A nib file extension is related to the Interface Builder developed by the Apple, Inc.

There are 2 other file types using
the NIB file extension!

empty icon.nib - Disk image

nib icon.nib - Adobe AIR data

Detailed description

Software that open nib file

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NIB file extension - Interface Builder user interface resources

What is nib file? How to open nib files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

nib file icon: nib filetype icon

The nib file extension is related to Apple Interface Builder. Interface Builder stores user interface resources in "nib" files.

The nib files are a statically stored representation of the set of interface objects used by the application and their relationships which can be efficiently brought into memory when needed, reducing development time and making it easier to localize an application for different markets.

The default software associated to open nib file:

Interface Builder icon

Apple, Inc. logoInterface Builder  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Interface Builder is a software development program for Mac OS X (macOs) and part of Xcode. It is an application for designing and testing user interfaces. Developers can use Interface Builder to create user interfaces that follow the Mac OS X (macOS) human-interface guidelines by dragging user-interface elements from a palette of predefined controls and dropping them into the window or view they are configuring.

Xcode icon

Apple, Inc. logoXcode  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple Xcode is IDE (integrated development environment) used to create applications for Mac OS X and iOS. Applications are programmed in Objective-C programming language. Xcode is available for Mac OS X.

Help how to open:

Use Interface Builder to work with *.nib files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .nib 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 nib file, edit nib file, convert nib file, view nib file, play nib file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 nib files.

Software that open nib file - Interface Builder user interface resources

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with nib file by default:
Interface Builder small icon Interface Builder
Xcode small icon Xcode

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