PSW File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PSW file?

Files that contain the .psw file extension are commonly associated with the Pocket Word portable word processing application. When a user creates a text document when using the Pocket Word word processing application, the resulting document file is saved with the .psw file extension.

Pocket Word was created for Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices. The Pocket Word file format allows users to create, format and edit word processing documents on the go using a mobile device running on the Windows platform.

Documents that have been created with Pocket Word can be exported into the DOC file format for use with the Microsoft Word word processing application.

How to open PSW 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 PSW for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PSW

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PSW files. Remember, different programs may use PSW 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 ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
TextMakerTextMakerUser submitted
CX-ProtocolCX-ProtocolUser submitted
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
PyMOLPyMOLUser submitted
Password DepotPassword DepotUser submitted BaseUser submitted
WordPerfectWordPerfectUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PSW-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 PSW-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!