NIB File Type

- The quick facts

What are NIB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a NIB 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 NIB file?

Files containing the .nib extension are most commonly associated with Interface Builder resource files. Interface Builder allows programmers to design and test application interfaces. The NIB files contain static representations of the objects used by the interface and how those objects are used by the associated application. The NIB files are referenced by the user's computer memory as needed.

The .nib file extension is also used for Corel Graphics10 Photopoint files, Disk image files and Adobe AIR files.

How to open NIB files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different NIB openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 31, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension NIB

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
ActiveGS Standalone ApplicationActiveGS Standalone ApplicationUser submitted
Apple //e EmulatorApple //e EmulatorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with NIB-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 NIB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!