Open JSON file

The most common choise: JavaScript object notation data interchange format

How to open JavaScript object notation data interchange format .json files

json file icon Have you had trouble opening the json file on your computer? What are json files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is json file?

Files with json extension are typically found as special JavaScript object notation files, which are based on the ECMAScript programming language standard.

JavaScript object notation data interchange format description

File extension json is associated to JavaScript Object Notation file format, a lightweight, text-based, language-independent data interchange format.

JavaScript object notation is derived from the ECMAScript programming language standard. JSON defines a small set of formatting rules for the portable representation of structured data. It is used by various applications as alternative option to XML file format.

The data in a json file are stored in simple text file format and the content is viewable in any simple text editor.

It originates as a way to represent objects in JavaScript, but most modern programming languages or applications will have built-in functionality for working with JSON file format.

Suggested software to open json file

Visual JSON for Mac

JSON visualization tool for Mac

JSON formatter

A web-based JSON tool


A powerful text and source codes editing tool

Visual Studio Code

Integrated development tool and source code editor for Windows, Mac and Linux

There are other JSON filename extensions with the same .json suffix

json - Mozilla Firefox bookmark backup

A json file extension is also associated with the Mozilla Firefox web browser and Seamonkey internet suite. A .json file stores saved bookmarks in JSON file format that can be created during the backup process of  currently saved bookmarks.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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