Files with json extension are typically found as special JavaScript object notation files, which are based on the ECMAScript programming language standard.

There is one other file type using
the JSON file extension!

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

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Software that open json file

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JSON file extension - JavaScript object notation data interchange format

What is json file? How to open json files?

File type specification:

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

File extension json is associated to 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 data in a json file are stored in simple text file format and the 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.

Updated: November 7, 2023

The default software associated to open json file:

Atom icon

Atom  Microsoft Windows software

Atom is text editing software for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and Linux operating systems that allows users to edit text files and source codes.

Visual JSON for Mac icon

Visual JSON for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
YunWon Jeong

Visual JSON for Mac is JSON visualization tool for JSON API server/client developers. Using the Visual JSON utility one can access remote or local address to JSON server and refresh its result with a click.

Visual Studio Code icon

Microsoft Corporation logoVisual Studio Code  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Visual Studio Code is integrated development tool for creating web and cloud software available for Linux, Mac OS X (macOS), and Windows.

JSON formatter  On-line services software

Company or developer:
JSON Formatter

JSON Formatter and JSON Validator helps to format and validate your JSON data. It also provides tree view which helps to navigate your formatted JSON data.

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

Special parsers can be used to convert .json files to CSV or XML data formats. If you know the syntax you can also do it manually in a text editor, but this will be likely very time consuming.

Find conversions from json file:

json to csv

json to html

json to pdf

json to text

json to xlsx

json to xml

json to yaml

Find converter to json file type:

obj to json

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.

Example JSON files

JSONLint - The JSON Validator

List of software applications associated to the .json 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 json file, edit json file, convert json file, view json file, play json 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 json files.

Software that open json file - JavaScript object notation data interchange format

Programs supporting the exension json on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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:
Atom small icon Atom
Other suggested software:
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Adobe Dreamweaver small icon Adobe Dreamweaver

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with json file by default:
Visual JSON for Mac small icon Visual JSON for Mac
Other suggested software:
JSON View for Mac small icon JSON View for Mac
PlistEdit Pro small icon PlistEdit Pro
Atom for Mac small icon Atom for Mac
Sublime Text for Mac small icon Sublime Text for Mac
Adobe Dreamweaver for Mac small icon Adobe Dreamweaver for Mac


Main software associated with json file by default:
Visual Studio Code small icon Visual Studio Code
Other suggested software:
oXygen XML Editor small icon oXygen XML Editor

On-line services:

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