Base64 encoding methods are generally used when there is a need to encode binary data that needs to be stored and transported over media that are intended to deal with textual data. This is to assure that the data remains intact without alteration or modification during transportation. Base64 is used commonly in several applications including email via MIME, and storing heterogeneous data in XML or JSON.
The Base64 Encode Online tool is a free online tool that converts to Base64 any text, local files, or remote files (URL). Also known as a binary to text converter.