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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. [Content Care Oct/09/2016]

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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 Link

  • txt2tags2
    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.
  • Zamzar3
    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.
    Screenshot4

Development Link

HTML & CSS Link

  • Text to JavaScript11
    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.
  • HTML2TXT12
    Converts HTML in plain text.
  • HTML -> PHP, JavaScript, ASP13
    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 Convertor14
    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

Color Link

PDF Link

RSS Link

      • Feed4321
        Generates RSS-feeds out of web-sites
      • RSS2GIF
        This tool converts RSS-feeds to images.

Further converters Link

    • X2V22
      Converts hCard to vCard
    • CSV Converter23
      Converts tables: from CSV to HTML or WikiMedia-format.

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/15-useful-batch-image-processors/
  2. 2 http://txt2tags.sourceforge.net/online.php
  3. 3 http://www.zamzar.com/
  4. 4 http://www.zamzar.com/
  5. 5 http://www.yellowpipe.com/yis/tools/HTML_converter/index.html
  6. 6 http://developers.evrsoft.com/tools-html2script-converter.shtml
  7. 7 http://www.motobit.com/util/binary-file-to-sql-hexstring.asp
  8. 8 http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-wizards/developer-tools/response.right/default.php
  9. 9 http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-wizards/developer-tools/response.right/default.php
  10. 10 http://www.design215.com/toolbox/translator/trans_login.php
  11. 11 http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/tutorials/jsexamples/syntax/prepareInline.html
  12. 12 http://cgi.w3.org/cgi-bin/html2txt
  13. 13 http://www.yellowpipe.com/yis/tools/HTML_converter/index.html
  14. 14 http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-wizards/developer-tools/html-javascript-convertor/
  15. 15 http://www.chami.com/html-kit/services/favicon/
  16. 16 http://www.text-image.com/index.html
  17. 17 http://www.yellowpipe.com/yis/tools/hex-to-rgb/color-converter.php
  18. 18 http://www.yellowpipe.com/yis/tools/hex-to-rgb/color-converter.php
  19. 19 http://html2pdf.seven49.net/
  20. 20 http://www.coolutils.com/Online-PDF-Converter.php
  21. 21 http://www.feed43.com/
  22. 22 http://suda.co.uk/projects/X2V/
  23. 23 http://area23.brightbyte.de/csv2wp.php

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  1. 1

    Carlos Eduardo

    April 10, 2007 4:19 am

    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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  6. 6

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

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  7. 7

    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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  8. 8

    For unit and temperature conversions see

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  9. 9

    anyone knows how to convert hex colors to pantone?

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  10. 10

    vaovvv we can be converted everything :D

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    David Bradley

    April 11, 2007 2:19 am

    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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  12. 12

    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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  13. 13

    good resource

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  14. 14

    una raccolta molto utile, grazie

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  15. 15

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

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  16. 16

    thanks adam!!!! :) i’ll try that.

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  17. 17

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

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  18. 18

    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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    Motorcycle Guy

    April 27, 2007 7:15 am

    quieries eh? is that like a gay programmer?

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  20. 20

    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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    More online tools can be found here

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  22. 22

    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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    Gerald Martin

    June 26, 2007 2:30 am

    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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    talkativetaurus

    June 28, 2007 9:10 pm

    wow! this is really life saving!

    but i dont think the list has online dat file converter..
    can someone help?

    thanks.

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  26. 26

    Very useful blog.
    best regards

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    Steven Gerrard(Liverpool ledgend)

    July 15, 2007 1:04 pm

    zamzar is preety cool to convert small files like clips about myself! but i wish it would allow us to convert files which are larger than a 100MB….:'(
    then i could convert movies about myself proudly representing the glorious LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB!

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  28. 28

    i will add to my bookmarks

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  29. 29

    useful!
    i could convert many files now…
    thanks! :)
    i’m still finding *.wmv/ avi to *.asf converterss

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    Paul Verhoeven

    September 2, 2007 5:39 pm

    How do I convert MIX files in JPEG files? Can somebody help me?
    Thanks

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  31. 31

    I always like smashing magazine articles

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  32. 32

    Where is youconvertit.com

    Did you try it, it is also an amzing tool better than zamzar since it gives you for free 300MB to upload.

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  33. 33

    Great info thanks. Here is easiest way to convert images: Image Converters

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  34. 34

    Do you know of a converter for PowerPoint to Flash?

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    Rafael Velez

    August 4, 2010 1:15 pm

    Excelente ayuda, muchas gracias.

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  36. 36

    thanks for sharing such a great list

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  37. 37

    It sounds like quite a nice tool that can help users convert PowerPoint online, thanks for sharing such a good stuff! I will give it a try!

    Before this, I was always using another cost-effective powerpoint-to-dvd.org/ppt-to-dvd-converter.html PowerPoint to DVD converter to convert my presentation to DVD format that can be played on any players; the use period of the trial version can be up to 30 days. But I found that it really works well.

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  38. 38

    yeah that sounds like great tool but will it be really fast?

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  39. 39

    Nemo PDF is really another wonderful PDF converter.

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  40. 40

    Oh, good, but I don’t know a online converter whether safe, so I want to use RZ Video Converter which yahoo and google can search ,do you know it’s good?

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  41. 41

    What a great list. However by now I have used this PDF conversion software for converting my documents and its working great as well. But would surely love to give a try to the online ones listed here as well.

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