ICS File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open an ICS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ICS files.
What is an ICS file?
Files that contain the .ics file extension are created by a variety of calendar and scheduling applications. These calendar files allow different users to store calendar information within a text file. That text file can then be stored on the Internet and can be synchronized with other users' calendars. A user can stay updated regarding another user's calendar by "subscribing" to that calendar. This tool often helps administrative assistants help manage their executive's schedules and helps project teams stay coordinated.
Some of the applications that use the .ics file extension include Apple's iCalendar, IBM Lotus Notes and Microsoft's Outlook email and calendar application. The Open Source Bedeworks software project has also been reported to support the ICS file format.
How to open ICS 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 ICS for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ICS openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension ICS
While we know of one file format using the .ICS 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 .ICS file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of ICS files. Remember, different programs may use ICS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Free File Viewer||User submitted|
|Microsoft Outlook||User submitted|
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|
|IBM Lotus Notes/Domino||User submitted|
|IBM Notes/Domino||User submitted|
|Stuffit Expander||User submitted|
|Any Video Converter Professional||User submitted|
|WordPerfect MAIL||User submitted|