Home > Apple, Inc.
File extension list filtered by software name


Found one file extension association related to BINSCII and 1 file format developed specifically for use with BINSCII.

Platform, operating system:  Apple macOS / Mac OS X icon Apple macOS / Mac OS X

Go to: BINSCII description

Developer: Apple, Inc.

Apple software list & details

Apple, Inc. logoBINSCII

Developer / company: Apple

Binscii is a method of turning Apple II files into pieces that can be safely transmitted by the internet, such as usenet and email, and restored to the Apple II file later. It is used for two major reasons: Since it splits files up into manageable pieces, it lets huge files be transmitted without fear of being cut short. Since it translates files to strictly printable characters, mediums that cannot safely send binary files (i.e. files put through Shrinkit) such as email and usenet can send binscii'd files.

Binscii is similar to the unix 'uuencode' encoding, but it is not identical, and far superior. It allows Apple II filetype information to be restored when the file is unpacked. Secondly, binscii is usually not concerned about email or news headers (it ignores them when unpacking), and also can unpack the various pieces of a binscii'd file in any order, and the original file will be be intact as long as all the pieces were unpacked. Finally, you do not have to rejoin all the binscii pieces into one file before unpacking.

The BINSCII software seems to be old or discontinued.
Such programs may not work on modern operating systems properly, are no longer available and supported by their original developers, or are simply obsolete for their purpose. Sometimes companies offer limited support through their website.

BINSCII works with the following file extensions:

Note: You can click on any file extension link from the list below, to view its detailed information. The list of extensions used or otherwise associated with the application may not be complete, because many common file extensions on our website, such as jpg (pictures) or txt (text files), can be opened by a large number of applications, or are too general file format. However most, if not all directly associated file extensions should be listed with its appropriate program. Although its likely, that some file extensions may be missing from the list of associated file extensions with the application, yet they can be opened, be part of, or otherwise be associated with the program.

BINSCII default file extension associations

bsq file icon.bsq

Comparison table of actions that BINSCII can perform with its associated file type beta

This table might not contain all possible associated or supported file types or may contain incorrect data.
If you need more information please contact the developers of BINSCII (Apple, Inc.), or check out their product website.

File type \ Action




















Enter any file extension without dot (e.g. pdf)
Search for file extension details and associated application(s)

RSS feed