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File Converter for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.2.3
  • 3.7
  • (17)
  • Security Status

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Chantelle van Heerden
Chantelle van HeerdenUpdated a year ago

Free, non-intrusive file converter

File Converter is a utility application created by an independent developer named Tichau. As the name suggests, this app converts files, ranging from audio, video, images, and documents. It evens supports a variety of formats for each file type.

File Converter integrates into the context menu of your Windows Explorer, making it different than most free file converters. Once installed, you will be able to convert any file or files using the right-click menu. With this, you don't have to launch any window. Not only that, but the app also allows you to compress your files into one zipped folder

Easy file conversion

There are many file converters available nowadays. Some even work offline. However, while there are many to choose from, almost all of them require you to launch the app window. File Converter is a tool that breaks the usual process of converting files. As mentioned, this app works from the Windows File Explorer's context menu. With this, the conversion process will be a lot simpler and faster.

In your file explorer, you only need to right-click the file that you want to convert. Then, from the context menu, choose the File Converter, and then select the file format. A window will open, showing you the progress, and automatically close when the conversion is complete. Note, however, that you cannot choose the destination of your converted file. The app saves it in the same folder as the source file with the same name but with a different extension.

File Converter also supports the batch file conversion. It has the same process as a single file conversion. The only difference is that you need to highlight all the files that you want to convert before right-clicking your mouse. However, file conversion will not appear on the menu if you right-click on a file that is not supported. This is a nice touch that keeps the menu less cluttered.

File Converter is a lightweight app. Although its default setup should work well for most people, users can customize it using the Windows program menu. Not only that, but the app even works on other file management programs, such as Directory Opus and xplorer². However, sometimes misses some files even though it is one of the supported formats.

Multiple files types supported

As noted, File Converter does not only work for one file type. It works on audio, video, images, and documents. With this, you don't have to install a different converter for each file type. Not only that, but it supports a lot of formats. Even better, the process of conversion is the same. However, the speed of each conversion depends on the file size. Converting documents will be faster than video files.

Another thing to note is that the input formats supported may not be available in the output format options. For instance, you can input audio files in M4a, WMV, 3GP, OGG, and MP3, but you can only convert them to FLAC, ACC, OGG, MP3, and WAV. Additionally, you can only convert documents to PDF format. Moreover, it requires you to have Microsoft Office installed on your computer to convert Office formats to PDF or images. 

Still a convenient find

Overall, File Converter is one of the best converters out there. The app is not intrusive and simplifies the process of conversion. Not only that, but its rage reaches from audio and video to images and documents. Moreover, it comes with a file compression feature. It could use more supported output files. However, as it is now, it is a handy tool to have that works as advertised. 

PROS

  • Integrates with the context menu
  • Easy conversion process
  • Works with various file types
  • Offers file compression

CONS

  • Limited supported output file
  • Sometimes fails to convert files
  • Cannot choose destination for converted file
  • Lacks video trimming option when converting videos

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File Converter for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.2.3
  • 3.7
  • (17)
  • Security Status

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