otherwise, you can supply a username and password to be added to its KeyChain. SiteSucker can be purchased from the Mac App Store for $4.99 which is a fair amount if you ask me.

Features

  • Can be configured to download images by setting up the appropriate filter.
  • Supports downloading from password-protected websites.
  • Allows you to download whole websites for offline viewing locally including their images.
  • It also has a version for iOS.

Get SiteSucker.

Conclusion

You can still bulk download images on your Mac book using the above BID alternatives. If you have any BID alternative that I missed, please specify in the comments section. Also, have you tried any of these applications above? What was your experience?

 

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