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Base64 Decode

Using Polypad this scripts decodes base64 data to plain text. To allow binary data to be transmitted with textual data it must be encoded.

What is Base64?

Base64 is a binary to a text encoding scheme that represents binary data in an ASCII string format. It is designed to carry data stored in binary format across the network channels. Base64 mechanism uses 64 characters to encode. These characters consist of:

  • 10 Integer values: i.e., 0..9
  • 26 Uppercase alphabets: i.e., A..Z
  • 26 Lowercase alphabets: i.e., a..z
  • 2 special characters (these characters depends on operating system): i.e. +,/

How to use Base64 decode?

Using the base64 script with Polypad is very easy. Let’s say we have some text string that we would like to decode. Simply paste the base64 encoded text down below into Polypad.


Press cmd/ctrl + p depending on your operating system and search for the Base64 Decode script and select it. The expected output should read:

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