Google Drive is not only a cloud storage service, you can do lots of things with your Google Drive account such as Listen music files, add instagram type effect on your images, backup your WordPress blog on Google drive and more. Now you can convert file from your Google drive account, no need to install any third party software on your Windows PC to convert files from one format to another format.
Google Drive has a built-in file converter, which support a limited number of files like pdf, html, word etc. But now you can convert files in many format with the help of DriveConverter chrome addon. DriveConverter supports common document, spreadsheet, image and audio formats. All you have to install this addon on your chrome browser, after that you can convert files from your Google drive account.
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Driveconverter supports the conversion of the following filetypes:
From: docx, doc, txt, rtf
To: pdf, xml, rtf, doc, docx, html, txt
From xlx, xlsx
To: pdf, csv, txt, html, xlsx
From: png, jpg, gif, bitmap, tiff
To: png, jpg, gif, bitmap, tiff
From: mp3, mp4, m4a, flac, wav, ogg
To: mp3, mp4, m4a, flac, wav, ogg
Once you installed the Driveconverter addon on your browser, after that you have to authorize the Driveconverter addon to view and manage the files and documents in your Google Drive. Click Allow Access and you are ready to go.
Now you can convert file from your Google Drive account, go to your Google drive account and select the file which you want to convert. Right click on the file and select Open with, here you can see the new Driveconverter icon.
Select DriveConverter, a new tab page will open in your browser, from here you can convert the file into another format. From the Drop down menyu list, select the file type you want the file converted to. In this guide am converting a .DOCX file into .PDF, so I chose PDF from the drop down menu list.
On the Same page you can see the option”Save to drive when finished”, this will help you to save the converted file on the same location of your Google drive. Now hit the convert button format the page to start the process.
Once the process is complete, the converted file is saved on your Google drive account or you can download it on your desktop directly by hitting the download button from the same page.
Driveconverter is nice addon to convert files directly from your Google drive and one of the best alternative to third party file converter applications. One of the best part of the application is that you don’t have top download the file on your PC to convert, you can do this directly from your Google drive account. One of the best and fastest way to convert file from your Google drive account.