What will you build?

Hundreds of developers are already using the Zamzar API to power their file conversion apps. Below are a handful of our favourite apps that use our API. If you have an app you would like us to feature, feel free to tell us about it.

  • Dropbox Converter (C#)

    by Michael Walsh

    Enhance your Dropbox with the ability to automatically convert files with the Dropbox Converter. Specify your desired conversions (e.g., "docx to pdf") in a JSON configuration file, then simply add files to your Dropbox. The converted files will be stored back in your Dropbox.

    Download the code at Github

  • Hot Folders (Python)

    by Joe Anderson

    Hot Folders monitors file system paths, automatically converting new files according to your preferences (specified in a JSON configuration file). We like setting our web browser's "downloads" folder as a Hot Folder that converts RAR and 7Z archives to ZIP format.

    Download the code at Github

  • Zamzar Bash

    by Zamzar

    Harness the power of the Zamzar API in your terminal, using Zamzar Bash. This script adds the zamzar command to your UNIX toolkit, allowing you to write shell scripts to automate all of your file conversion needs. Convert directly from the command line.

    Download the code at Github

Zapier Integration

by Zapier

Zapier is a productivity tool that seamlessly connects over 1,300 business apps, such as Gmail, Slack, and MailChimp. Zapier helps to automate routine processes and repetitive tasks without the need for coding or technical resources. You can use Zapier to connect the Zamzar file conversion API to any of these apps. For example automatically convert files added to a Dropbox folder into a different format, or convert new Gmail emails to PDF for archiving.

Make Integration

by Make

Make is an online automation platform that allows you to connect apps and automate workflows in a few clicks. Similar to Zapier it allows users to "glue" different apps, API's and services together even if you have no previous experience of writing code. Hundreds of different apps are supported, and you can use Make to connect them to the Zamzar API:

Useful Apps

by various
  • PHP Converter - A sample PHP script to upload, convert and download files using the Zamzar API.
  • .NET Desktop file converter - A simple GUI .NET app to convert files from a Windows desktop.
  • Meteor integration - An integration of the Zamzar API for the popular Meteor Javascript open source framework.
  • Python command line tool - Use the Zamzar API from the command line with Python. Installs via "pip".
  • R integration - A collection of HTTP wrappers for using the Zamzar API from R, the popular software environment for statistical computing and graphics.