AB1 File Type

- The quick facts

What are AB1 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AB1 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an AB1 file?

An .AB1 file is an ABIF - Applied Biosystems Inc. Format file. Through our analysis of AB1 files, we know that one use of the format is ABIF - Applied Biosystems Inc. Format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open AB1 files

Important: Different programs may use files with the AB1 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your AB1 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different AB1 openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: August 12, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension AB1

While we know of one file format using the .AB1 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AB1 file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AB1 files. Remember, different programs may use AB1 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

BioEditBioEditUser submitted
FinchTVFinchTVUser submitted
Chromas Lite ApplicationChromas Lite ApplicationUser submitted
Sequence ScannerSequence ScannerUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Chromas ApplicationChromas ApplicationUser submitted
Sequencing AnalysisSequencing AnalysisUser submitted
SnapGene ViewerSnapGene ViewerUser submitted
Unipro UGENEUnipro UGENEUser submitted
ChromasChromasUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AB1-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with AB1-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!