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Complete Guide to Using the Base64 to Text Converter

Need to reliably convert between Base64 encoded text and plain text? Our intuitive online Base64 to text converter makes it easy. This comprehensive guide will teach you how to use it.

Introduction to Base64 Encoding

Base64 is a ubiquitous encoding method that converts binary data into web-safe ASCII text strings. It is commonly used to transmit data over networks and systems.

Base64 text can be decoded back into the original plain text form. Our converter handles both encoding and decoding.

Benefits of Our Base64 to Text Converter

  • 100% free online tool requiring no software installs
  • Intuitive browser-based interface for ease of use
  • Local computing provides complete data privacy
  • Instantly encode plain text into Base64
  • Quickly decode Base64 text into readable plaintext
  • Handy copy, clear and sample buttons
  • No limits on usage or conversions

Step-by-Step Guide to Converting Base64 Text

Here is how to easily convert between Base64 and plain text:

  1. Enter your Base64 encoded text into the input box
  2. Click the "Decode" button to convert it to plain text
  3. The decoded plaintext will be displayed in the result box
  4. Click "Copy" to save the converted plaintext
  5. To encode text into Base64, click the "Encode" button instead
  6. Use the handy sample text to test encodings

Code Examples

To help you understand how the Base64 to Text tool works, we have provided code examples in several programming languages.


import java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets;
import java.util.Base64;

public class Base64ToText {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        String encodedString = "SGVsbG8gSVRvb2xraXQhIQ==";
        byte[] decodedBytes = Base64.getDecoder().decode(encodedString);
        String decodedString = new String(decodedBytes, StandardCharsets.UTF_8);
        System.out.println(decodedString); // Output: "Hello IToolkit!!"


import base64

encoded_string = b'SGVsbG8gSVRvb2xraXQhIQ=='
decoded_bytes = base64.b64decode(encoded_string)
decoded_string = decoded_bytes.decode('utf-8')
print(decoded_string) # Output: "Hello IToolkit!!"


const encodedString = "SGVsbG8gSVRvb2xraXQhIQ==";
const decodedString = atob(encodedString);
console.log(decodedString); // Output: "Hello IToolkit!!"


$encodedString = 'SGVsbG8gSVRvb2xraXQhIQ==';
$decodedString = base64_decode($encodedString);
echo $decodedString; // Output: "Hello IToolkit!!"


using System;

class Program {
    static void Main() {
        string encodedString = "SGVsbG8gSVRvb2xraXQhIQ==";
        byte[] base64EncodedBytes = Convert.FromBase64String(encodedString);
        string decodedString = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetString(base64EncodedBytes);
        Console.WriteLine(decodedString); // Output: "Hello IToolkit!!"


package main

import (

func main() {
    encodedString := "SGVsbG8gSVRvb2xraXQhIQ=="
    decodedBytes, _ := base64.StdEncoding.DecodeString(encodedString)
    decodedString := string(decodedBytes)
    fmt.Println(decodedString) // Output: "Hello IToolkit!!"

Practical Applications and Use Cases

Our converter enables important uses like:

  • Decoding Base64 encoded API credentials into plain text
  • Encrypting sensitive data into Base64 format for security
  • Encoding text into Base64 to safely transmit over networks
  • Analyzing unknown Base64 strings by decoding into readable text
  • Implementing encoding schemes in client-server systems

And many more applications!

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Stop struggling with command line utilities and quickly convert between Base64 and plain text using our intuitive browser-based tool. Handle text encodings like a pro now!

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