Zamzar

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    38,124
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 03, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Platform:
    Webware
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1 stars

"Once I paid it stopped working"

March 15, 2015  |  By Gerard P.

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Pros

none at all

Cons

Worked using free/trial service, but once I paid and used the Basic service each file generated an error.

Summary

Might be a ripoff, or might be broken. In any case I called paypal and got a refund on my first month, and cancelled the subscription.

Not recommended/

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4 stars

"So far so good"

January 15, 2015  |  By patstuhr

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Pros

Does exactly what it says for small files, it gives options for a paid account but you can still use the service for free if you you have common knowledge of downloading from internet sites.

Cons

None so far, besides expected quality loss during conversion

Summary

Worked really good for a bunch of 5-15 second clips I had stored for 10 years.

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1 stars

"Not a free site."

January 07, 2015

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Pros

I don't know if their pay site functions well or not but they advertise it as being a free to use site, which is a lie.

Cons

Claims to offer a free service, but is actually a pay site.

Scam.

Summary

I was looking t transfer a file from .mov format to .avi to get some editing work done. Not having access to my computer, I googled ".mov to .avi" to see if there was a website I could use to avoid downloading files on a friend's computer.

Zamzar claims to be a "Free Online Conversion Site" but told me that to upload my thirty second .mov file I would have to upgrade to a paid account.

So it's a scam site. Any site that puts "Free" in their description and then immediately asks you to pay for their service doesn't deserve your money. If you need a conversion site use one that is up front about what they're going to charge you.

Bottom line: Zamzar's chosen tag line is a lie. If they're willing to lie about that, odds are good they lie about the quality of their service, too.

Avoid at all costs.

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1 stars

"If it works....useless....feel scammed"

December 15, 2014  |  By elohra

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Pros

None - Never worked on the different file sizes i tried

Cons

I can't think of any ... why would you use something if it fails to perform

Summary

If it worked then i would sign up and use it but it never worked so i can't recommend anyone trying this service. Free should always be taken with a grain of salt.

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1 stars

"Free version is the usual cheesy sleazy come-on"

November 11, 2014  |  By bog99

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Pros

Will convert a SMALL (trivial size) file immediately -- that's the cheesy sleazy come-on.

Cons

Put in, say, a 3-page text file to turn into MP3, and then you never hear from them -- not even "sorry, we're busy now, we'll send you the file in 3 weeks", but that's where they leave you. Don't waste your time with these something for nothing games.

Summary

Free version is the usual cheesy sleazy come-on

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5 stars

"Did the job"

February 20, 2014  |  By AmyWalker74

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Pros

Fast. FREE. No software download. Super easy.

Cons

Only con (which really isn't a big deal) was that it kept making you think you had to register with your email...but if you read carefully you would see that the big register button was NOT required & you could pick the "small print" link below it to get the actual downloaded file you wanted. If you've ever used freeware, you should be used to how to navigate to avoid the "land mines."

Summary

I had a .wpd file I needed to see & couldn't get open any other way (so far). Went to the site and within five minutes it was converted to a pdf file. Perfect!

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4 stars

"worked as described"

August 08, 2013  |  By ticklesmcgee

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Pros

straightforward, fast, legit

Cons

none that i experienced

Summary

i use zamzar to convert publisher files into word docs and pdfs. works great.

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1 stars

"Lackluster."

August 01, 2013  |  By Mashkai

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Pros

Easy to use.

Free.

Cons

No indication of whether your conversion worked or not until you receive a confirmation email.

Out of hundreds of attempts today, one of them was successful. Just one.

No indication of problems encountered so no way of correcting the issue and trying again.

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3 stars

"Well Rounded"

March 27, 2012  |  By TechnoWing

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Pros

Many file types to choose from

Cons

Not all the file types work
Not all links work
Seldom gets errors
Spam provider
Pretty low quality

Summary

Its cool, but you know. Yeah

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1 stars

"useless, pointless"

March 21, 2012  |  By seeharmony

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Pros

free, but?????

Cons

I converted a simple pdf to doc format but it didn't convert it, it just put images of the pages onto a doc! So now instead of a pdf I have images on a doc that I can't do anything with.

Summary

Pointless. A waste of time.

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This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Zamzar
Publisher web site http://zamzar.com/
Release Date June 03, 2008
Date Added June 03, 2008
Version
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements Webware
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Total Downloads 38,124
Downloads Last Week 16
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License Model Free
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Price Free
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