APP File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an APP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .APP files.

What is an APP file?

Files that contain the .app file extension are executable application program files that are 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.

The .app file extension is also used by the Alphacam CAD/CAM computer aiding drafting software program. This CAD application is used for the Woodworking industry and it is often used in the design and manufacturing of various furniture components. The .app files used by this software store the designs that are created by the software.

How to open APP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension APP for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension APP

While we know of one file format using the .APP 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 .APP file.

Various viewers for this file format

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
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with APP-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 APP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!