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Zamzar converts uploaded text docs to MP3 audio files

While the author's guild may have problems with software that can convert eBooks to poorly pronounced audiobooks, there are a lot of good reasons you might want to convert text to speech. It can make written documents accessible for visually impaired people. Or you can listen to the morning paper while riding the subway or driving your car to work. Online conversion service Zamzar recently added...

Converting .docx documents to .doc

Thanks Microsoft. No seriously, thanks. As far as I can tell, the new .docx default document format in MS Word 2007 and 2008 (for Mac) does nothing to make my life easier, but has certainly made it more of a pain. Although my office predominantly uses Office 2003, our users are starting to receive documents saved in the newer .docx format, and are unable to open or edit them. Since I happen to...

Convert PDFs to Word documents with PDF to Word Converter

For those looking to convert a Word document to a PDF file, there are a large number of solutions out there. But how about vice versa? There haven't been many programs brave enough to try and convert a PDF to a Word document. One program that has stepped up to the plate is PDF to Word Converter 1.1, a free tool that converts a PDF back to a Word document for editing, removing and adding elements,...

Zamzar online file converter adds premium services

There's nothing we love better than a good file conversion application. Well, maybe not nothing, but if you've got a PDF that you need to turn into a DOC or a WMA that you desperately want to be a MP3, the last thing you want to do is spend your time searching the web for the appropriate file converter. That's why we're big fans of tools that let you convert multiple file types like Mediacoder...

Convert pretty much anything with youconvertIt

Anything you can do offline, you can do online these days. Whether you can do it better is another story. YouconvertIt is a new web-based file conversion service. Like Zamzar, YouconvertIt lets you upload audio, video, image, or document files and convert from one format to another. Just select the file from your computer to upload, select your target format, and the web service will send you an...

Convert files and store them online with Zamzar and MyDataBus

Zamzar is an online service for converting images, videos, and documents from one format to another. MyDataBus is a service that lets you store up to 5GB of files online for sharing via MySpace, Facebook, or other social networking sites. The two sites have announced a new partnership that lets you easily perform file conversions of media uploaded to MyDataBus. The collaboration makes a lot of...

KoolWIRE: Yet another way to convert docs to PDF

Need to convert a document or picture to a PDF and don't have time to download and install software? Just send an email to pdf@koolwire.com and include your file as an attachment. In a few moments, you'll get an email response from KoolWIRE with a new attachment containing your file in PDF format. The service is free, and KoolWire can convert Word (.doc), Powerpoint (.ppt), Excel (.xls), Jpeg,...

Easiest YouTube downloads ever

There are roughly 157,213 web sites out there that provide you with one method or another for downloading videos from YouTube. But we've never seen one that's easier to use than KissYouTube. Why's that? Because here's all you have to do to save a YouTube video as an .flv file: Find a video you want to download on YouTube. Enter "kiss" in the URL before "youtube.com." Hit enter. That's...

Zamzar online file converter adds browser plugin

We wrote about Zamzar a few months ago. It's a free online service that will convert video, audio, and documents. You upload the file, enter your email address, and Zamzar will send you a note when your new file is ready for download. Well now it looks like Zamzar's got the online video bug, adding support for converting videos from YouTube and a number of other services. You can either enter...

Zamzar: Free online file conversion

Awhile back I linked to Media-Convert, a web service that will convert files while you wait. I was duly impressed by Media-Convert, and I'm even more impressed by Zamzar, a very similar free service with a Web 2.0 touch. It can convert between five image formats, 14 document formats, 11 audio formats, and nine video formats, and unlike Media-Convert you can convert many files at once, up to 100MB...