File Converter Software

File converter software as a term includes any type of program that can open a file in one format and convert it to another format. This is true only for data files; a compiler that takes a program text on some language and converts it to an executable file is by no way a "file converter"!

Types of File Conversion Software

A file converter can belong to one of the three types:

  • Online: it works remotely on some server through a Web interface.
  • Built-in this type of file conversion software is a part of some more complex program, for example, when you are saving a text document.
  • Standalone: these powerful file converters can operate with big data loads to convert files into other formats!
Most featured software for data processing often has a couple of input and output data formats to make file conversion. For massive batches of files to convert, we are recommending using dedicated standalone utilities.