Tech Tip: CloudConvert for easy file conversion

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CloudConvert is an easy-to-use online file conversion tool that has saved me time, frustration, and has eliminated the need to install more software on my computer.

Sometimes you have a file that needs to be converted to another format. Perhaps it is an .mp3 audio file that you need in .wav format for video editing. Or maybe it is a .docx file and you only have access to an older version of Microsoft Word and need it in .doc format instead. Or perhaps it’s an ebook, a font, an image, a presentation, a spreadsheet, or even a video that just won’t work as-is. CloudConvert will convert almost any file into another format for you, making your life just a little bit easier.

The tool is available free-of-charge, but be aware of the following limitations:

  • Maximum 1GB file size
  • Maximum 5 concurrent conversions
  • Low priority (As long as you are not in a hurry, the free version should be fine.)
Chase Masters, University Library
Author: Chase Masters, University Library

Chase's role at the Taubman Health Sciences Library includes managing technology projects and resources, consulting with faculty to effectively incorporate technology into their curriculum, supervising staff, identifying and building partnerships with instructional technology units throughout the university community, and serving on his department’s leadership team. You may reach him at mastersc@umich.edu.