Base64 is a binary to a plain text encoding scheme used to represent binary data to an ASCII (American Standard Code For Information Interchange) string format. It does so by encoding the plain text into a radix 64 representation. The term “Base64” comes from a particular MIME content transfer encoding. Base 64 is a numeral system with base 64 that uses 64-digit sets and is represented by 6 bits.
Base64 encoding schemes are primarily used when we need to encode binary data that must be stored and transmitted over a media that only deals with ASCII string format. It is done to ensure that the transmitted data remains the same during transport. Base64 encoding is mainly used in several applications, including email messaging via MIME, websites, and data storage in XML.
Base64 Encode is an easy-to-use tool to encode plain text to Base64 encoded format. This tool saves you much time by doing the encoding within minutes. To use this too:
- Load the plain text URL, then loads the plain text into the tool for encoding. You can also directly load the simple text file into the tool.
- After loading, click the button for conversion, and you will get the encoded format.
- Download it and use it.
Base64 encode works on Windows, MAC, Linux, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Safari.