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Text url decoder

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World's simplest browser-based utility for URL-decoding text. Load your text in the input form on the left and you'll automatically get URL-unescaped text on the right. Powerful, free, and fast. Load URL-escaped text – get plain text. Created by devs for devs.
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Text url decoder tool What is a text url decoder?
With this tool you can URL-unescape text. URL-unescaping is also known as URL-decoding and also percent-decoding. To transmit URLs, some special characters, such as ampersands, slahses, spaces (and many more) are encoded in percent-encoding format. URL-decoding replaces sequences of % and character codes with their corresponding character symbols, making the input text readable for people. Textabulous!
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Christmas Todo List
This example URL-decodes percent-encoded text that's pretty hard to read to a very readable Christmas day todo list.
How%20to%20prepare%20for%20Christmas%3A%0A-%20decorate%20your%20home%0A-%20decorate%20your%20Christmas%20tree%0A-%20watch%20Christmas%20movies%0A-%20buy%20presents%0A-%20bake%20Christmas%20goodies%0A-%20prepare%20your%20Christmas%20dinner%0A-%20celebrate%20Christmas
How to prepare for Christmas: - decorate your home - decorate your Christmas tree - watch Christmas movies - buy presents - bake Christmas goodies - prepare your Christmas dinner - celebrate Christmas
URL-unescape a Web Address
This example shows that you can also use this tool for the most common task, which is URL-decoding previosly URL-encoded web addresses. Here we feed the tool an URL-encoded text URL and get back a plain text URL address.
http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techcompany.com%2Fdigital-electronics%2Finnovations.ps
http://www.techcompany.com/digital-electronics/innovations.ps
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You can pass input to this tool via ?input query argument and it will automatically compute output. Here's how to type it in your browser's address bar. Click to try!
https://onlinetexttools.com/url-decode-text?input=How%2520to%2520prepare%2520for%2520Christmas%253A%250A-%2520decorate%2520your%2520home%250A-%2520decorate%2520your%2520Christmas%2520tree%250A-%2520watch%2520Christmas%2520movies%250A-%2520buy%2520presents%250A-%2520bake%2520Christmas%2520goodies%250A-%2520prepare%2520your%2520Christmas%2520dinner%250A-%2520celebrate%2520Christmas
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