All About The Online-Convert Google Chrome App

Chrome App

Online-Convert.com is more than just a file conversion website! Of course you are already familiar with our API that lets you incorporate file conversion in your own applications and services. But there is even more. Thus, we want to present to you our new Google Chrome App!

In this article you will find all kinds of information about the app, how you can use it and what it is compatible with.

 

The File Conversion Chrome App

First things first, where can you get the app? In the Chrome Web Store, of course. Just look for Online-Convert.com and you will find it. Alternatively, you can click here.

 

As it is a Chrome App, you will find it under “Apps” rather than under “Extensions”. On the shop page, you will find all kinds of information about the Chrome app as well as a link to the Online-Convert website and a video on how to use the service. Simply add it to your Chrome browser and you can start converting your files directly from Chrome.

 

Where Can I Use It?

Once you installed the app, it is available for usage both in Google Drive and Gmail.

 

Gmail is an e-mail provider provided by Google. If you receive a file as an e-mail attachment, you can open some of them directly in your browser. PDF documents and certain image files, for example. For other files, there is the Online-Convert app. Clicking on the file will open a preview (if available). To open or edit the file, or in this case convert it, you will find the Online-Convert app at the bottom.

 

The usage in Google Drive is just as easy. This cloud storage allows you to save your files online and access them from anywhere. With a simple right-click on the file in question, you can access the app after navigating to “Open with”.

 

How Is It Done?

Once you clicked on the app, in both cases, you will be redirected to a page where you can choose the output format of the conversion. This means, here you will choose what file you want in the end. For example DOC or TXT, JPG or GIF, MP3 or MP4.

After clicking on the format you want, the conversion will start. It will automatically download into the folder you specified for Google Chrome downloads.

 

Easy, isn’t it?

Give it a try and convert files directly from Gmail and GDrive.


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WhatsApp vs. Viber App – Which Is Better?

WhatsApp vs. Viber App - Which Is Better?There was a time when SMS was very simple and you even had to pay to sent text messages to people. Those days are long gone since now you have apps to send messages and do much more. And all are basically for free. Two of the most popular messaging and VoIP (Voice Over IP) apps are Viber and WhatsApp. But which one is better of the two for you? This article guide will go over WhatsApp vs. Viber app comparison and let you know which is better of the two.

Since both of these messaging apps do far more than just allow you to send free SMS, there are several issues to consider. We will cover features such as video calling, voice call quality, user interface, groups, public chats and a few others.

 

The Cost To Use –

Viber is free to use when it comes to Viber to Viber VoIP calls and messaging.
WhatsApp is free for the first year. Once the first year is over, the cost of using WhatsApp is $1 per year.

You can call people who don’t have Viber using the app but it will cost you about 1.9 cents a minute. This cost applies to both landline or mobile phones. Still, for Viber to Viber calling, the calls are always free of charge.

The Winner – Viber.

 

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User Interface –

WhatsApp has a very simple to use interface and so does Viber. Since Viber does offer a richer interface, it makes it a bit more cluttered. WhatsApp was actually even simpler to use a few months ago. It was then that Facebook — which owns WhatsApp – decided to change the ‘Status’ interface of the app. That change, has made WhatsApp a bit less user friendly in the view of some.
One problem Viber has is the annoying Stickers they are always trying to get users to purchase. That gives the edge to WhatsApp.

The Winner – WhatsApp

 

VoIP Features –

WhatsApp and Viber both allow users to call anyone who has the app installed. The calls to anyone via app to app are free of charge. But when it comes to calling someone who does not have the app installed, WhatsApp is left behind. Viber allows you to call people worldwide in either mobile or landline numbers for a very low rate. To access this extra feature you need to connect your account to your Paypal or to a credit card.

The Winner – Viber

 

Number Of Users –

This comparison may be one that makes the apps matter more to other users when it all comes down to it. Since most people use messaging and VoIP apps to connect with their friends and family members, this makes sense. After all, you want to be or go where you will find more people using the same app as you. When it comes to total number of users, WhatsApp is the clear winner. They have a bigger fan base and more people using it. Especially now that Facebook owns it. Still, Viber is slowly bringing more people into its fold due to the extra features it offers that WhatsApp does not.

The Winner – WhatsApp

 

Voice Call Quality

Even though both of these apps began and are featured as messaging apps, many people use them to make calls. That makes this a very important part of which is better between Viber vs. WhatsApp. Viber has been offering both video and voice calling for a far longer time than WhatsApp has. They also have HD quality options for users with high bandwidth connections. The results are clear voice call quality.

The Winner – A Tie

 

Desktop Access –

You may not know it, but both WhatsApp and Viber have desktops apps that you can use on your computers or laptops. WhatsApp has one for either Windows or Mac. The same goes for Viber except Viber also has Linux. But when it comes to features, the Viber desktop app has much more to offer. Viber desktop apps allows to not only send IM, you can also make voice and video calls.

The Winner – Viber

 

Video Calling

Viber has had video calling far longer than WhatsApp which just began offering the feature earlier last year. The quality of the calls will depend on the connection speed you have. But overall, Viber seems to be a bit better in Video calling for now.

The Winner – Viber

 

Public Chats

The winner by default here is Viber since WhatsApp does not have public chats.
Using the public chats from Viber lets you connect with public accounts from many places, companies and groups.

The Winner – Viber

 

Groups –

This feature is offered on both the apps and they are basically the same. Both Viber and WhatsApp have the same features when it comes to group chats since these are created by users. This makes the contest a tie.

The Winner – A Tie

 

Hidden Chats –

The hidden chat feature is another one that separates Viber from WhatsApp since only Viber has it. Using the hidden chats feature lets you keep the chat private and away from prying eyes. You set up a PIN number so that only the people who have it will be able to access the chat.

The Winner – Viber

 

Gaming –

Most people love gaming on their mobile phones. Viber lets you play a list of games you can play along with other Viber contacts. WhatsApp does not have this feature either. Keep in mind that the games are not on the Viber app. However, they are created by Viber and let you challenge your friends to play one another. The winner by default, again is Viber.

The Winner – Viber

 

Here are some Tips & Tricks You May Not Know About WhatsApp

 

Conclusion –

WhatsApp may have a larger number of users than Viber does. That may explain why some feel that WhatsApp is better or more popular. However, when it comes to features, Viber is the clear winner. The app offers users a lot more than WhatsApp does. But, this doesn’t mean that you have to choose one from the other. You can simply have both apps installed on your phone and use them according to your contacts.


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10 Great Ebook Apps For Ebook Lovers

10 Great Ebook Apps For Ebook LoversLet’s face it, Ebooks are here to stay. While there are those who don’t like to use them and rather stick to paper copies, others prefer the digital versions. No matter what, the truth is that ebooks are now a great big part of the book industry. These ten great ebook apps for ebook lovers will help make your reading experience that much better. One of the best things about ebooks is that you don’t even have to have a dedicated e-reader device. You can use tablets, smartphones and other means to read them. Below, are some of the best apps available for you to do so and many of them are totally free.

 

EBookDroid – (Android)

 

The EBookDroid app is an awesome eReader to use. It is especially designed for DJVU and PDF files. You can even use it as a document reader as well. Some of the features include annotations, text notes, text selection and an external dictionary support. There is a free version and a paid version for $2.99.

 

You may also want to check out How To Find The Best E-Book Reader For You

 

Kindle – (iOS, Android)

 

The Amazon Kindle is one of the most popular ebook readers on the market today. The Kindle app is a great way to have some of what a Kindle offers, without buying one. Some of the features include library management, font size customization, brightness and a marketplace reader. You can view free classics and the hottest bestsellers available at the kindle store. Best of all, the app is free.

 

Overdrive Media Console – (Android, iOS)

 

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on ebooks,  you should download the Overdrive Media Console app. This great application lets users borrow both audiobooks and ebooks from libraries. The participating libraries that have digital collections will let you borrow them without any hassle. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about returning the ebooks and audiobooks with complications or trouble. It is also free.

 

Aldiko Book Reader – (iOS, Android)

 

The Aldiko Book Reader app is an awesome ebook reader that lets users discover tons of free books. The app features global text search and support for Adobe DRM, EPUB and PDF encrypted ebooks. You also get support for any digital copies that you rent from public libraries. There’s a free version and a $3.79 paid version.

 

Bookari – (Android, iOS)

 

Once called Mantano Reader, the Bookari ebook reading app is a must have for ebook lovers. The app offers features such as text search, night mode, reader themes and annotation. For quick and easy jumping between pages, bookmarks and chapters, there is a pinable navigation panel feature. Bookari offers support for Adobe DRM, EPUB and PDF formats. There’s a free version and $4.99 paid version.

 

AlReader – (Android)

 

For those who need an app with tons of features and support of many common ebook formats, then AlReader is the one. You can use it on RTF, MOBI, PRC and other formats. It also supports EPUB but not DRM. Some of the cool features are page turning animations, alignment, viewing modes, scrolling and even several colorful profiles. There are 3 paid versions – $.99/$2.67and $9.72 as well as free version.

 

Scribd (Android, iOS)

 

If you want an app that offers unlimited access program for books then Scribd delivers. Often compared to the “Netflix app for books,” Scribd has a huge library for its users. There are over half a million books to choose from. They include a great selection of genres from more than 900 publishers. The curated editorial collections and customizable display are just two of the many features. Although the app is free to download, you have to pay a $8.99 a month subscription.

 

Cool Reader – (Android)

 

With tons of support for many different formats, the Cool Reader ebook app is very popular. There is LitRes, Doc, OPDS, HTML, PML, RTF, EPUB and FB2, support. The Cool Reader app has been around longer than most as well. Although the user interface may be a bit antiquated, it is still very easy to use. Best of all, it is totally free!

 

Bluefire – (iOS, Android)

 

The Bluefire ebook reading app has plenty of handy features to let you enjoy reading your favorite digital copies. There is a night mode, bookmarks, annotations and themes. You can also choose the margin widths and text size you want. The Bluefire app offers Adobe Content Server DRM, PDF and EPUB files support. For iOS users, if you want to switch to another reading device without losing your spot, then Bluefire has a reading location synch feature just for that. The app is free to download.

 

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FB Reader (Android)

 

Offering multiple format support, the FB Reader app delivers users a great reading experience. There is HTML, RTF, DOC, MOBI, EPUB and many other format support. Some of the handy features FB Reader has are margin, external dictionary support, page animations and text colors. The app also lets you play around with the font sizes and backgrounds as well as other features. It is only available for Android though and it is totally free.

 


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Google App Lets Contacts Know Where You Are

Google App Lets Contacts Know Where You Are
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There’s a new Google app that has a lot of people talking, and kind of upset at the search engine. The Google app lets contacts know where you are at all times. Now while that may sound a bit intrusive, there are certain things you should know.

To most, letting anyone track your whereabouts at all time sounds and can be construed as scary, if not downright crazy. Some may cringe at the thought of stalkers taking advantage of an app like this. Yet the app is not for just anyone to track you, only trusted contacts. Before you get upset, as most people who first learn about this do, read on.

 

Trusted Contacts App

The new app by Google is called Trusted Contacts and that means that only those people whom you trust can track you or know where you are. The app is actually designed as a way to let your trusted family and friends protect you. For people who work late at night or have to walk home alone, this app can be helpful.

You may also want to check out Ten Must Have Android Apps For 2016

First off, the new app by Google doesn’t just let anyone track where you are. It only lets those people whom you have given permission to, do so. Once you install the app, you then give those family members or friends whom you want the “Trusted Status.” Those you deem trustworthy can then keep an eye on you wherever you are and at any time. They will also know if you have been active as well as where you’d been recently.

 

Designed To Keep You Safe

The app is really designed to help keep people who use it safe. The application does this by letting you choose who can watch and keep track of you. The app does have other options too. One of them is that if any of your trusted contacts becomes worried about you, they can then send a request to find out about your exact location. While you can still either deny or accept the request, there are things to keep in mind. If you fail to respond, in time, your location will be shared with them automatically. This is done in the event that you may be in need of help or in trouble.

Another option is letting any of your trusted contacts keep a virtual eye on you. If you are stuck somewhere or are running late, the app will let them watch you as you walk or drive home in live time. This way, they can see you to make sure you get home safe.

 

Privacy Concerns

Although this app only lets you choose whom you want to watch and keep track of you, there are many who have concerns about the app. They have privacy concerns because some feel that the app can lead to abuse or misuse by some. However, you are the one who ultimately controls who is on your ‘Trusted’ list. If at any time, you feel that you no longer want a person or family member watching or knowing your whereabouts, you can simply remove them. If you break up with your girlfriend or boyfriend, then you can simply take them off the Trusted Contacts status.

Here are Ten iPhone Apps You Should Have

Still, there are many out there who feel that Google, other apps and sites these days are way too intrusive. A lot of that resentment has to do with so much data mining collection going on by most apps and sites such as Facebook and Google. Nonetheless, you can leave your trusted contacts to know only if you are active by stopping your shared location as well. Just like other apps, there are some who will like this one and those that will not. In the end, it is all up to the user to decide if Trusted Contacts apps is right for them.

 

Free Video Compressor Online For WhatsApp

Free Video Compressor Online For WhatsApp
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Are you looking for a free video compressor online for Whatsapp? Perhaps you are trying to send a video on the app and it is not letting you due to the video or file format. Whatever, the case, Online Convert is the place where you can do so easily. It also doesn’t matter whether or not you are looking to do it for your iPhone or for Android phone. You can change not only the video’s size, but also the format as well. Whatsapp has become one of the easiest, fastest and most popular app used by people all over the world to send messages to each other. The best thing about the application is that it allows you to do so for free. You can use WhatsApp via your phone data or by connecting to a Wi-Fi.

 

 

 

 

Why WhatsApp Is So Popular

 

Although many people in the USA or other countries have still not embraced or use WhatsApp as much, the rest of the world has. Because it offers a cheap and free alternative for SMS, it quickly grew in countries such as India and all of Latin America. In fact, in Spain, WhatsApp has a 96% of the market share. Since most companies charge for text messaging, people flocked in droves to WhatsApp. That explains why Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg paid so much money for the application. Another reason WhatsApp is so popular is due to not having annoying ads all over it. This is really great since the ads tend to be distracting and annoying to people. The young generation also loves to use the app for instant communication.

 

Here is another tutorial showing How to Make a Video File Smaller

 

Compress Video For WhatsApp

 

Another thing that makes WhatsApp so great is that you can send more than just SMS to anyone anywhere in the world. The application also allows users to send videos, audio and many kind of files instantly. Although there is no limit to how many messages or files you can send to others, there is a size limit to them. Video files can be no bigger than 16 MB to 30 MB per file. While that may be okay for most videos, there are exceptions. Often times, we all have video files which are much larger than their allowed limit. Luckily, you can easily convert these bigger video files to a much smaller size one here on Online Convert. Best of all, you can do so for free.

Convert and change your video format or size easily and for free

To change the size of your video simply go to the Video File Converter

Once there, choose the format you want to convert the video to.

Next, simply upload your video to Online Convert and wait.

You will have a few other options to choose from such as bitrate, frame rate and others to customize your video.

Once your video has been uploaded, Online Convert will take care of the rest.

 

You may also want to read How to copy a video file and MP3 to your mobile phone

 

As soon as the video has been changed to whatever size or format you wanted, your converted video will be ready to download. Remember, unlike many sites where you have to download software in order to convert your videos or files, here on Online Convert you don’t. Just upload your files and we will do the rest for you.

Ten iPhone Apps You Should Have

Top Ten Must Have iPhone Apps
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Let’s face it, apps make our lives so much easier when it comes to using our cellular phones. That’s why we have put together a list of ten iPhone apps you should have on your iPhone. These apps are guaranteed to help you get the most our of your iPhone.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the very best and most essentials apps you need to have installed on your iPhone for 2016. 

 

WhatsApp:

WhatsApp iPhone App

It seems like it was only yesterday where most of us had to pay just to be able to send out text messages to friends. Furthermore, if any one us wanted to share a video or a huge file with others, it was very costly and almost impossible to do. Luckily, with the app called WhatsApp, that has all changed. This application allows you to communicate with your friends and family no matter where they are in the world. Best of all, you can even make phone calls (to other WhatsApp users) via the app for free. WhatsApp messenger allows you to send unlimited photos, instant SMS, videos or any kind of files. Of course, this is providing you use Wi-Fi since most of us have limited mobile data. By using the Wi-Fi mode, we can make sure nothing we send will cost us a dime. Best of all, there are no annoying ads to deal with.

 

Just in case you’re wondering; here are the Ten Must Have Android Apps For 2016

 

Sleep Cycle:

Sleep Cycle iPhone App

Sleeping is one of the most important parts of our daily routines. The Sleep Cycle app allows you to sleep a lot better by studying your sleep patterns and respecting them. The app not only works as an alarm clock, but by tracking your sleep patterns, it can determine when it is the best time to wake you. Having to be awakened during a deep sleep or dream state can totally change the way you may feel throughout the entire day. However, with this app waking you during your light sleep state, you can wake up feeling refreshed and energized. The Sleep Cycle app’s alarm clock will end up improving not only your overall sleep, but also your productivity and punctuality.

 

Waze:

Waze iPhone App

For anyone who drives, the Waze app is a must have. It doesn’t really matter if you are constantly on the road or if you just take short trips. The Waze app works so great because it knows how fast other users are traveling on the roads around you. Using that info, it redirects you around traffic which ends up making your commute shorter and faster. Aside from tracking traffic, the Waze app also tracks accidents, roads under repair or construction and red-light cameras. If that wasn’t enough, the app also alerts you when police are near you or on your route.

 

Spotify:

Spotify iPhone App

Although there are many music streaming apps out there, Spotify is by far one of the best. This app can turn your iPhone into a jukebox that is able to deliver all of your favorite songs in an instant. No matter where you are, Spotify allows you to listen to music for free. Of course there are ads to deal with when you use the free version. However, if you use the premium account, then you not only do not have to worry about ads, you also get tons of other great upgrades.

 

Cash:

Cash iPhone App

These days with technology being so well advanced, we no longer need to carry cash around to go out on the town or anywhere. With the Cash app, you can split a bar tab or cab fare easily with your friends & family in an instant. Cash app allows users to easily transfer money to others, even if the banks are different. The only requirement is that you have to connect your debit card to the Cash app when you sign up. However, this is a small price to pay (no pun intended) for being able to quickly and easily deposit money into your friends accounts.

 

 Lyft or Uber:

 

Lyft or Uber iPhone Apps

 

Thanks to apps such as Lyft or Uber, most of us no longer have to wait for cabs. These apps both allow you to save time by letting you pick your ride. The app will inform you about your ride, when it will be there, wherever or whenever you need it. Best of all, the vast majority of times, you end up paying a lot less than traditional taxis. Both of the Lyft and Uber apps are now operating in most major cities and even small towns. Still, during high demand days such as holidays, there are surges in pricing. Be sure to find out about these pricing changes since they can often times end up spiking up to more than ten times the normal rates.

 

Swiftkey:

Swiftkey iPhone App

With the upgrade to iOS 8, iPhone users are now finally able to install third-party keyboards on their devices. The Swiftkey keyboard app is one of the best out there for you to download.  Swiftkey learns the way you type and then slowly adapts to your unique tapping and typing style. Since Swiftkey has the ability to swipe words instead of just typing them, you can end up texting and writing much faster. It also has word suggestions which remember the words you use most often. You also have the option of choosing from sevaral different themes, languages and typing settings.

 

1Password:

1Password iPhone App

Security online is one of the most important issues which cell phone users face these days. This means that having strong passwords is a must for all of us. However, being able to remember every single password for every different service or site you use is nearly impossible. Luckily, the 1Password app comes to the rescue for us. This app allows users to both create and store different secure passwords for all the sites and services they use. Since all you have to do is remember one password (the 1Password one) to access the rest of them, this becomes a cinch.  

 

Dropbox

Dropbox iPhone App

Most of us are on the go and moving about each day in our lives. This is where the Dropbox app comes in handy since it allows you to bring all of your important files with you. Dropbox allows you to add files to your favorites where you can quickly and easily view them later; even while you are offline. The app also gives you the ability to upload photos and videos to it so you can share then with friends and family for free. One of the best features on the Dropbox app is the ability to be able to move files from your cell phone to other devices easily and quickly.

 

Need help copying files to your phone? Then check out How to copy a video file and MP3 to your mobile phone

 

Evernote:

Evernote app for iPhone

For those that want to be able to have all of their notes, ideas, images and tasks in one place, the Evernote app is for them. This awesome application allows you to save articles from the internet as well as images and save them for later. It is like having a virtual notebook at your fingertips. The Evernote app can even handle audio files as well. One of the best things about the app is being able to search for everything you add to it. This means that you can quickly and easily find something you saved no matter how long ago you did so.