File2.ws allows us to convert almost any type of file into an HTML webpage with zero knowledge necessary in any web language or programming skills. This is awesome for someone to share a document or song with the world or a group of people.
If you get a email with a Word document attachment all you have to do is upload it to File2.ws and it will convert a file to HTML and shoot back the link.
Let’s check out how it works.
You start off by visiting their website. You will see a page that looks like this:
All it takes to create a web page is to point that browse box to your local file and let it upload to their server. You can convert the following file types:
- image/photo files (jpeg, gif, png, svg…)
- audio formats (mp3, ogg…)
- documents (doc, pdf, odt, txt, rtf, ppt…)
- programming source code (java, php, cpp…)
- web documents (html, htm, swf…)
- archive (zip, rar, tar…)
- video, fonts, chemical file formats and more
How awesome is that? I started with a Word document that was formatted and included highlighting. Let’s see how it was handled. Hit browse and find your file. Then hit open.
You will see the filename filled into the box. There is a 15MB file max then hit the start conversion button. The file will upload to their site and the rest of the process is automatic.
Once your file has been successfully transferred to their site you will see a success screen with a link to your new webpage containing your document’s contents.
If you click on the link it will take you to the page. It should appear identical to your original with the exception of the Adsense or Bidvertiser ads at the top of your document directly under your title.
Next up let’s upload a MP3 and see how that handles. I threw it a old “Tribe Called Quest” song called Start it up. It took longer to upload then the Word document that’s for sure. It took about 11 minutes to upload but then the track came back embedded into a website. Fearing copyright infringement I will not post the link to the track but here is the link to my Word document that contains no sensitive data.
I can think of hundreds of users for this free website including showing a client a proof, showing a document, Excel sheet, Powerpoint document, home movies…. I mean the possibilities are endless. the site goes on to talk about its features. I figured I would post them up so you can see them as well:
- Fastest download speeds
- No download limits
- No CAPTCHA codes
- Multiple simultaneous downloads and uploads
- Unlimited page bandwidth
- No sign up required
- No software to install
- Link directly to the generated web page
I can say the download speeds are WAY better than the upload speeds but what we here at Make Use Of LOVE is the no signup and software to install. This makes this site very versatile.
Do you have a similar application that you use? We would love to hear about it? Maybe you have some creative uses for this service? Leave them in the comments and don’t worry you won’t be judged (maybe a little!)
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