APP File Type

- The quick facts

What are APP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an APP 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 APP file?

APP files have multiple uses, and MacOS Application Bundle is one of them.

MacOS Application Bundle

Files containing the .app file extension are executable application program files run on the Mac OS X operating system. The APP file format is similar to the Windows EXE file format, but it is used on Mac computers instead of Windows-run computers.

These files contain all assets associated with an application, like the executable itself and related resource files.

How to open APP files

Important: Different programs may use files with the APP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your APP 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 APP openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

APP Raster Bitmap File

This is an old bitmap format used on Atari computers.

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

Cybiko Application

Cybiko is a Russian handheld computer designed for teens. It features a two-way radio text messaging system.

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

EPOC/Symbian Application

These files are applications for embedded systems and mobile devices running the EPOC and Symbian operating systems. The application is written in Open Programming Language (OPL).

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

oZone GUI Application

oZone GUI is a multiplatform desktop environment that runs under DOS, Windows, and Linux. Apps compiled for oZone will run on all supported platforms without recompilation.

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

Timex Datalink Smartwatch Application

These files are applications that run on Times Datalink smartwatches.

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

More file formats using the APP extension

Through our research of APP files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Atari V4E GFA Basic Application
  • Authorware Application
  • Branch Always Program Packer Compressed Atari ST Program
  • GEM Application (Intel)
  • Interfaze Application
  • MS Visual FoxPro 7 Application
  • OrbWorks PocketC CE Application
  • PSION Application
  • Symbian Application
  • Z88 App Info File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft Visual FoxProMicrosoft Visual FoxProUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
PSoC DesignerPSoC DesignerUser submitted
PowerDVDPowerDVDUser submitted
FoxProFoxProUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
AlphaeditAlphaeditUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
Centura Team DeveloperCentura Team DeveloperUser submitted
Setup SetupSSetup SetupSUser submitted

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