What are FODS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FODS 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 a FODS file?

A .FODS file is an OpenDocument Flat XML Spreadsheet file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open FODS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the FODS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your FODS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: December 26, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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