YouConvertIt is an application that makes it possible for users to convert their existing files into many other popular file format types. Since this is a web application, YouConvertIt does this all online and there is no software download required. A popular conversion would be that users could load a free OpenOffice document that they created and then convert it to a Microsoft Word document since the .doc and .docx file formats are the most widely accepted kinds. Additionally, someone could load a Microsoft Word document and convert it through this application into HTML format so it could be uploaded onto the web. Assuming someone doesn't have a solid word processor which could do this for them, YouConvertIt is a handy tool. Some of the other use cases for this application would be converting files into .PDF or converting from .PDF to word. While the conversion may not be perfect, it could be an effective start to such a project. YouConvertIt also converts mobile phone videos into video formats accepted on YouTube. It also converts music files which could be useful for someone changing to or from iTunes.
YouConvertIt was created in 2005 to address the concern that converting file format types was a difficult process and that it should be much easier. YouConvertIt considers itself "the world's first and most complete conversion, file storage, units conversion website allowing internet users to convert audio video images and documents into an array of formats also sending or delivering file(s)." The application was developed by Unitemenet LLC, the same company that also runs WujWuj. The company is based out of Jordan. As of March 2012, YouConvertIt was in its Beta version of its application. YouConvertIt was listed as one of the Top Websites of 2008 by PCMag.
YouConvertIt offers an easy, no-registration required version of its application and also paid versions for users who want to store large files in the cloud. YouConvertIt is really one of the most comprehensive converting services offered online, supporting thousands of different conversion scenarios and format types. The site is very basic and laid out plainly, which is fine. The actual conversion process is fairly fast, and users can convert up to five files at a time. The conversion process of video takes a bit longer, understandably, but also is quite effective.
Using YouConvertIt is simple enough. Users don't even need to register if they simply need to do a basic file conversion. Users will need to input their email address however to receive the converted file. The site is supported by advertising revenue as well and there are a few banner ads, one is located at the top of the page and the other to the right and another sits in the footer. This does make the site appear a bit cluttered and seemingly amateurish, although what they do is pretty effective. Since the site has a paid user base, it would be nice if they could remove the advertisements. Not only are they distracting, but at one point the ad itself almost seemed like an active link within the YouConvertIt site, which can lead to a bit of confusion and frustration.
YouConvertIt does offer a registration-free way to access its services, however, an email address would ultimately be required in order to deliver the finished, converted file. For users, who want to access YouConvertIt on a regular basis, they would want to register for the site. This can be done by clicking the 'Sign Up' button in the upper-right corner of the site. User can choose from a free to a paid plan and then continue to the registration form. For the free version, YouConvertIt requests a user's email address, a password, and an text validation (just to ensure the user is human). For paid versions, users will just need to input additional billing information and then they too will be all set to start using this service.
As mentioned, there are varying types of plans available for YouConvertIt users. First, there is the free, no registration plan called their Public plan. This offers file conversions for files up to 60MB in size. YouConvertIt does offer a registered user plan for free called their Free plan. This provides access to a 200MB online storage space plus the ability to convert files up to 100MB in size. YouConvertIt's cheapest paid plan is their Basic plan which runs $7.99 per month. This provides users access to a 6GB online storage space plus the ability to convert files up to 600MB in size. Finally, YouConvertIt offers a Premium paid plan for $14.99 per month which offers a 30GB online storage space plus the ability to convert files up to 1GB in size.
YouConvertIt is perfect for anyone wanting a quick and easy way to convert files from one format to another. It is idea for mobile phone video conversions and also atypical conversion between .PDF's, .PPT's, .XLS or many other unusual scenarios. While most software applications that come loaded on a modern computer can handle many of these requests, there may be some that a computer cannot do. Or perhaps, the conversion process through one's system is confusing or cumbersome. In that case, users should give YouConvertIt a try.