ASCII To Binary Converter
ASCII To Binary Converter is a free and open-source program whose only purpose is to convert text to binary code, and vice versa. It does not feature any other options, so it can be handled even by those with little or no experience in computer software, apart from programmers who want to integrate it into their applications.
No installation required
This is a portable product, so it does not require any installation. It means that you can drop the executable file in any part of the hard disk and click it to run.
There is also the possibility to save ASCII To Binary Converter to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any PC directly, provided that it has .NET Framework installed.
Worth taking into account is that the program does not create new entries in the Windows registry or Start menu, thus leaving no traces behind after its removal.
Plain and simple interface
The GUI is represented by a single window with a minimalistic structure, where the "what you see is what you get" principle clearly applies, since there are no other options available, aside from what's visible in the main frame.
All you have to do is type or paste text or binary code, as the software utility will show results in real time. Although it does not integrate buttons for copying text to the Clipboard, printing it or saving it to file for closer examination and safekeeping, it is possible to make a selection and copy it to the Clipboard with the help of the global hotkey or by opening the right-click menu.
As expected, ASCII To Binary Converter has minimal impact on computer performance, as it runs on low CPU and RAM. There were no kind of issues throughout our evaluation, since it did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. All in all, ASCII To Binary Converter gets the job done.