You know the drill: you get some crazy attachment in the mail, and you need to convert it to a format you can use. And – of course – you’re on your iPhone or iPad.
Maybe it’a a FLAC file you want in AAC, or a Microsoft DOC file that you’d prefer to see as a PDF. On the Mac you can convert these with little problem, but on iOS? Well, it’s now actually even easier than it was on the desktop. If you use CloudConvert anyway.
CloudConvert is a web service that takes a file and converts it into another file. Ebooks, pictures, presentations, audio, documents, even CAD files and videos can be morphed from one format to another, all in the cloud.
But wait, I hear you ask. IOS only uploads pictures; how do I get the files into CloudConvert? The answer is of course Dropbox (or Google Drive). Give the app access to your Dropbox and it’ll not only grab files from there, but also save the results there too.
You can even start off in Dropbox and have the results saved in Gdrive, with the option of an e-mail notification to tell you when it’s done.
Several conversions can also be done simultaneously, saving a source video to several different formats, for example, and you can even get the download as a QR code to make it, I don’t know, more annoying?
You can currently get up to 25 conversions a day free, and right now that’s it as the site is in beta. But 25 is more than enough for most people – if you’re regularly doing more than that it might be time to dust off the iMac use some dedicated software.