JSON is a standard data interchange format. The file can be used in transmitting data between a server and a web application.
Some of the unique features that make JSON files special are its lightweight and the fact that it is based on a text. The file is equally human readable and you can easily edit it using any of the available text editors on your computer.
It is popularly used in Ajax Web application programming. It is now being used as an alternative to XML.
Many applications are using it for the purpose of data interchange. But they may not be saving the file on the hard drive because the data interchange comes up between computers that are interconnected.
Be that as it may, users can save the .JSON Files using some applications. A very good example of such an application is Google+; this application can use the JSON format to save Profile data.
After you have logged in, you only need to choose “date liberation” and then choose “Download your Profile data”
In Mozilla Firefox, Json is used in saving bookmark backups. It can help save the files to the Firefox user profile directory in a folder labeled as bookmark backups.
You can also make a backup manually to be saved in the bookmarks and import folder of the Firefox browser.
You can then import the backups into another copy of a Firefox file. The importing is very easy and straightforward.
- First, open the bookmark Library then click on Import/export button, which you can find at the top bar,.
- Then choose Restore and File, after which you should choose the backup file.
How to open JSON Files
You can open and easily view it on your computer by using the File Viewer Plus, which can be downloaded for free.
Some of the programs that can open the file are:
- Microsoft Notepad
- Altova XMLSpy a
- File Viewer Plus
- Google Chrome
If you use Windows Operating System, you can easily view the JSON File using Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Notepad++, Excel, Microsoft WordPad and several other text editors.
If you are using the Mac Operating System, you can equally use other programs like Pico, Vim, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Mac Vim and several other text editors installed on your computer.
Those using Linux can equally access the JSON File using programs Mozilla Firefox, GNU Emacs and several other text editors. Each of the tools and programs installed here is verified and can be trusted to get the job done perfectly.
Aside from the above methods, you can equally view the file on your android device using File Viewer for Android.
Many of the tools and programs mentioned above are available for free and you will never have to pay for them before you can use them.