The json file extension is used for JavaScript object notation (JSON) files. JSON files is derived form the ECMAScript Programming Language and they are used for portable representation of structured data. JSON files are stored in simple text file format.

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the JSON file extension!

json file icon.json - Mozilla Firefox bookmark backup [common]

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JSON file extension - JavaScript object notation file

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File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The json file extension is associated JavaScript Object Notation file format, a lightweight, text-based, language-independent data interchange format.

JavaScript Object Notation is derived from the ECMAScript Programming Language Standard. JSON defines a small set of formatting rules for the portable representation of structured data. It is used by various applications as alternative option to XML file format.

The JavaScript Object Notation file is stored in simple text file format and its content is viewable in any simple text editor.

It originates as a way to represent objects in JavaScript, but most modern programming languages or applications will have built-in functionality for working with JSON file format.

The default software associated to json file type:

Sublime Text icon

Sublime Text  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Sublime HQ Pty Ltd

Sublime Text is advanced text editor used to write source codes in various programming languages. It is a great tool for programmers and offers great feature and performance. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Adobe Dreamweaver icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Dreamweaver  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Dreamweaver is a professional-level web authoring and editing program that has both visual and code-level capabilities for creating standards-based websites and designs for both desktop and mobile platforms. The latest version, Dreamweaver CC is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe Dreamweaver for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Dreamweaver for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Dreamweaver is one of the best programs for web authoring and editing program available on market. It has has both visual and code-level capabilities for creating standards-based websites and designs for both desktop and mobile platforms. The latest version, Dreamweaver CC is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud also in fully compatible OS X version.

Help how to open JSON files:

To open and edit a *.json file you could use any simple text editor or more advanced text source code and XML editors.

How to convert file with extension JSON:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert source code or script files

Find conversions from json file:

json to csv

json to html

json to pdf

json to xml

Find converter to json file type:

s2db to json

s3db to json

sqlite2 to json

sqlite3 to json

stl to json

xml to json

Related links:

JavaScript object notation file overview.

List of software applications associated to the .json file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open json file, edit json file, convert json file, view json file, play json file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the json files.

  • Open json file
  • Save json file
  • Edit json file
  • Create json file
  • Import json file
  • Export json file
  • Print json file

Software that open json file - JavaScript object notation file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open json file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with json file by default:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Adobe Dreamweaver small icon Adobe Dreamweaver
Other suggested software:
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Microsoft Edge small icon Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with json file by default:
Adobe Dreamweaver for Mac small icon Adobe Dreamweaver for Mac
Other suggested software:
JSON View for Mac small icon JSON View for Mac
Visual JSON for Mac small icon Visual JSON for Mac
TextEdit small icon TextEdit

Linux/Unix:

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