Did you get a docx file and need to convert it into a PDF file? Sure, there are apps you can use to do this on your computer, but you don’t have to wait until you’re at your computer. Try file conversion apps for Android instead, which let you see and use your file now versus later.
All of the apps listed are free, though some do have premium features that require a subscription. If you sign up for a free trial, make sure to cancel it within 24 hours in the Google Play Store. It’ll be listed under “Subscriptions” in the main Play Store menu.
1. VidCompact Video to MP3 Converter
If you want the app to do more than just convert the format of your files, VidCompact is an excellent choice. The app allows you to convert videos to MP4, videos to MP3, and you also have the option of changing the resolution of the video before it is converted. As the name implies, it’s just for video and audio files.
While all the features were once free to use, some now require an in-app purchase or subscription. There is a free three-day trial, which could be longer in my opinion. Besides being able to change the format of the files, the app also allows you to batch compress, crop, trim, and modify audio frequencies, and it supports formats such as MOV, HD, WMV, AVI, MPEG, MKV, 3GP, RMVB, and FLV.
All the videos you convert will be stored in the “My Studio” folder. The app also has an easy-to-understand user interface.
A similar app, Video Compressor and Converter, is a great alternative. It also has in-app purchases but works well.
2. File Converter
One of the best all-in-one file conversion apps for Android is File Converter. It has various types of converters, such as image, audio, video, eBook, document, metadata, archive, and hash.
Tap on document converter and on the current format of the file. Select the folder icon at the top and choose your file. The final step before your file is converted is selecting the format you now want the file to have.
Under Output, choose “Target Format” and tap on the new format. To start the conversion process, tap on the Play button at the bottom.
What’s different about this app is that your file is sent to their servers, and once the process is over, the file is downloaded to your phone. The size limit is 100MB. The plus side is everything’s free.
3. PDF Converter
With PDF Converter, you can convert as many files as you want, since the app doesn’t place a limit. The file does not lose quality after the conversion, and you can choose to either scan a document, select a file on your device, or add it from Dropbox, Drive, OneDrive, or others.
Convert from most popular document types to PDF and vice versa. It even turns images into PDFs.
Once the file has been converted, tap on the drop-down menu and choose to either open it, send a copy, get details, rename, remove, or delete it.
The app also makes it easy to find files you’ve converted. Tap on the three dots at the top right and choose Sort Files. You can sort your files by date or name.
There is one major downside to this app. You can only convert three files before upgrading to the premium version. This is a good way to try the app, but you may want to try some of the other options first to avoid paying.
4. Batch Image Converter
Just as the name states, with Batch Image Converter you can change the format of various image files simultaneously. This makes it one of the more popular file conversion apps for Android. You can convert your images to JPG, PNG, WEBP, GIF, or PDF.
If you’re going to convert an image to JPG, you’ll be able to fill the transparency with the color of your choice. Simply use the color slider to create the color you want. The app keeps things simple, so it’s a great app if you’re only interested in converting an image without all the extras.
There are in-app purchases, but it’s not necessary to use the app. You can pay to get rid of ads and increase the number of files you can convert at one time.
5. All File Converter
All File Converter is another all-in-one file conversion app for Android. It handles documents, images, video, music, and more. It’ll even handle ebooks, though Calibre makes it easy to do conversions on your desktop if necessary. Files upload to All File Converter’s servers but are deleted after 24 hours.
The interface couldn’t be more straightforward, making it simple to choose your desired file format. Some users have had issues with archive files, so that may be a glitch to watch out for.
However, the app itself is free, making it well worth trying.
Thanks to these apps, you don’t have to rely on your computer to convert any type of file. From completely free to free trials, it’s easy to give any of these file conversion apps for Android a test run to find your favorite. Need to convert audio to text instead of standard conversions? Try these six easy methods.