OPML File - opening and understanding

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

What is an OPML file?

An .OPML file is an Outline Processor Markup Language file. OPML is an acronym for Outline Processor Markup Language. The OPML file format is used to exchange information between applications that run on different operating systems. The OPML format is based on an XML format developed for outlines.

Radio Userland initially created the OPML file format. It was developed to be the native file format for outliner applications. However, since its inception, other programs have adopted the file format for other uses.

OPML files are commonly used to exchange RSS subscription lists between different feed aggregators.

The original OPML file format has now been replaced by the more versatile OPML 2.0 file format.

How to open OPML 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 OPML for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension OPML

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media CenterUser submitted
Media CenterMedia CenterUser submitted
SoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeSoftCamp Secure KeyStrokeUser submitted
dBpowerAMP Music ConverterdBpowerAMP Music ConverterUser submitted
K-Defense - Anti-KeyloggerK-Defense - Anti-KeyloggerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
mediamediaUser submitted
SnarferSnarferUser submitted
HDtracks Download ManagerHDtracks Download ManagerUser submitted
TelevisaTelevisaUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with OPML-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 OPML-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!