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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.

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” Link

  • Media-Convert
    Media-Convert can deal with many formats. Most important are Text, HTML, XHTML, Microsoft Word, RTF, PDF, PS, Open Office, Star Writer, CSV, dBase, Microsoft Excel, Pocket Excel, Lotus 123, Quattro Pro, Star Calc, Open Office, MathML, Open Office Formeln, Powerpoint. Besides: Video and Audio-formats.
  • 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 Link

HTML & CSS Link

  • 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.
  • CSS HTML
    Converts CSS-code to HTML and HTML to CSS-Code.
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  • 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
  • Draac.Com’s Html To Javascript
    Type or paste your Html codes into the text box below, then press the button and convert your Html coding to Javascript.
  • 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 Link

  • ConvertIcon
    Convertts ICO to PNG and PNG to ICO.

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  • FavIcon from Pics
    Creates Favicons out of images – automatically.
  • ASCII-O-Matic
    Converts JPG-images to ASCII-text – doesn’t work in all browsers.

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  • TEXT-IMAGE
    Converts images to HTML, ASCII or Matrix Green Text

Color Link

  • Color converter
    Converts HEX-colors to RGB und RGB to HEX.

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  • HEX 2 RGB
    Converts HEX to RGB

PDF Link

  • 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 Link

  • Feed43
    Generates RSS-feeds out of web-sites
  • RSS2GIF
    This tool converts RSS-feeds to images.
  • RSSxl
    Converts web-sites to RSS 2.0.

Further converters Link

  • X2V
    Converts hCard to vCard
  • CSV Converter
    Converts tables: from CSV to HTML or WikiMedia-format.
  • Greasemonkey Compiler
    Converts Greasemonkey User-Scripts to Mozilla/Firefox Extensions.
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  1. 1

    Wow… Very good!

    I like these lists! Always helping us…
    Thank you :)

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    Скакунов Александр

    April 10, 2007 4:52 am

    Nice!
    I like the Zamzar now!

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    And new logo – looks awesome :)

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    Russell Heimlich

    April 10, 2007 5:20 am

    Why on Earth would you convert HTML to JavaScript? All it does is add document.writeln statements to each line. That’s boo-muck.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    April 10, 2007 6:30 am

    Russell, if you write JavaScript-Code, you sometimes need to present HTML some way so that it is embedded in the JavaScript code. This converter does exactly that.

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    Great list, but what about HTML entities converters? Ideal for those who want to use special characters: http://www.w3clubs.com/htmlentities.php

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    As always, kudos.
    Definitely , i will add to my bookmarks :D

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  8. 8

    For unit and temperature conversions see http://01conversion.com

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    grrr I hate that media-convert is here :( It’s easy enough to find by search engines but I hate seeing things like that get high visibility since it seems to always mark their demise.

    I love this tool for so may things but it can be abused and when they become abused theey seem to go away :(

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  10. 10

    What about Image to Mosaic? (my friend made the generator)

    Link: http://imagemosaicgenerator.click42.com/ :)

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  11. 11

    anyone knows how to convert hex colors to pantone?

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    vaovvv we can be converted everything :D

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    We run a great online converter from Microscopic Earthling on the sciencetext.com site, with it you convert between the common units such as feet and meters in length, area, mass, and volume as well as between some more obscure measurements such as the Canadian arpent and the South African morgen for instance. Eternally useful.

    db

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  14. 14

    gr8pixel, to make a color that converts hex colors to Pantone requires paying to get the data from Pantone Corp. However, the data and cost are built into Photoshop and some other programs. To take advantage of this in Photoshop, open the color picker and select a color. Then click the “color libraries” button and the closest Pantone equivalent will be shown.

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  15. 15

    good resource

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    Feeling free to point to UITest.com’s references as well …

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    Search Engine Web

    April 11, 2007 11:05 am

    This is definitely a Bookmarker!

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    una raccolta molto utile, grazie

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    What’s with the comments that are merely repeats of this sites intro? And repeated?!

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  21. 21

    thanks adam!!!! :) i’ll try that.

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  22. 22

    OMG I think I love you. Why have I not found this site sooner! Great site. Great articles.

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    I need to convert a .dat file to a database (Access preferred). The only way i can do it now is to convert it to Excel and then to Access, but the file is too large for Excel to get it all.
    Can you help?
    Thanks

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    quieries eh? is that like a gay programmer?

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    Does annyone know how to convert pdf files into powerpoint files? The other way arround doens’t seem to be a problem.
    Thanks Michael

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    Vincent Clark

    May 2, 2007 6:28 am

    Please add to your list of PDF Online Converters Free PDF Converter I am sure you would not mind this sort of advertising since that is the purpose of this page.

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    More online tools can be found here

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    You don’t know how long I have been searching for such a site – and I was only looking for a couple of converters – THIS IS A GOLDMINE. You’ve converted me. Thank you, Thank you!

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  29. 29

    Very useful list. Thank You!

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    Himanshu Kapoor

    June 27, 2007 6:16 pm

    Thanks. I never knew that I can convert my Ms Word document into pdf free using pdfonline.com

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