CML File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CML file?

A .CML file is a Chemical Markup Language Document file. These CML files contain chemical information used by chemists. The data stored includes molecules, reactions, analytical data, and chemical materials. It is used for information management about specific chemicals.

How to open CML 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 CML for different purposes. We have identified 1 CML opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of CML file.

Programs that open these files

ChemDoodleChemDoodleVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
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Other file formats using extension .CML

While Chemical Markup Language Document is a popular type of CML-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CML extension.

The CML 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 a CML opener may not be able to open all kinds of CML files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited CML viewer.

ChordML music document

Through our analysis of CML files, we know that one use of the format is ChordML music document. 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.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different CML openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Infrared Library ManagerInfrared Library ManagerUser submitted
ChemAxon Marvin BeansChemAxon Marvin BeansUser submitted
SIGRASIGRAUser submitted
Sasi50_v0Sasi50_v0User submitted
CimCAD / CimPackCimCAD / CimPackUser submitted
Schematic Capture and PCB LayoutSchematic Capture and PCB LayoutUser submitted
ChemAxon Marvin SuiteChemAxon Marvin SuiteUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CML-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 CML-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!