Doing something different today. Decided to do a product review on a piece of software.
So, little background
Since the big move to Ireland, I’ve been trying to deal with the monstrous task of sorting all my computer documents (on all my flashdrives and hard-drives) many of which are scenes, plots and notes for over two dozen novels/series’.
What’s worse, I have a few older documents that are in different formats (.wps, .rtf, .txt etc)… and when I say a few… I mean like 10s of 1000s of documents. The idea of manually converting all these left me in a cold sweat, so I put it off.
After complaining about the Herculean task before me to my partner, he did what he always does and set about solving the dilemma (because he’s awesome like that)
Welcome Doxillion Document Converter
What is it? It’s software program that can be downloaded to allow you to convert documents from one format to another.
Easy to use? Very. Once it has been downloaded, open it and simply select “add files” or “add folder” which opens a dialogue box where you select the documents.
Then just choose the format your want your documents to be (eg: change to docx). Finally click the big “convert” button.
Is it fast? Oh yeah! I have over 6000 documents in .wps, .rtf and txt and they were all converted in 10 minutes.
What can it convert? It can convert formats from: .doc, .docx, .odt. .pdf, .txt, .html, .htm, .mht, .mhtml, .xhtml, .rtf. .epub, .mobi, .prc, .fb2, .eml, .pages, .pptx, .wp, .wpd, .wps, .csv, .xls, .xlsx, .xps, .asm, .inc, .s, .c, .cpp, .cs, .cxx, .h, .hxx, .j, .js, .jav, .java, .pas, .pl, .py, .rb, .php, .bas, .vb, .vbs, .xml, .log, .jpeg, .jpg, .bmp, .gif, .pcx, .png, .pnm, .psd, .ras, .tga, .tif, .wbmp
and converts formats to: .doc, .docx, .odt, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, .xml
What are the system requirements? Good question! It works on Windows 7, XP, Vista (seriously, who uses vista!?), Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. Works on 64 bit Windows and Mac OS X 10.5 or above.
Not sure if it’s for you? No problem, they offer a free trial that allows you to convert a few documents. Can’t remember how many but enough to give you an idea if it is useful to you. Obviously not everyone will need it but if you think you do, this is a pretty good one.
What would I use it for? Fighting the zombie apocalypse? Seriously, it’s for converting documents – if you need to do that, then this might come in handy.
Whether that is creating a digital book for your e-reader, making use everyone can open your documents or like me, just making sure all your documents are the same and can be opened especially when new versions can suddenly reduce that ability or cause compatibility issues/cause corruption in your files.
Expensive? That depends on your personal perception of cost. The Commercial license is $35 or Home license is $30 again on sale currently. I actually got the commercial one since I also have a business and would use it for then.
Personally I found the cost very reasonable especially with how many documents I needed to convert. There is also additional bundles you can purchase for sound or video converter.
NB: prices are shown in US dollars but transactions are banked in Australian dollars so there might be a slight price change on conversion.
How do I pay? You can use Visa, Mastercard or Paypal. I prefer Paypal for quick currency conversion.
Personal thoughts? I loved this software. It worked fast and without any issues. Software is always changing, I have 1000s of .doc that may stop working eventually so at least now I can get them all changed to .docx to keep them current.
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I’m baaack!! New posts will be popping up on Fridays at 18:30 (ish) as per my old schedule, possibly with guest posts on Mondays (or Tuesdays) depending if I can coax any writers to share their wisdom.
Thank you to all my wonderful readers who patiently waited for me to deal with my extreme anxiety attacks following my relocation.