Have you ever wondered how to open a JSON file? Probably not. However, for those who do, chances are you’ve tried everything under the sun but still cannot find a way to gain access to the data inside the file.
The tools we are going to talk about today are designed to help users view JSON files, and some of them will even help with the editing of these files. Now, we should point out the tools are free to download and use, at least from at the time of writing.
How to open a JSON file
1] Use Notepad++
One of the best Notepad replacement software on the web has to be Notepad++, which has been the case for a very long time. However, this tool is not only a quality Notepad replacement but one that is perfect for viewing JSON files.
Not only can you view JSON files but edit them as well. If you already have Notepad++ installed for the purpose of coding, then there is no need to get something else for JSON.
2] Take advantage of Microsoft WordPad
If you’re not interested in downloading a tool for viewing and editing JSON files, how about using Microsoft WordPad? It’s already available in Windows 10, and it works quite well.
You see, WordPad is a blend between Microsoft Word and Notepad. It doesn’t contain most features of Word, but it comes packed with more than what Notepad has to offer.
3] View JSON files with a7 JsonViewer
Another tool we suggest you take a look at is no other than a7 JsonViewer for Windows 10 devices. Now, if we go by the name, it is clear this is a viewer; therefore, one should not make attempts to edit files.
Two of the things we like about a7 JsonViewer are Tree and Text View options. When folks use Tree view, they are basically looking at JSON files from a tree structure view. In terms of text, they’ll be looking at the files in text form.
Download the file from the official website.
4] JSON Online JSON Viewer
If you prefer to view files online, then we believe you will enjoy what Json Online JSON Viewer has to offer. It is as basic as they come; therefore, it is more than good enough for viewing your files.
You have two options for viewing files with this online tool. Either upload your file or get it from a URL.
5] View JSON files using Firefox
Developers tend to use Mozilla Firefox as their default web browser, so it makes sense for the team to add a JSON viewer to the program.
If Firefox JSON Viewer is not working then that post will help you address the issue.
Hope this helps.