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List to Columns Converter

World's Simplest List Tool

This is a super simple browser-based application that converts lists to columns. You can specify the desired number of columns in the options and the program will instantly rearrange all the items from your list in nicely formatted columns. You can choose the flow direction of items (they can go vertically or horizontally), create consistent columns with a fixed width, and align items to either side of a column. Created by list geeks from team Browserling.

᠎᠎᠎          Tool Options

Input Item Splitter

Separate input list items
by any character.
Separate input list items
by a regexp.
Splitting character or regular
expression.
Skip empty items in the list.

Column Options

Set the number of columns.
Set the column separator.
Place items in columns from
top to bottom.
Place items in columns from
left to right.

Padding and Alignment

Surround short items with
spaces to align the columns.
Select the item alignment.
Fill all columns fully using
a padding symbol (below).
Symbol for filling non-
full columns.

What Is a List to Columns Converter?

This online tool converts single-dimensional linear lists into multi-dimensional columns. For example, if you have a tall vertical list of names and you want to split it into three equal columns, then this program will do it for you in a blink of an eye. All you need to do is enter "3" in the number-of-columns option and three columns will be formed. There are two ways the items can be arranged in columns. The first one makes the items run from top to bottom and the second one puts the items horizontally one-by-one from left to right. In the column delimiter option, you can specify any symbol that will be placed between the columns for visual (and logical) column separation. If the items in columns have different widths, it's best to turn them into neat columns by using the "Pad to Max Width" option. This option finds the longest item in the column and makes all other items the same width by padding them on the right by whitespace symbols. Additionally, you can align the items to the right, left, or center of the column. In case your data contains empty items, you can delete them from the columns via the "Remove Empty Items" option. Also, you can fill empty spots in columns with custom items. For example, if the last column is missing two items, you can put a custom symbol "…" or "×" in their place. The utility works with all types of lists. In the options, you can use both a character separator (for comma-separated lists) and a regular expression separator (for more complex lists containing various patterns between the items). Listabulous!


List to Columns Converter Examples

Click to try!

Icelandic Alphabet

In this example, we convert a comma-separated list of the Icelandic alphabet into eight neat columns. We put a space character between the columns and arrange the items vertically so the letters read from top to bottom.

A, Á, B, D, Ð, E, É, F, G, H, I, Í, J, K, L, M, N, O, Ó, P, R, S, T, U, Ú, V, X, Y, Ý, Þ, Æ, Ö
A Ð G J N R Ú Ý Á E H K O S V Þ B É I L Ó T X Æ D F Í M P U Y Ö
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Separate input list items
by any character.
Splitting character or regular
expression.
Skip empty items in the list.
Set the number of columns.
Set the column separator.
Place items in columns from
top to bottom.
Surround short items with
spaces to align the columns.
Select the item alignment.
Fill all columns fully using
a padding symbol (below).
Symbol for filling non-
full columns.

Moons of Neptune

This example turns an untidy list of Neptune's moons into two pipe-separated columns. It uses the regular expression "/[,;] */" to separate the names of the moons, arranges the items horizontally (so they read from left to right), pads them to the maximum width of each column, and aligns the names to the left.

Triton, Nereid, Naiad, Thalassa; Despina, Galatea, Larissa, Proteus; Halimede, Psamathe, Sao; Laomedeia, Neso, Hippocamp
Triton | Nereid Naiad | Thalassa Despina | Galatea Larissa | Proteus Halimede | Psamathe Sao | Laomedeia Neso | Hippocamp
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Separate input list items
by a regexp.
Splitting character or regular
expression.
Skip empty items in the list.
Set the number of columns.
Set the column separator.
Place items in columns from
left to right.
Surround short items with
spaces to align the columns.
Select the item alignment.
Fill all columns fully using
a padding symbol (below).
Symbol for filling non-
full columns.

List of Porridges

In this example, we format a list of various porridges. First, we separate individual words in the list by a newline character and get rid of empty items. Next, we format the list into three vertical columns and we separate the columns by a colon character. We place the items from top to bottom, center them in each column, and neatify their width so that each column had a constant width. We also fill the last incomplete column with a custom character "⋆".

Atole Barley Congee Dakjuk Gachas Grits Khichdi Koozh Mieum Oatmeal Okayu Ugali Upma
Atole : Grits : Okayu Barley : Khichdi : Ugali Congee : Koozh : Upma Dakjuk : Mieum : ⋆ Gachas : Oatmeal : ⋆
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Separate input list items
by any character.
Splitting character or regular
expression.
Skip empty items in the list.
Set the number of columns.
Set the column separator.
Place items in columns from
top to bottom.
Surround short items with
spaces to align the columns.
Select the item alignment.
Fill all columns fully using
a padding symbol (below).
Symbol for filling non-
full columns.

Pro tips Master online list tools

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://onlinetools.com/list/convert-list-to-columns?input=A%2C%20%C3%81%2C%20B%2C%20D%2C%20%C3%90%2C%20E%2C%20%C3%89%2C%20F%2C%20G%2C%20H%2C%20I%2C%20%C3%8D%2C%20J%2C%20K%2C%20L%2C%20M%2C%20N%2C%20O%2C%20%C3%93%2C%20P%2C%20R%2C%20S%2C%20T%2C%20U%2C%20%C3%9A%2C%20V%2C%20X%2C%20Y%2C%20%C3%9D%2C%20%C3%9E%2C%20%C3%86%2C%20%C3%96&string-separator=true&input-separator=%252C%20&skip-empty-items=false&number-of-columns=8&column-separator=%20&arrange-vertically=true&pad-to-max-width=true&align=left&fill-columns=true&fill-char=%25E2%2580%25A6

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Quickly generate a random length list with random items.
Quickly find certain items in a list.
Quickly find how many times each item appears in the list.
Quickly replace certain items in a list with new items.
Quickly remove items from a list that match a pattern.
Quickly print all list items in reverse order.
Quickly sort list items alphabetically or numerically.
Quickly shuffle list items and make it random.
Quickly randomly pick one or more items from a list.
Quickly create a downloadable image from a list.
Quickly set a new delimiter for items in a list.
Quickly remove the symbol that separates list items.
Quickly change list item delimiters to the same symbol.
Quickly remove items from the beginning or end of a list.
Quickly join all items of a list together.
Quickly create groups of multiple list items.
Quickly extract a part of a list.
Quickly remove all empty items from a list.
Quickly remove whitespace characters around list items.
Quickly create multiple copies of a list.
Quickly rotate list items to the left or right (or up and down).
Quickly enumerate list items and add a counter to them.
Quickly add bullet markers to all items in a list.
Quickly remove all bullet markers from list items.
Quickly wrap all list items in quotes.
Quickly remove all quotation marks from around list items.
Quickly add text on the left and right sides of all list items.
Quickly remove text from the left and right sides of all list items.
Quickly prepend a prefix before each list item.
Quickly delete any prefix from the beginning of all list items.
Quickly append a suffix after each list item.
Quickly delete any suffix from the end of all list items.
Quickly add or remove list items to make it a certain length.
Quickly create multiple columns from a single list.
Quickly create a palindromic list from the given list.
Quickly add new items at the beginning or end of a list.
Quickly left-pad a list with one or more items.
Quickly right-pad a list with one or more items.
Quickly remove items that repeat in a list.
Quickly apply a filter on all list items (extract certain items).
Quickly analyze a list and print its item statistics.

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View and edit lists in a neat browser-based list editor.

Split a List

Split list items into chunks.

Generate the Powerlist

Create the powerlist of the given list.

Find the Car of a List

Extract the first item from a list.

Find the Cdr of a List

Extract all items except the first of a list.

Apply a Function on a List

Run a JavaScript function on every list item (map function).

Reduce a List

Run the reduce function on a list.

Find Certain List Items

Quickly find and print items that interest you in a list.

Find Repeating List Items

Quickly find and print items that repeat in a list.

Delete Unique List Items

Quickly find and remove items that are unique in a list.

Extract a Sublist from a List

Given start and stop indexes, extract a sublist from a list.

Shift List Items

Shift list items to the left or right (or up and down).

Indent List Items

Add indentation to all list items.

Skew List Items

Make a list go increasingly sideways (to the left or right).

Mirror a List

Quickly create a mirror copy of a list.

Invert a List

Invert the order of items in a list (last becomes first, etc).

Convert a List to Rows

Create multiple rows from a single list.

Convert a List to Excel

Create an Excel (XLS/XLSX) file from a list.

Convert a List to PDF

Create a PDF file from a list.

Convert a Text List to a LaTeX List

Create a LaTeX list from a regular text list.

Convert a Text List to a HTML List

Create a HTML list from a regular text list.

Convert a Text List to a Markdown List

Create a Markdown list from a regular text list.

Compare Two Lists

Find the difference between two lists.

Compare Three Lists

Find the difference between three lists.

Remove One List from Another

Remove elements from a list that appear in the other list.

Find Common Items in Lists

Find items that are shared between two or more lists.

Find Distinct Items in Lists

Find items that are unique in two or more lists.

Zip Two Lists

Join two or more lists together item by item.

Unzip Two Lists

Split an interleaved list into two or more separate lists.

Merge Two Lists

Append a second list at the end of the first list.

Pair List Items

Create pairs from all list items.

Pop List Items

Remove list items at certain index positions.

Push List Items

Add new items at the end of a list.

Splice a List

Modify a list in-place by adding, replacing, or removing items.

Flatten a List

Remove all indentation levels from a list and make it flat.

Make List Items Bold

Quickly apply the bold effect to all list items.

Make List Items Italic

Quickly apply the italic effect to all list items.

Make List Items Cursive

Quickly rewrite all list items in cursive.

Change List Item Font

Quickly change the font of all list items.

Add an Underscore to List Items

Quickly add an underscore to all list items.

Add a Strikethrough to List Items

Quickly add a strikethrough to all list items.

Make List Items Title Case

Quickly change the letter case of all items to title case.

Make List Items Proper Case

Quickly change the letter case of all items to proper case.

Make List Items Random Case

Quickly randomly change the letter case of all items.

Make List Items Lowercase

Quickly change the letter case of all items to small letters.

Make List Items Uppercase

Quickly change the letter case of all items to capital letters.

Remove List Item Counter

Quickly remove any numeration from a list of items.

Create an Empty List

Generate a list with no items (just bullet points).

Visualize a List

Quickly create a graphical representation of a list.

Create a List Cloud

Create an image with a cloud of list items.

Create a Spiral List

Create an image with list items going in a spiral.

Create a ZigZag List

Make list items go in a zigzag.

Add Errors to a List

Add errors and corruption to a list.

Base64-encode a List

Convert any list to base64 encoding.

Base64-decode a List

Convert any list from base64 encoding back to a list.

URL-encode a List

Convert any list to URL encoding.

URL-decode a List

Convert any list from URL encoding back to a list.

Convert a List to JSON

Create a JSON array from a list.

Convert JSON to a List

Create a list from a JSON array.

Convert a List to XML

Create an XML document from a list.

Convert XML to a List

Create a list from an XML document.

Convert a List to YAML

Create a YAML file from a list.

Convert YAML to a List

Create a list from a YAML file.

Convert a Text List to a Binary List

Create a binary list from a text list.

Convert a Binary List to a Text List

Create a text list from a binary list.

Compress a List

Compress a list so it uses less space.

Scroll a List

Create an animation with a list being scrolled.

Let Zalgo Destroy a List

Let Zalgo loose on a list and create list-chaos.


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