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Online Converters

Online converters always come in handy. Once you need to perform some operation with your files, they can save your time achieving the same results online, without installing some specific software. In fact, there are many online tools, which convert formats, files and code snippets for free. Some of them are quite specific tools aimed for developers, but some are common “all-rounders”, which manage to convert almost every format to a more popular one. Using them, you can generate .pdf-documents out of images, images out of texts or RSS-feeds out of web-sites. You can also convert any audio- and video-files immediately - the results can be received via e-mail.

Online converters always come in handy. Once you need to perform some operation with your files, they can save your time achieving the same results online, without installing some specific software. In fact, there are many online tools, which convert formats, files and code snippets for free. Some of them are quite specific tools aimed for developers, but some are common “all-rounders”, which manage to convert almost every format to a more popular one. Using them, you can generate .pdf-documents out of images, images out of texts or RSS-feeds out of web-sites. You can also convert any audio- and video-files immediately - the results can be received via e-mail.

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So what can you use? What should you use?

This overview of online-converters for users and developers might give you some useful starting points and improve your productivity.

All-Rounders

  • txt2tags This tool generates HTML, XHTML, SGML, LaTeX, Lout, Man Page, MoinMoin, MagicPoint and PageMaker-documents out of a single plain text-file with minimal markup.
  • Zamzar Zamzar supports conversion between a wide variety of different file formats. Many conversion options, among them 11 document formats, 8 image formats, 9 audio formats and 12 video formats.
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Development

HTML & CSS

  • Text to JavaScript If you’ve ever tried to make some normal text containing characters like ‘ into a JavaScript variable, you will know how frustrating it can be when you miss one, or you miss a or a line break or a tag. Well, let this script do it for you.
  • HTML2TXT Converts HTML in plain text.
  • HTML -> PHP, JavaScript, ASP This program let you convert your HTML in various scripting languages such as: HTML to PHP, HTML to Javascript and HTML to ASP
  • HTML to JavaScript Convertor This tool takes your markup and converts it to a series of document.write() statements that you can use in a block of JavaScript.

Graphics

Color

PDF

  • HTML 2 PDF Converts HTML and whole sites to PDF
  • Online PDF Converter You can generate plain text, .jpg-, .png-, .gif- or .tiff-images out of .pdf-files.

RSS

  • Feed43 Generates RSS-feeds out of web-sites
  • RSS2GIF This tool converts RSS-feeds to images.

Further converters

  • X2V Converts hCard to vCard
  • CSV Converter Converts tables: from CSV to HTML or WikiMedia-format.