A xip file extension is related to archive file format used by Apple to distribute development tools.

There are 4 other file types using
the XIP file extension!

empty icon.xip - HP 95LX execute-in-place program

empty icon.xip - Xbox dashboard data

empty icon.xip - Hotbar image compression format (Skin)

empty icon.xip - Photo Mechanic metadata

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XIP file extension - macOS signed compressed archive

What is xip file? How to open xip files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The xip file extension is mainly used for compressed archives, which  contain digital signature to verify that the file has not changed since its creator saved it.

XIP archive is similar to XAR format and stores a gzip archive, metadata and a signature. Often used to distribute development tools, such as Xcode, from Apple.

Updated: November 27, 2018

The default software associated to open xip file:

macOS icon

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

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

macOS High Sierra (10.13) is including various new features, like digital personal assistant called Siri, new Apple Pay service, iCloud drive, new Messages app, Apple File System a successor of HFS+ and many more.

Help how to open:

Use Archive Utility from macOS to extract data from *.xip archive.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

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

Hint:
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 xip files.

Software that open xip file - macOS signed compressed archive

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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