Cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Google Drive are definitely some of the most used online applications of today. They enable you to have your most important files available to you, no matter whether you are working from your home, office or on the go using a mobile device.
Online file conversion tools are also in very high demand and enable you to convert files to and from various formats at all times. The new Cometdocs desktop app is a tool that allows you to combine these two great types of services.
A popular online document management service itself, Cometdocs allows its users to store and transfer files to others within the cloud. However, its most popular feature is its file conversion technology. Cometdocs allows its users to perform conversions between various formats (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, HTML, and more).
The service has released a slew of updates recently, including a new mobile app for iOS users and an API service for developers interested in using Cometdocs’ conversion technology in their own applications.
The new desktop app and Cometdocs’ recent integration with Google Drive and Dropbox are a couple more incredibly useful new features that have recently been unveiled.
The desktop app makes the process of converting files online incredibly convenient and easy. Let’s take a look at what it does.
Converts files with just one click
Once you have become a registered Cometdocs user, simply download and install the desktop app. Once the app is installed, all you have to do is locate the file you want to convert and right-click on it. Find the Cometdocs icon in the menu and select your desired conversion. Cometdocs is great for converting PDFs into more editable file formats such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and many others. You can also use it to convert these types of file formats, and many more, into PDFs. The service also supports XPS conversions, which is rare in the world of free online file converters.
It’s incredibly convenient and fast
Once you have selected the file conversion option, the file is sent to Cometdocs’ online server and is quickly converted. The newly converted file is then automatically downloaded to the folder in which the original file is located. So if you are converting a file from your Dropbox or Google Drive folder – or any other cloud service folder, for that matter – the newly converted document is immediately downloaded to that same folder and synched into your cloud storage. Most online file conversion services require you to perform the conversions through your browser and then retrieve a link for downloading the file from your email client, but not the Cometdocs desktop app. Conversions are automatic and massively convenient.
Convert large files bypassing your browser entirely
If you have ever tried converting a large file via an online conversion service, you know that it can be a tedious process. You need to keep the browser window open while the large file is being uploaded, and this process can slow down your browser and make it hard for you to work on other tasks while the conversion process is unfolding. If you have the Cometdocs desktop app installed, you don’t ever have to open your browser to perform a conversion. Upload the file directly from your desktop and continue using your browser normally while the upload and conversion are being performed. It’s a lifesaver when it comes to multi-tasking.
The app is also very lightweight and it never slows down your computer. The conversions are not being performed by the app itself; it’s simply a vessel that sends the file to the Cometdocs server, which is yet another huge benefit when it comes to convenience and perfecting your multi-tasking process.
If you are someone who regularly uses online file conversion services and are looking for the simplest and most effective way to perform these conversions, sign up for a free Cometdocs account and check out this great desktop app. It’s an excellent time-saver and a very valuable productivity tool that you can use on its own or integrate with your favorite cloud storage services.