Docdroid: convert and share documents in many formats

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 27, 2013
Updated • Nov 27, 2013

Whenever you want to share a document with someone else, you should make sure that they can read it. While your presentation may look great as a pptx document, it does not do you any good if the recipient cannot view it due to a lack of software that supports it.

The very same is true for Excel spreadsheets and text documents for example. One option to deal with the issue is to make sure the document is provided in a format that the majority of clients support. So, instead of sending out docx files, you send out doc files instead.

The free service Docdroid offers another option to you, one that may work better in many cases.

It is a document file hosting and viewing service on first glance. You can upload any support document format, all major ones like PDF, Docx, PPTX, XLSX, ODT or RTF are supported, and do not even need an account for that.

Docdroid: online document viewing, sharing and converting

Once you have uploaded the information to the service, a full and short link pointing to the uploaded file are displayed to you.

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Both links open a web page on the Docdroid website that displays the shared document to you. You can read it right there online if you want.

Note that some document formats, Excel spreadsheets, seem to be displayed in a basic fashion. The information are directly accessible on the other hand and that is what counts most of the time.

Plus, users you have shared the document with can use download buttons at the top to download it in its original format, or an alternative format. For XLSX spreadsheets, those are PDF, XLS or ODS for example.

Besides those options, you are also able to embed it on a web page of your choosing, or to share it with others on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

If you go back to the uploading interface, you find the same sharing options displayed to you here. In addition to that, it is also possible to set a password for the document so that only users who enter the correct password may view it or download it.

A cookie is saved to your computer that helps you keep track of your documents. If you want better control over the process, you may register an account on the site (if the cookie is deleted, you lose control over the document without account).

The most important aspect of being the owner of a document is that you can delete it.


If you are looking for a way to share documents with others online, and want to make sure that those users can access the document right away without having to worry about formats supported on their systems, you may find Docdroid useful for that task.

The option to password protect documents is excellent, as is the option to save the document in different formats to the local system. (Thanks Transcontinental)

Now Read: Office Web Viewer lets you view Office documents on the Web


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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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