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[New free plugin] File Downloader


Hi all,

We’ve just released a new free plugin called File Downloader! This allows you to run a simple workflow action to download a file through your browser (and specify a file name!).

To use it, just search for the File Downloader plugin and add it to your Bubble app. Once added, you’ll have a new action available called “Download file.”

Currently this only works with individual files (including zip files), but the ability to download multiple at once (potentially as a zip file) is in the works!

Demo: run-mode / editor

Please send any questions, issues, or suggestions to or reply to this thread!

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Thanks for the plugin. :wink:

and action:


Works like a charm! Thanks @david2

Would be great to allow preview of PDFs in a popup or browser tab, instead of downloading.


Doesn’t work on my app unfortunately :frowning:


Great plugin, very simple to use.

I just encountered an issue with some types of file uploaded by my users, like .msg files.



HI David,

I’m not able to get the download plugin working. I’ve saved the file to my db. I have a repeating group with a download icon, here’s my workflow:


Nothing is happening after I click on the download icon. I’ve also tried to Set State with the current record and download from the Set State condition, but nothing happens. Also setting the dynamic link to the file’s URL.

I’m using chrome.

Please advise if I’m doing something wrong.

Thank you,


Great plugin, thanks for creating it.

I’m having an issue downloading .stl file extensions. Works fine for .pdf though. Any ideas on why?