Files with numbers extension can be traditionally found in a spreadsheet format of Apple Numbers application on Mac OS X (macOS), iOS, and as a web service. Numbers spreadsheets can only be opened in the Numbers app; no 3rd party program can open or convert it to another format.

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NUMBERS file extension - Apple Numbers spreadsheet

What is numbers file? How to open numbers files?

File type specification:

Spreadsheet and workbook file type icon Spreadsheet and workbook file type

numbers file icon: numbers filetype icon

File extension numbers is best known for the default spreadsheet document format used by the Numbers app as a proprietary file format for Numbers documents, and it's very similar to the document format.

The numbers file is an archive containing all XML data, information, settings, graphs, functions, and pictures in the spreadsheet document.

Numbers was a part of the iWork productivity suite alongside Keynote and Pages on macOS (OS X), iOS, and online service. You can buy the Numbers app as standalone software or download it for free if you have a new Mac, MacBook, or iPhone/iPad.

Apple Numbers is a competitive software to Microsoft Excel on the Windows platform.

Updated: April 4, 2024

The default software associated to open numbers file:

Numbers for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logoNumbers for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Numbers for Mac allows you to create gorgeous spreadsheets. Get started with one of many Apple-designed templates for your home budget, checklist, invoice, mortgage calculator, and more. Add tables, charts, text, and images anywhere on the free-form canvas. As soon as you start typing a formula, you'll get instant suggestions and built-in help for the over 250 powerful functions.

iWork for iCloud icon

Apple, Inc. logoiWork for iCloud  On-line services software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

iWork for iCloud allows users to work with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on Mac and PC. The apps make it incredibly easy to work together with people everywhere. And since it’s all powered by iCloud, your documents are always up to date on each of your devices.

Numbers for iOS icon

Apple, Inc. logoNumbers for iOS  Apple iOS software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Numbers for iOS is spreadsheet editing software for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It lets you make compelling spreadsheets in minutes — with tables, charts, photos, and graphics — using just your fingers.

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Help how to open:

NUMBERS spreadsheets can be opened in iWorks Numbers, and installed on every new Mac.

Since .numbers spreadsheet is a ZIP container with the file extension numbers, you can rename the file extension numbers to zip and extract the file in WinZIP, WinRAR, or other archive applications that can open the zip files.

How to convert:

Apple Numbers supports converting or exporting .numbers documents to other spreadsheet formats, including the XLS, XLSX, PDF, etc. You can access this function via FILE|Export and convert or export *.numbers file to the format of your choice.

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 50 4B 03 04
ASCII code: PK

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

Software that open numbers file - Apple Numbers spreadsheet

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

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