Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Top Web Tools of 2007 - Number 12

Coming in at the bottom of the list for 2007, but still list-worthy is Zamzar. Here are just a few of the things you can do with this free service:

  • Download any flash-based video such as from YouTube, Google Video,, and many others. Here's how. Of course, you'll only do that when it is legal to do so.
  • Convert a Word .doc into html, pdf, or any of 5 other file types.
  • Convert a .pdf document into a Word (.doc), html, text (.txt), rtf, or several other formats.
  • Convert a .jpg into a .gif, .png, .bmp, tiff, etc. etc.
  • Convert .wma audio into mp3, ogg, .wav, or several others.
  • This list would go on forever if I tried to list all the possible conversions, but they've done it for you.
The free version is limited to 100 mb files sizes. There is a pay version if you need to convert really large files or if you want online file storage.

They have a blog that they post to once in a while. Overall, I find Zamzar to be incredibly useful. I've even used it a few times when I already had a program on my computer to convert a file (such as a .wav audio file into an .pm3) because it was just faster and easier than opening my own program and all that jazz.

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