CAL File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CAL file?

The .cal file extension is most commonly associated with scheduling and calendar applications. The CAL files contain the dates and events included in the calendar schedule and may also contain custom images for each calendar month.

The .cal file extension is also used for CALS Raster Group 1 image format files, CALS Raster Group 4 fax compressed bitmap files, CyberAudioLibrary link files, Daqarta extended audio data files and SuperCalc Worksheet files.

How to open CAL 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 CAL for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension CAL

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

The Print ShopThe Print ShopUser submitted
Greeting Card FactoryGreeting Card FactoryUser submitted
PrintMasterPrintMasterUser submitted
Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
PrintMaster GoldPrintMaster GoldUser submitted
Greeting Card Factory WorkshopGreeting Card Factory WorkshopUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
Greeting Card Factory DeluxeGreeting Card Factory DeluxeUser submitted
SwiftView ViewerSwiftView ViewerUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CAL-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 CAL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!