Base64Anywhere 4+

John Bowers

    • 4.3 • 9 Ratings
    • Free



Base64Anywhere is a OSX service and application that allows you to encode files from a right click context menu in Finder, as well as allowing you to encode text as Base64 or decode from Base64 with a right click from IDE's, text editor's, terminals, etc.

There are many Base64 encoders/decoders, but Base64Anywhere is about allowing you do your encoding or decoding contextually. Wherever you see a file or text that needs encoding or decoding, you can simply select and right click to perform the operation you need.

* Base64 encodes whole files (including JPGs/PNGs/etc) with a single click from finder, and easily formats base64 encoded images for inclusion in CSS or web pages.

* Encode or Decode text inline if you application supports it (text editors, programming IDE's, etc) or you can send the text to the Base64 interface where it will be displayed with its encoded and unencoded representations.

* When decoding Base64 encoded data, binary data will be shown in Hex, with the option of revealing printable characters. This is very handy for reverse engineering Base64 encoded data structures.

* When decoding Base64 images, the data will be recognized as an image and instead of seeing the decoded bytes, an image will be displayed.

What’s New

Version 8

A few tweaks to make copying content do what most people expect it to do.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Basementjack ,

What a thoughtful and super useful tool!

I needed to test base64 encoding an image for an email today, and found a few free scripts/ websites that would do it but wanted a utility to do the same on my mac.

I was kinda surprised to see a bunch of apps on the app store that cost money - one was from 2013 and people had said it didn't work on retina macs, yet it was still pretty high in search results.

I can tell you, this one works, its' free (as of this writing) and it does exactly what you'd want it to do - drag a file to it and it base64 encodes it.

Assuming the file is an image, it even has a bunch of 'helpers' - for example, hit the "HTML" button and it displays an IMG tag with the SRC filled out so all you need to do is copy/paste.

It's a great utility and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the developer taking the time to create this and share it.

- Jack

Abanjo64 ,

It just does what I'd expected

I was just about to write my own Service for decoding bas64 text, but then thought: Maybe someone else already did that.

And here we are. It's even free! And works on older macOS versions, too. It can hardly get any better.

Thank you so much for the effort to put it out here, Mr. Bowers.

Pcooke2002 ,

pretty good, but room for improvement

if you are pimariily needing to decode base64 strings this is great.

if you are tryting to encode strngs... not so good. it assumes whatever file you open is base64 encoded. It would be helpful if the developer could add some button that will put the content of the encoded text to the plain text.

I did not like that I could not type in the plain text filed and have that get encoded. I was only allowed to copy/paste strings into the boxes

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