By Alyssa Gregory

17+ Free Online File Conversion Services

By Alyssa Gregory

Even if your computer is well stocked with the latest and greatest software, chances are that at some point you will need to convert a file and not have what you need to make it happen. Online conversion tools are great – free ones are even better – so, here is a collection for you to keep handy for all of your file conversion needs.

Multi-Purpose Conversion

Convert Files: A service that converts documents, archives, spreadsheets, audio and video files up to 150MB for free, including the ability to send the files to a mobile device.

Convert Files

Free File Converter: Converts documents, images, audio, video and archive files up to a maximum size of 200MB per file for free.

Free File Converter

Media-Convert: A free service that converts documents, images, audio, video and compressed files. The site also provides an option to send files to a mobile device.


YouConvertIt: Converts documents, images, audio, video and archive files for free. You can also email files up to 1GB and convert units of measure on the site.


Zamzar: A free service that converts documents, images, audio, video, compressed and CAD formats. The free service allows up to 100MB files and as many as five concurrent conversions.


Audio/Video Conversion

Cellsea Video Converter: Converts video files to any of the popular video formats. The site limits upload size to 25MB.

Cellsea Video Converter

Flvto.com: A free service that converts videos by upload or URL to MP3, MP4, AVI or MPEG.


Media Converter: An audio and video converter that converts files up to 100MB in size. Free accounts are limited to 5 conversions per day.

Media Converter

Movavi Online: A free video converter that allows you to convert up to five files. Uploaded files are limited to 10 minutes each and 100MB.

Movavi Online

Vixy: An online video converter that converts FLV files for downloading from inputted URLs.



Document Conversion

Cometdocs: A free online document conversion service that provides on-the-fly OCR conversion and over 50 different conversion options.


OCR Terminal: An online service that converts scanned images into DOC, RTF or TXT files. The free service allows up to 20 converted pages per month.

Ocr Terminal

PDF to Word Converter: A free service that converts PDFs into editable DOC or RTF files.

PDF to Word

Bonus Document Conversion Resources: There are also a number of PDF creation tools for converting documents into PDF. Here are a few to keep on your list: ExpressPDF, PDF Converter, PDF Online and PrimoOnline.

Image Conversion

Document Converter eXPress: A free service that allows you to create image files and PDFs from a wide variety of file types. The maximum upload size is 100MB.

Document Converter eXPress

Free Online Images Converter: Converts over 100 image formats and allows you to resize the graphic as well.
Free Online Images Converter

Go2Convert: A free online image converter that supports over 100 major image formats and allows you to convert files up to 5MB in size. The service stores converted files on their server for up to two hours.


SwiftConverter: Converts a large variety of image files from one format to another for free.


What’s your favorite online file conversion tool?

  • Murphy

    Thanks for the useful post. They are all handy tools. However, what the issues often come to me are converting PDF into Word. And the online conversion service seem not reliable because they sometimes let me wait a long time to get the converted files and it does not support encrypted files conversion. And the conversion quality is far from satisfying when PDF files with complicated layout.
    So I always use desktop application AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter. From my long time experience of searching and testing, this tool supports encrypted files, batch conversion and preserves text, layouts, images and hyperlinks well.
    Hope it can do you some favor too. If you do not request high quality, above conversion service may be competent.

  • Thanks for the great post! I was just looking for this exact service. Saved my day!

  • bandsxbands

    My friend and I were recently discussing about the ubiquitousness of technology in our daily lives. Reading this post makes me think back to that discussion we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

    I don’t mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside… I just hope that as the price of memory drops, the possibility of copying our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It’s one of the things I really wish I could see in my lifetime.

    (Posted on Nintendo DS running R4 DS NetPost)

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