.json

File Type JavaScript Object Notation File IconJavaScript Object Notation File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Data interchange format used for representing simple data structures and objects; saved in a lightweight, text-based, human-readable format; originally based on a subset of JavaScript, but is considered a language-independent format.

JSON files are often used in Ajax Web application programming. They may also be used by other applications as an alternative to .XML files.

Open With
Windows

IconAltova XMLSpy

IconMicrosoft Notepad

IconMicrosoft WordPad

macOS

IconApple TextEdit

IconBare Bones TextWrangler

IconMacVim

Unix

IconVim

IconPico

IconGNU Emacs

Updated January 2, 2012
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