Convert video, audio, and image files to different formats, modify them in various ways, and take advantage of a collection of workshop tools for processing other files as well
While some standardization has taken place over the years when it comes to video, audio, and image formats, conversion is still necessary in many situations. If it is part of your daily workflow, you want the most efficient app for the task at hand.
Permute is a great option if what you’re after is ultimate productivity. It can process videos, images, and audio files in batch operations, to a wide range of formats, and it is designed to be used with drag and drop.
Drop your files and start converting
If fine-tuning encoding options isn’t your thing, you can just pick one of the many presets and launch the conversion. These are meant to be suitable for various Apple devices, but you can also customize them and create your own presets as well. What’s more, you can trim and crop videos while converting them.
Images are similarly easy to process. If you add multiple pictures, they are automatically organized into a single job, and they all use the same conversion preset. You can select your preferred output format, resize the files while converting, and even set a maximum file size for the output images.
Impressive set of additional tools
Even though the app is mainly designed for media file conversion, the developers want to turn it into a sort of Swiss army knife of conversion. To that end, optional tools are available in the Workshop, which you can enable if you have need of their functionality.
For instance, these tools allow you to apply filters to PDF files, create HLS manifests, optimize MP4 files for the web, edit metadata, convert PDFs to images, change text encoding, and convert text to speech.
Well worth the price
It’s no secret that you can find free, even open-source apps capable of performing most of these tasks, but they are generally not as user-friendly as Permute. All you have to do is drop some files, select a preset, and you’re done. If efficiency is key, an app like this is invaluable.