Did your computer fail to open an APL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .APL files.
What is an APL file?
An .APL file is an ACDSee plugin file. ACDSee, a popular photo studio software, is identified with .apl files. APL files belong to a group of files called plug-ins. ACDSee users use plug-ins to alter photos before saving or printing them.
APL plug-ins function by the following commands executed by ACDSee users:
- Saving files to a disk.
- Converting an image file to another format.
- Applying filters that enhance or beautify the image.
What else are .APL files used for?
While ACDSee plugin is a popular type of APL-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .APL extension.
The APL file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an APL opener may not be able to open all kinds of APL files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited APL viewer.
APL files are files of the ArcPad software. ArcPad is a mobile geographic information system (GIS) software used in mapping applications. APL files are necessary for saving work done on the ArcPad software. These APL files act as ArcPad layer files, elements of the image containing characteristics like brightness, contrast, transparency, scale, etc.
ArcPad is used by field-based personnel to collect data for GPS systems, digital cameras, range finders, etc. in real-time.
.apl files are executable application files used by the Halnote software. These application files are necessary to run specific programs used by Halnote.
Halnote is a graphical environment system created by Japan-based Hal Laboratory in 1987. With Halnote, users found it more pleasing to use the computer that was easier to the eye, as the graphics were more user-friendly. Halnote's graphical environment replaced the DOS's black and white visual environment.
Halnote would then be succeeded by the MSX-View which had a better graphic environment.
Monkey's Audio Image Link File
.apl files are audio image link files used by Monkey's Audio. Monkey's Audio is an application designed to compress music files. Audio image link files are files ripped from a source, for example, a music CD.
The .apl files are created using Monkey's Audio, the application compresses the audio or image, from the source, which can then be copied or converted into another audio format using your computer.
Team Developer / SQLWindows application
Through our analysis of APL files, we know that one use of the format is Team Developer / SQLWindows application . 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.
Various APL file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of APL files. Remember, different programs may use APL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.