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Zamzar Review: Convert Files to Any Format for Free

There are thousands of file conversion applications available for download. Some of them concentrate on a particular file type conversion, for example. DOC to .PDF, whereas others support a number of file formats. You can convert just about any file into any format. But none of the programs we’ve tried could convert a .DOC file into a .JPG image. So we did some research and found Zamzar.

Convert documents

Zamzar is not a piece of software. It’s a Web service that allows you to convert your files into any format very quickly and efficiently. The results are very good, too, as the formatting of your files is kept as it should be. And best of all, Zamzar is free.

Here is how Zamzar works:

  1. Go to Zamzar.com and upload a document
  2. Choose the format to convert to (we’ve chosen .jpg)
  3. Enter your email address and click on Convert
    Zamzar screenshot
  4. Your document will be converted and both the original and the converted file will be emailed to you.

If you are converting a Word document into an image format, remember to save your document as .DOC – otherwise you won’t get all the conversion options from Zamzar.

Download videos

Another thing Zamzar lets you do is download videos from websites like YouTube. To do that, all you need to do is go to the Download Videos tab, enter the URL of the video, select the desired output format and enter your email. The video will be converted and emailed to you.
Convert video with Zamzar

Obviously, it’s not the best video download method for full movies, but it works very well for short YouTube videos.

Zamzar lets unregistered users post files of up to 100MB in size. If that’s not enough, you can register for a Zamzar inbox and get 100GB of file storage and an option to convert files that are up to 1GB in size. Zamzar inbox also lets you manage files easily, so it does make sense to register.

[box]The Verdict: we found Zamzar to be a really handy service that works well.[/box]