Thursday, April 25, 2013

New web server for

We are delighted to report that we have relocated to a new server which has double the  speed, memory, and more disk space.  What this means in day-to-day terms is that we can process more conversions for you, do it faster, and have a better conversion rate. We are delighted to put the work into moving our platform to faster hardware because this means our converters are becoming more popular!

We require some serious horespower to do these conversion because we do it in REAL TIME. There is no waiting for e-mails, registrations, or queues. As soon as your file is uploaded we convert it. Not many places can do this at all, let alone do these conversions for free.  But we know this is what you want, and this is what we deliver even if it costs us more to do it.

Enjoy your faster, better, and more realiable web converter site,!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Why convert docx files to doc

Even though the "docx" file format was introduced in 2007 we are experiencing record demand for our on the fly document conversion service.  There are a number of situations that necessitate the use the docx to doc service.

First of all, people are not upgrading at a rate as in the past. One reason is the economy. In a recession people and business don't spend money on things that are currently working, and that could mean a slower upgrade cycle. Also, desktop and laptop computer sales have slowed in recent quarters, and that creates a lack of confidence for people to upgrade their software as well. Why spend money on something that is currently working? And if you do have extra money to spend, the current trend is a smart phone or tablet.

It could take decades before Office 2003 isn't used anymore. For example, many businesses are slow to upgrade from Microsoft XP, even though sales ended in 2008, extended support is possible through 2014. If people are not updating their OS, then they are probably reluctant to upgrade the software on it to maintain compatibility.

Also, older computers are used for a longer period of time in third world countries because they don't have the money to upgrade. In many cases they buy older computers at a fraction of the cost and use the appropriate software for compatibility.

All of this means there are plenty of people out there who receive docx files and cannot read them. The advantage of using an online service like is that we don't require any software to install, we just convert the file and send it back to you online. There are no upgrades and you have the best of both worlds!

The Team

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Convert documents for your website using

Several web sites are using the Docx2doc OEM service to convert documents behind the scenes. These sites pass files over to Docx2doc using our HTML API, specify the destination format, and then receive the converted file.

This service works great for them because they don't have to maintain the converter engine or specifically configure servers, and it is convenient as well. All of this happens behind the scenes, so the user going to our partners web sites don't even know the details of what happened, they just get presented with a converted document.

For example, if you have web site A, someone could go to it, upload a file, and get a converted file back without ever leaving web site A.  Web site A transparently sends the file to and  then converts it and sends the resulting file back to web site A. The person never leaves web site A or sees

If you are interested in the behind the scenes OEM conversion service please contact us.

The Team

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays 2012 From

Dear Loyal Users,

As we wrap up the year, we want to wish everyone happy and safe holidays this year.

Even in a "low traffic" time like November and December we are celebrating some milestones here at We had the highest one day document conversion day last month, as well as receiving strong traffic and conversions so far through December. We are happy to report that we needed to upgrade our servers to handle this amount of traffic!

Also, we are reflecting on the things we accomplished this year, such as adding compression to just about any type of file using zip and gzip.

We also added a file conversion search feature, so you can easily find file converters we support as well as similar ones in case we have some that you haven't thought of. With over 250 file converters now just listing them is overwhelming - the search tool really helps now!.

We also added temporary storage of converted files from one hour to one month. You can socialize your conversions by sharing and linking of converted files on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Not to mention adding a different conversion engine for the wps to doc converter and support for RAR files. On top of that we added VCARD support, as well as converting to and from CSV

Also don't forget you can now add file conversion to your web site or blog.

We are looking for to a great 2013 and we hope you are to!

Warm Regards,

The Team

Monday, November 26, 2012

Converting files to formatted text

When you convert files to text using other converters you may be surprised at the results because converters have different ideas on what should be displayed. For example, if you convert pdf to text, do you just dump out the raw text, or do want formatting of the results such as indents and bullet points?

At we believe you should have as much formatting as possible that the file format allows. So if you convert docx files to text you will see stars (*) as bullet points and columns formatted with vertical lines. It would be much easier to just give the raw text, but we think it is more useful to have the formatting preserved.

The same is true for Microsoft Pocket Word  psw to txt, or pdf to txt. Maintaining the formatting allows you to easily read and edit the resulting file. Additionally, we include carriage returns and linefeeds as per most applications use for rendering the result file. This gives you nice linebreaks instead of running all the lines together when displayed under common apps such as Word or Notepad.

The Team

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Convert files directly from your iPhone

If you are in a bind and need to convert a file that resides on your iPhone you are out of luck...until now. The native iOS installation does not permit file uploading in a browser which is a big inconvenience when you have received a file and need to get it converted ASAP.

Fortunately, there is a patch called Safari Upload Enabler which changes the settings on your Safari browser to be more like a traditional browser on a laptop or desktop machine. After you install this patch you can click on the "Browse.." button to select your file for converting.

The Safari Upload Enabler is a generic tool which can be used on other web sites, but for us it should be called the Safari Document Converter Enabler!

The Team

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Free document converter for your website

You can add value to your web site or blog by adding a free document converter button. To add our most popular converter, docx to doc go to our linking page to copy the html code and paste it on your web site. Your users will see the familiar "Browse.." button to select a file and then they can instantly convert their file online.

Users will see the following on your website or blog:

Please note that you can specify different converters by clicking on the alternate links such as: pptx to ppt or xlsx to xls. You can also add any of our 200+ file converters to your site by searching for a file converter and then clicking on the "add free converters to your website" link near the file conversion button. Or if you are comfortable modifying the html you can replace the "docx" and "doc" extensions to reflect the converter you would like to show.

The document converter is a free tool which will keep your users engaged on your web site and encourage them to come back as they need different file converters.

The Team