How to open MAT files

Did your computer fail to open a MAT file? We explain what MAT files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your MAT files.

What is a MAT file?

The MAT file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the MAT file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the MAT file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about MAT files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

Generic MAT

These apps are known to open certain types of MAT files. Since many different programs may use MAT files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific MAT file.

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Microsoft AccessMicrosoft AccessUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
MATLABMATLABUser submitted
Winamp ProWinamp ProUser submitted
BryceBryceUser submitted
ITC Ilwis30ITC Ilwis30User submitted
Winamp Detector Plug-inWinamp Detector Plug-inUser submitted
EASE OLE WallEASE OLE WallUser submitted
GUI OctaveGUI OctaveUser submitted
CMS-Mark-Win ApplicationCMS-Mark-Win ApplicationUser submitted
Winamp Color Themes PackWinamp Color Themes PackUser submitted
Application UserMaterialViewerApplication UserMaterialViewerUser submitted
AccessAccessUser submitted
Winamp PLWinamp PLUser submitted
DFX For WinampDFX For WinampUser submitted
Rohde & Schwarz ARB Toolbox PLUSRohde & Schwarz ARB Toolbox PLUSUser submitted
InFlacInFlacUser submitted
Animation Master ApplicationAnimation Master ApplicationUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with MAT-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with MAT-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!