I recently finished creating a Desktop application that can converter Excel files into CSV, TSV and JSON files. This application allows you to select a root folder containing all of the Excel files that you want to convert then you can convert all of the sheets in each Excel file. This application is available for both Mac and Windows.

Let’s say that we have downloaded the desktop application and installed it: now what? Let’s try converting some Excel files into CSV files:

  1. Open the application.
  2. Click the Browse for Folder button and select the root folder that contains all of the Excel workbooks that you want to convert.
  3. After the root folder has been selected you can unmark the checkboxes of the workbooks that you dont want to include in the conversion process.
  4. Next you can change the naming convention for the converted sheets to change the file names that will result. You can scroll down to the bottom to see the file paths that will result from the conversion.
  5. Next you can add filters to specify which sheets in the workbook(s) should be converted. If you dont add filters all of the sheets will be converted.
  6. Once you are sure that everything looks good you can click the Start Conversion button.

It is really that simple. Feel free to send me suggestions or comments on this Electron application. Have fun! šŸ˜Ž

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3 Comments

Mike · February 4, 2019 at 5:01 PM

This looks like it is a great app. I have a number of xls files I would like to convert to csv, I have installed the app on my Mac, but am not having any luck with it. I can browse my folders, and select the root, but the program does not return the name, and no additional information is given once I make the selection. I am going to try this on my Surface and see if I have better luck. I will post from there.

Ashley · May 14, 2019 at 10:39 AM

When choosing folders with excel workbooks in them, I’m not seeing the various files come up in the converter.

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