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How to Convert Numbers to Excel with iCloud

May 17, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Convert Numbers to Excel with iCloud

If you have a Numbers file that you need to convert to an Excel document format, you’ll be happy to know you can do this easily from anywhere by using iCloud. That means you can easily convert Numbers files to Excel docs from any Mac, Windows PC, Linux, iPhone, iPad, or Android device. In this … Read More

How to Convert .bin and .cue to ISO on Mac

Aug 5, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to convert bin and cue to iso on Mac

Every once in a while you may encounter .bin and .cue files, or a cue/bin cue sheet, of a disk image, often when downloading old Mac software (or even DOS, Windows, Linux) for a retro machine, for an audio or video disc, or just as a disk image of something. Mac users therefore may need … Read More

How to Save or Convert Word Doc to PDF on Mac

Aug 28, 2016 - 22 Comments
Save or Convert Word DOC to PDF on Mac

There may come a time when you need to save or convert a Microsoft Word Doc or DOCX file to PDF format from a Mac. The advantages to saving a Word DOC as PDF are notable in that the PDF file becomes universally readable by any operating system with a PDF reader, even without the … Read More

Make Animated GIFs from Movies in Mac OS X with Drag & Drop Ease

Apr 8, 2016 - 13 Comments
Make a GIF from a movie in Mac OS X with Drop To Gif

Creating animated GIFs out of a movie file or or video usually requires a bit of effort, but now you can convert a movie into an animated GIF on a Mac with drag and drop simplicity, thanks to the aptly named Drop to GIF.

How to Save Pages Files as Word Document Format from Mac

Aug 6, 2014 - 37 Comments
Saving Pages files as Word format

The Microsoft Word document format is widely used in many corporate and educational environments, particularly where the Windows platform is dominant. For Mac users who work with the Pages app for word processing, a simple option to improve cross-platform document readability and compatibility is to save (or export) a Pages file as a Word .doc … Read More

How to Batch Convert DOCX Files to TXT Format with textutil in Mac OS X

Feb 20, 2014 - 5 Comments
DOCX files

The Mac includes a fantastic command line tool called textutil which allows for quick text file format conversions, translating almost any text or word document type into another. We’ve discussed textutil for a variety of uses, but typically it has been for one-off conversions of a specific file into a new file type. This time … Read More

Rip the Audio Track from Video with QuickTime on Mac OS X

Jul 23, 2012 - 5 Comments
Rip Audio Tracks from Video using QuickTime

Though Mac OS X now includes built-in encoding tools to perform conversions of video to audio, you can also extract an audio track from a movie by using QuickTime Player. The great thing about ripping an audio track from a video this way is that mo downloads are necessary, and there is no enabling any … Read More

Convert a SIM Card to Micro SIM by Cutting with Scissors & a Nail File

Apr 26, 2012 - 22 Comments
Tools to cut a SIM card down to micro SIM

If you’ve opened the sim card tray on a newer iPhone, you’ve probably noticed the card is considerably smaller than an average sim, these tiny cards are known as a micro SIM. The smaller SIM format is gaining traction but there are still tons of cell providers and phones that use the regular sized SIM … Read More

Convert MKV to M4V for Free with Subler

Mar 23, 2012 - 25 Comments
MKV to M4V

If you have MKV movie files you’ve probably noticed they can’t be played on an iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, or a variety of other players. Not to worry though, because MKV video can be easily converted to the compatible M4V format using a free tool called Subler. If you want to get technical, this isn’t … Read More

Convert AIFF to M4A Directly in Mac OS X Easily & For Free

Jan 31, 2012 - 5 Comments
Convert AIFF to M4A

Using Mac OS X’s powerful built-in media encoding tools, large AIFF audio files can be quickly and easily converted to compressed high quality M4A audio, ready for use on in iTunes or an iPod, iPhone, or elsewhere.

How to Enable the Video & Audio Encoder Tools in Mac OS X

Jan 16, 2012 - 19 Comments
QuickTime

An excellent feature in Mac OS X are the several built-in media encoding abilities, allowing anyone to encode and convert video and audio files to other formats right on the desktop or from any Finder window. Having covered a tip on how to convert video to audio using these media encoders, we discovered the feature … Read More

Convert Video to an Audio Track Directly in Mac OS X

Jan 16, 2012 - 19 Comments
Convert Video to Audio

Converting a video file to an audio track is made extremely easy with the help of the media encoding abilities of Mac OS X that are built directly into the Finder. With this, you can convert many popular movie formats into audio tracks, including video files of .mov, .m4v, .mpg, and mp4 format. The resulting … Read More

Convert Audio to M4A in Mac OS X

Jul 30, 2011 - 21 Comments
Convert Audio to M4A in Mac OS X Lion

One of the many understated features in Mac OS X is the ability to natively convert audio to m4a directly in the OS X Finder – without any additional downloads or add-ons. Yes, an MPEG audio encoder is built directly into Mac OS X since versions 10.7 and 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 (and beyond of course), … Read More

Convert DOCX to DOC for Free with your Mac

Sep 22, 2010 - 21 Comments

If you need to convert a .docx file to .doc, don’t pay for one of the many conversion sites or utilities out there. Your Mac has the ability to handle the file conversion entirely on it’s own already built in, and it’s completely free, no downloads or third party software is required. To convert the … Read More

Convert FLAC to MP3 in Mac OS

Jul 16, 2010 - 73 Comments

If you need to convert FLAC to MP3 in Mac OS X for free, the best way to do so is using a utility called All2MP3*. It’s super easy to use with drag & drop conversion tools and total simplicity, just grab the app and follow along with this tutorial and you’ll have converted your … Read More

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