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CloudConvert converts between 140 file formats (medical translation)
Working with hundreds of medical device and pharmaceutical clients, we are used to receiving files in all kinds of formats. Most of them are in standard formats but every once in a while we receive a format we don't support.

Luckily, there are a ton of file-conversion utilities out there. We have in the past written about Zamzar and youconvertit but there are lots of others.

All of them have their pros and cons, but a recent arrival in the space adds some terrific features. CloudConvert supports 140 file formats, accessible through its web site or via an API. Files are limited to 100 MB for "fly-by" users but if you register (free), the file size limit increases to 1,000 MB.

Even nicer is CloudConvert's integration with Dropbox and Google Drive. This way, source and/or target files can be located in the cloud.

CloudConvert seems to be a tremendous productivity enhancer. What file conversion tools do you use?

[Via Lifehacker]

ForeignExchange Translations provides specialized medical translation services to the world's largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies.


  1. cgtradmed said...
    Thanks for the info. However, I'm a bit puzzled because, in my mind as certainly (and hopefully) in my colleagues minds, the word "cloud" rings a bell : doesn't "cloud" mean jeopardizing security and strict confidentiality?
    Can you enlighten us on this point?
    Thanks in advance
    ForeignExchange Translations said...

    Good point, Catherine!

    There is always an increased risk with cloud-based services. However, because CloudConvert's developer is based in Germany, they are subject to European data protection laws.

    Also, for what it's worth, their privacy policy states that they "will not, under any circumstances whatsoever, give out or sell your uploaded files or data to anyone". CloudConvert also gives you the option to delete files immediately after conversion.

    Of course, you still need to trust that all of this is actually working...

    cgtradmed said...
    Thanks a lot for having clarified this point. If Germany is behind ... it should be oK.
    However, a funny coincidence: we were discussing this security aspect and singing the praises of German privacy policies the very day when Vodafone Germany announced that the private information of 2 million customers of them were stolen ... by an "insider".
    Nothing is safe, nobody is immune in our world!

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