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It never fails: you’ve got “x”, but you need “y”. Paper? No, I want plastic. Coke? No, I need Pepsi. It’s not always easy to get what you want, but if what you need is a different file format, we’ve found the easiest thing around.
OmniFormat is a free tool that lets you convert files from one type to another with no muss or fuss. Got an HTML web page that you want to turn into a PDF? No problem. Need to change a Word DOC into a plain-old TXT file? Here you go. In fact, it claims to be able to convert between some 75 different file formats including HTML, DOC, XLS, WPD, PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, PCX, PPT, PS, TXT, Photo CD, FAX and MPEG. With free add-ins, you can even incorporate OCR functionality (turn images into text) and DRM capabilities (make your images into copy-protected PDF files).
It’s easy to use OmniFormat: you just select a folder for it to “watch”, and whenever you drop a file into that directory, it is automatically converted to your desired new format.