Sunday, October 28, 2012

Share converted files on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+

Recently we introduced a new feature which optionally stores converted files on our server for future retrieval. Before we had this feature we displayed and removed files immediately, but now the default storage time is 1 hour. The original file and any temporary files are removed immediately.

The 1 hour default storage gives you a lot of benefits without compromising your privacy. If you would like the file to be deleted right away you can change the storage time to 10 seconds and once that time elapses the file is permanently gone. You can also change the storage time to 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month. This feature allows you to share the link to your file on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google Plus. Simply click the familiar social networking icons to pass the link to the respective social networking site for sharing with your group, circle, or even in a private message.  You can even post it only to yourself just for reference.

This is a great feature to allow you to easily share your converted files with only the people you specify. Each social networking site has different ways to specify a list or group, so you should use those options to restrict your file. You could even not restrict it and make the converted file public if you wish.

To post a link to a converted file on a social networking site you can start by searching for a file converter.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

New WPS to DOC file converter engine

Although the web site does not retain documents, we do look at the statistics at the success rate of individual file converters. We had noticed that the WPS to DOC converter did not meet our standards, and we put some effort in to improving this converter.

The WPS file extension refers to Microsoft Works Documents. Microsoft Works is a stripped down version of Microsoft Word, and has it's own file format because it does not contain the full features of MS Word.

We completely changed the converter engine for WPS to DOC, and it has a much better conversion success rate now. We are pleased to present the new

Microsoft Works to MS Word Converter

The Team

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Downtime due to Godaddy DOS Attack

Although does not use Godaddy to host our web site, we did experience downtime because one service in particular uses the Godaddy service. The DNS (Domain Name Service) for Godaddy was down for hours yesterday making inaccessable because the the domain name could not be translated into and IP (Internet Protocol) address.

Your computer tries to find our site IP address when you type in into your browser or click on a link. This service was not working because of the Denial of Services (DOS) attack on Godaddy and users subsequently could not go to our web site.

After several hours of downtime Monday it appears systems are back to normal. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Team

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New File Converter Search Tool

We use our own site quite often and as we keep adding file converters realized it is becoming harder and harder to find the one we want to use.

And the file converter search tool was born. With over 170 file converters it is now easy to located the exact one you need by using the search box located on just about every page. It's simple and easy to use, just type in something a quick file extension or phrase like the following:

docx to doc
convert to doc
to pd
convert from docx to doc
etc, etc...

This will give you a prioritized list of the file converters we support. Once you located the correct one just click on it to bring you to the page where you can upload your file to convert.

This will be a huge timesaver for everyone, and we look forward to using it a lot ourselves!

Search 170+ File Converters


The Team

Convert CSV, XLSX, PPTX, VCARD and more

We have been working away trying to expand and improve our already huge file converter list. We added ouptut to XLSX and PPTX. We received a few requests to handle VCARD, so we added VCard to Excel, Vcard to CSV, Vcard to PDF, Vcard to HTML and a lot more.

  Also, while we were looking at the CSV we just went ahead and added all kinds of CSV input and ouptut converters just to cover it all.

 If you have any suggestions on what file converters we should have please contact us. In the meantime, please enjoy the new converters:

Converting from VCF
Converting to XLSX
Converting to PPTX
Converting to CSV
Converting from CSV

Have a great day!

The Team

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Convert PDF files to Text

You might receive a PDF file on a smartphone or computer without a PDF viewer available. No need to panic, can also extract just the text of a PDF file so you can see what is inside.

Of course, the PDF to Text Converter is done online, so it is not necessary to download programs or install untrusted software. Running unknown executables on your compter or smart phone may embedd a trojan horse or virus on your computer. By using the online converter, we eliminate this risk as we host the software converter program on our servers.

Of course, changing the PDF file to text does lose some formatting, but the text should be readable to give you a good idea what the PDF document is about. You can also convert the PDF file to MS Word Doc or Docx format to preserve some of the formatting.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Add File Conversion on your blog

Want to get your followers to come back more often? You can do this by giving them useful tools to use right from your blog. By giving your followers easy access to convert documents will keep them coming back to your pages!

All you need to do is copy and paste the HTML on the following link. Then, when your followers come to your web site they will be able to quickly convert documents right from your page.

Go to the following link for details so you can easily copy and paste the HTML to embedd file conversion on your web site or blog.

We hope you enjoy this document conversion option which gives you stickyness for your websites.

The Team