Zamzar is an online file converter, created by brothers Mike and Chris Whyley in England. It allows users to convert files without downloading a software tool, and supports over 1,000 different conversion types. Users can type in a URL or upload one or more files (if they are all of the same format) from their computer; Zamzar will then convert the file(s) to another user-specified format, such as an Adobe PDF file to a Microsoft Word document. Once conversion is complete, users receive an email with a URL from where they can download the converted file. It is also possible to send files for conversion by emailing them to Zamzar.
Type of site
|Online file conversion|
|Owner||Mike and Chris Whyley|
|Alexa rank||3,591 (April 2016[update])|
|Launched||29 January 2006|
User privilege levelsEdit
Zamzar is currently free to use. However, users can pay a monthly subscription in order to access preferential features, such as online file management, shorter response and queuing times and other benefits.
Currently, Zamzar is able to download and convert videos from a large number of video sharing websites – however, on 12 June 2012, it stopped providing support for downloading videos from YouTube after receiving a cease and desist order from Google's legal department.
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