Yes, I know I can use Zapier or Make. That is complicated, every time I setup a new attachment field, I got to setup a new workflow ?? Madness.
It’s 2023 and Airtable didn’t manage to add a single “Download all attachments” button. I understand that is taxing their servers, so they can give me a slow download at least, that’s fine. Are they doing it on purpose, now starting thinking perhaps
Yes, I know they are extensions for that too. And it is either free up to 10 records per day (miniextensions), or it is 4 dollar per month (another extension) or then 50 dollar per month if you have miniextensions.
That may work for some but how about try to download completely free. This shouldn’t be something I need to pay for.
This assumes you have generated expiring URLs using automation.
I came up with 2 ways. Well, it’s not completely convenient but it is pretty okay.
- the Easy way…
Download Chrome extension Simple Mass Downloader …
There you can setup either:
a) copy the URLs from the table and past into the extension (load clipboard) and download links
b) you can also open detail view of the record and download attachments you need (use filter to filter only attachments and images that have “airtableuserconcent” in the URL)
- The better way… (here is soltuion if you are on Mac, but Windows has scripts too):
Here is a small script in Automator on MacOS. When executed, it will read the clipboard and save links.
These 2 methods can download any number of records. The only issue all downloads will be in one folder without knowing which attachment is for what record.
Anybody has other ideas how to download the attachments download in bulk?
There are other Chrome extensions allowing you also to rename attachments or adding prefix or adding a subfolder while they are downloaded but this slows down the process.
Automator should be able to prompt me for a download folder name or suffix in a dialogue popup asking for input, but I haven’t figured out how to do it and it still does slow down downloads a bit because that would be download by individual record.
Still better than downloading each image/attachment manually.
Another option is to use a download manager like Motrix if you are on MacOS and past the links. This just downloads the images without the option to decide about the file name or subdirectory.