Files with api extension might be generally found as plugins for Adobe Products, like Acrobat.

There are 3 other file types using
the API file extension!

empty icon.api - Lotus printer driver

empty icon.api - Apple WebObjects Interface data

api icon.api - Adobe Photoshop ink colours setup file

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Software that open api file

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API file extension - Adobe Acrobat plugin file

What is api file? How to open api files?

File type specification:

Plugin, addon file type icon Plugin, addon file type

api file icon: api filetype icon

The api file extension is related to Adobe Acrobat, a family of software for working with PDF files.

The api file contains plugin for Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader that add more features or support for other formats to these programs.

The default software associated to open api file:

Adobe Acrobat icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Acrobat  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Acrobat is fully featured document solution that works with PDF format and is able of both opening and editing of existing PDF documents, or creating new ones from scratch. Acrobat DC is the last version after Acrobat XI. You can purchase it as standalone desktop software. 

Adobe Acrobat Reader icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Acrobat Reader  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (formerly Adobe Acrobat Reader or Reader X) is a PDF documents viewer-only software from Adobe.

Adobe Acrobat for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Acrobat for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Much like its Windows counterpart, the Mac version of Adobe Acrobat is software used view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in PDF document file format. Acrobat is available in three editions - Acrobat XI Pro, Acrobat XI Standard and Acrobat XI Suite as well as part of Creative Cloud.

Help how to open:

You can import these plug-ins to Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .api file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4D 5A 90 00 03 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 FF FF 00 00 B8
ASCII code: MZ

List of recommended software applications associated to the .api file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open api file, edit api file, convert api file, view api file, play api file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Software that import api file - Adobe Acrobat plugin file

Programs supporting the exension api on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for import api file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with api file by default:
Adobe Acrobat small icon Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat Reader small icon Adobe Acrobat Reader

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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