Cometdocs free online converter
Cometdocs is an online free file converter tool. It allows users to convert files to various formats quickly. In the year 2009, the service began. But over the time the team behind Cometdocs has worked hard and now provides more free services. The services include document sharing, transfers, and storage. The idea behind Cometdocs is to provide one platform. That is from where the users can manage all their file conversion needs.
PDF is the document format of choice for a number of reasons. But not everyone with whom you decide to share a PDF will be able to modify it. The company claims that the data shared with the service is fully secure and it won’t be shared with anyone else.
Apart from accessing the service directly by installing the newly launched Google Chrome Extension or going to their web app. There are two ways to use this service. You can also download their Windows Application or Mobile Application.
For the purpose of trying out the service we use their web app. It is very easy to use. For uploading a file, we drag and drop the file or upload a file from your computer using upload button. The file gets uploaded on their website. Once done, type of conversion option should be selected. Then you should enter your email address. You will get an email with a link which is valid for 1 day. The transfer link should be valid for 3 days for free users said by the website. Otherwise, the email says “Link will be valid for 24 hours, after which all data will be deleted from our servers.”
There are certain restrictions and limits which apply to the free users. For instance, you can’t upload more than one file for conversion. You should remove the previous one before you upload the next. Similarly, PDF to OCR requires Premium Account. We tried doing one and got the following message in the email.
“Converting this PDF requires OCR to successfully complete the conversion and retrieve the text. This feature is exclusively available to our Cometdocs Premium Users”.
By clicking here, you can learn more about their Premium User Privileges and Charges. You can create a free account by providing them with your details or login in using social networking sites like Google, Facebook, and Live.
You can open your PDF files in Cometdocs without ever leaving Google Drive. Inside Google Drive, right click on the PDF file and select Open With > Cometdocs PDF Converter. You will be prompted by selecting the desired output format and to complete your conversion. The converted file should appear just under your original PDF. Everything is done right inside Google Drive.
Following are some of the main features:
- It Converts files right inside Google Drive, no need to leave the service.
- It Converts PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Text, Images, OpenOffice not just PDF to Word like Google Drive formats.
- Unlike Google Drive itself files larger than 2 MB can be converted. No limit on page numbers.
- There is a limit for free users of five free conversions per week, but this is higher than most similar services.
- Images and documents in Microsoft Office Formats can be converted to PDF without leaving the service. But not through Google Docs formats.
The service currently allows following format conversions:
- PDF to Word (docx)
- PDF to Excel (xlsx)
- PDF to PowerPoint (pptx)
- PDF to DWF (zipped file)
- PDF to HTML
- PDF to ODP
- PDF to ODT
- PDF to ODS
- PDF to PNG (zipped file)
- PDF to JPEG (zipped file)
- PDF to TIF
- PDF to TXT
Besides these formats, you can also convert Image to PDF, Word to PDF, Excel to PDF and PowerPoint to PDF.
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