File Viewer allows you to view any file on your Mac. Simply drag and drop any file or folder onto the program window. File Viewer supports playback of many common audio and video formats, and can display many image, Web, and page layout file types. This utility also provides, text, hexadecimal, and icon views to help you inspect the contents of each file.

With File Viewer, you can identify unknown file types and locate programs that open them. The software is linked to the FileInfo.com database, the Central File Extensions Registry, which contains thousands of file extension entries. File Viewer matches each opened file to the FileInfo.com database and displays a list of corresponding file types.


  • View any file on your Mac
  • Display Native, Text, Hexadecimal, and Icon views for each file
  • Search the contents of each file
  • Identify unknown file types via the FileInfo.com database

    Over 60 Supported File Types:


  • AAC Audio File (*.aac)
  • AC3 Audio File (*.ac3)
  • AMR Audio File (*.amr)
  • Audio File (*.au)
  • AIFF Audio File (*.aif, *.aiff)
  • Compressed AIFF Audio File (*.aifc)
  • Core Audio File (*.caf, *.caff)
  • Global System for Mobile Audio File (*.gsm)
  • iTunes Ringtone File (*.m4r)
  • Karaoke Audio File (*.kar)
  • MIDI File (*.mid, *.midi)
  • MP3 Audio File (*.mp3)
  • MPEG-2 Audio File (*.mp2)
  • MPEG-4 Audio Book File (*.m4b)
  • MPEG-4 Audio File (*.m4a)
  • Protected MPEG-4 Audio File (*.m4p)
  • Wave Audio File (*.wav, *.wave)


  • 3GPP Multimedia File (*.3gp, *.3gpp, *.3gp2)
  • 3GPP2 Multimedia File (*.3g2)
  • AVI Video File (*.avi)
  • FLIC Animation (*.flc, *.fli, *.flic)
  • iTunes Video File (*.m4v)
  • MPEG Video (*.mpg, *.mpeg, *.mpe)
  • MPEG-2 Video File (*.m2v, *.mp2v, *.mpg2)
  • MPEG-4 Video File (*.mp4, *.mpg4)
  • Quartz Composition (*.qtz)
  • QuickTime Movie (*.mov, *.moov)
  • Shockwave Flash Movie (*.swf)

    Page Layout

  • Encapsulated PostScript (*.eps, *.epsf)
  • Microsoft Word Document (*.doc)
  • Microsoft Word Open XML Document (*.docx)
  • Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
  • PostScript (*.ps)


  • JPEG Image (*.jpg, *.jpeg, *.jpe)
  • PNG Image (*.png)
  • BMP Image (*.bmp)
  • GIF Image (*.gif)
  • TIFF Image (*.tif, *.tiff)
  • JPEG 2000 Image (*.jp2, *.jpx, *.j2k)
  • TARGA Image (*.tga)
  • Mac OS X Icon File (*.icns)
  • Windows Icon File (*.ico)
  • Windows Cursor File (*.cur)
  • Photoshop Document (*.psd)
  • Adobe RAW (*.dng)
  • Canon RAW 2 (*.cr2)
  • Canon RAW (*.crw)
  • Nikon RAW (*.nef)
  • Minolta RAW (*.mrw)
  • Sony RAW (*.arw)
  • Olympus RAW (*.orf)
  • OpenEXR (*.exr)
  • QuickTime Image (*.qtif)
  • Macintosh PICT Image (*.pct, *.pict)
  • Silicon Graphics Image (*.sgi)
  • MacPaint Image (*.mac)


  • HTML File (*.html, *.htm, *.xhtml)
  • Safari Web Archive (*.webarchive)


  • Configuration File (*.cfg, *.conf, *.cnf, *.config)
  • Plain Text (*.txt)
  • Rich Text File (*.rtf)
  • XML File (*.xml)

    Operating System

  • Mac OS X Alias (shortcut)
  • Mac OS X Folder
  • Mac OS X Package (*.app, *.bundle, etc.)
  • Mac OS X Volume

    AVI files: some codecs may not be supported
    SWF files: playback requires Adobe Flash plugin
    EPS and PS files: single-page documents only supported
    DOC and DOCX files: text and basic formatting supported, not graphics

  • What's New
  • Added retina display support
  • Added a search feature for the Text and Hex views
  • Added zoom options for images
  • Added hotkeys for viewing modes and options
  • Modernized the window toolbar and user interface
  • Fixed some stability issues

  • Thanks for your feedback and helping make File Viewer a better app! If you think there is a particular feature that would be useful, please don't hesitate to let us know.

  • File Viewer (com.sharpened.fileviewer) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Aploader. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is File Viewer 1.4.0.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/File Viewer.app

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2012 Sharpened Productions. All rights reserved.