Binary Translator is a lightweight app designed for Windows 10, 8.1 and 8 computers, which enables you to seamlessly perform conversions between text as well as binary, hexadecimal, Base64 and ASCII code.
It comes in handy for programmers and web designers, as well as casual users who are curious enough to learn about this type of conversions. The program doesn't include complicated options or configuration settings, making it accessible to all kinds of users, even the ones with minimal experience in such software.
It can be seamlessly downloaded from the Microsoft Store and integrated into the operating system. In the following step, you can launch it from the Start Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1, as well as the Start Menu in Windows 10.
As far as the interface is concerned, Basic Calculator adopts a flat appearance and simple design, which is common among Metro apps. It shows five boxes for separately entering the text as well as binary, hexadecimal, Base64 and ASCII code.
Data can be typed or pasted into any box, after which you can click a button to perform the conversion instantly and view it translated in all remaining counterpart codes. Worth noting is that this task isn't performed in real time (as you type).
There are no special options implemented, such as exporting or printing information. On the other hand, you can select and copy text by triggering the global Ctrl+C hotkey or by opening the right-click menu.
Thanks to the built-in Windows features, you can also share the app on various platforms you have installed, such as messaging, Twitter, email, or OneNote. Switching to full screen mode is possible too.
As expected from such as lightweight app, it didn't put a strain on the overall performance of the machine in our tests, thanks to the fact that it needed a low amount of CPU and RAM to work properly. No error dialogs popped up and it didn't freeze or crash.
Although it doesn't come loaded with a rich set of options, Basic Calculator delivers a simple and straightforward solution for converting regular text to different types of code. It can be easily handled by anyone.