Files with apple extension are mainly related to old Apple Unix operating system (A/UX). Used in AppleSingle program.

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Software that open apple file

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APPLE file extension - Apple AppleSingle data

What is apple file? How to open apple files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

File extension apple is associated with the Apple Mac Unix-based operating systems. AppleSingle format was introduced in the first Apple Unix operating system called A/UX (obsolete system). 

AppleSingle combines data forks (data files) and Finder meta file information into one single file with apple file extension.

AppleSingle format was popular to transport data between Apple systems through FTP, Web, e-mail etc. AppleSingle is similar file format to popular MacBinary.

MIME types:

This apple file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open apple file:

StuffIt for Mac icon

Smith Micro Software, Inc. logoStuffIt for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Smith Micro Software, Inc.

StuffIt for Mac is archive utility that is able to create ZIP and SITX archives as well as extract 25 different formats including StuffIt, Zip, RAR and Tar.

Help how to open:

Use Stuffit Expander should restore data from *.apple files.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

List of software applications associated to the .apple 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 apple file, edit apple file, convert apple file, view apple file, play apple file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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 apple files.

Software that open apple file - Apple AppleSingle data

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with apple file by default:
StuffIt for Mac small icon StuffIt for Mac
Other suggested software:
StuffIt Deluxe for Mac small icon StuffIt Deluxe for Mac

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