Files with qif extension are financial data files saved in the Quicken Interchange Format that is used to transfer accounting and financial data.

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

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qif icon.qif - QuickTime image

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QIF file extension - Quicken Interchange Format

What is qif file? How to open qif files?

File type specification:

Accounting, financial and tax file type icon Accounting, financial and tax file type

qif file icon: qif filetype icon

File extension qif is mainly associated with Quicken, a personal finance management tool developed by Intuit, available in both Windows and Mac Versions.

QIF is an acronym for Quicken Interchange Format, a protocol (or set of rules used by computers) used to transfer data.

A Quicken Interchange Format (QIF) file is a specially formatted American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text file.

It is used to transfer data between different Quicken data files, from a financial institutions.

Within the Quicken File menu, the Export function automatically creates a QIF file that can be imported into other Quicken data files. The following apply:

  • The QIF file must have a name between three and eight characters in length followed by the qif extension for the Quicken program to recognize it.
  • A QIF file can be edited in any text-editing program. In Microsoft Windows, use Microsoft Notepad, and in Macintosh, use TextEdit.
  • QIF files may need to be edited when moving files from a Quicken for Windows program to a Quicken for Mac program.

Quicken Interchange Format (QIF) is a non-proprietary data format. Although Intuit originally developed QIF, and certain Intuit products (including this product) still contain the ability to import or export files in QIF format, Intuit does not endorse or provide support for this format. For this reason, Intuit does not know the identities of all institutions and processors that support QIF.

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Updated: November 23, 2023

The default software associated to open qif file:

Quicken icon

Intuit Inc. logoQuicken  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Intuit Inc.

Quicken is personal finance management program for Windows that comes in several editions: Quicken Deluxe, Quicken Premier, Quicken Starter.

Quicken for Mac icon

Intuit Inc. logoQuicken for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Intuit Inc.

Quicken for Mac allows users to control transactions from multiple financial institutions and categorizing them all in one place, create a budget that keeps them on track today and manage investments for the future.

Quicken Essentials for Mac icon

Intuit Inc. logoQuicken Essentials for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Intuit Inc.

Quicken Essentials for Mac is Macintosh version of popular Quicken personal finance management software. It contains almost all features of Quicken for Windows.

Help how to open:

Can be exported in Quicken and imported to it back, or to other financial programs with support of QIF format.

How to convert:

Use Quicken export *.qif file to another accounting formats.

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 21 54 79 70 65 3A
ASCII code: !Type:

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

Software that import qif file - Quicken Interchange Format

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with qif file by default:
Quicken small icon Quicken
Other suggested software:
Personal Finances

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with qif file by default:
Quicken for Mac small icon Quicken for Mac
Quicken Essentials for Mac small icon Quicken Essentials for Mac
Other suggested software:
MoneyWell small icon MoneyWell


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