Convert64 started life as a quick’n’dirty hack. I needed a program to convert a Base64 file on the Mac - but I couldn’t find one. Oh yes, I know that there are Mac programs which can convert Base64 data (Mail is one, for example) but none seemed to have the option just to load a Base64 file and turn it back into binary. So I wrote one. From day one, Convert64 could generate Base64 from binary too.
When I first released Convert64, I said 'I doubt that I’ll write any other versions - unless anyone clamours for them. It’s a bit of a specialist requirement'. What can I say? I changed my mind - and I supercharged Convert64 at the same time.
So should you use Convert64 1 or Convert64 v2? Easy. Convert64 v2 - nearly every time. Convert64 v1 is not supported and it doesn't have a great deal of functionality either. Its one saving grace, and the reason that it's still available here, is that it's compatible with PowerPC.
Convert64 v2 requires a 64bit Intel Mac running MacOS X 10.7 or newer, with an App Store account. Technically, it can run on 10.6 (Snow Leopard), but I haven't made this version available because file identification functionality is broken on Mac OS X 10.6.
|32bit Intel Compatible||X|
|64bit Intel Compatible||X||X|
|Decodes B64 files||X||X|
|Encodes B64 files||X||X|
|Identifies Mystery Files||X|
|Convert image format||X|
|Copy to clipboard||X|
|Save as HTML||X|
|Save as CSS||X|
|Full help included||X|
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