Open Any File App Reviews

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Worked for me

I was able to read a file with “.info” extension.


Excellent app—performs flawlessly!

Open Any File, AKA Permissions Hijack!

Regardless of the usefullness of this tool, I cannot believe this app passed Apples submission process. It automatically hijacks ALL FILE PERMISSIONS, inexcusable. My $.02, if it is necessary for the app to take over permissions, dont make it automatic, and have a toggle switch, anything... Once that is fixed, it could be a great app.

Great app. Does what is says it does.

This app does what it says it does. It provides information for opening any app that can be opened on a Mac (no .exe, etc.). Perhaps the name of the app is giving the wrong impression and the low ratings. I’d suggest a rename to “File Diag” (to match their Disk Diag app), “Hexdump+”, or perhaps “File X-ray”. I have three minor suggestions for the next version: 1) add the permissions (e.g. -rwxrwxrwx 777) on the file in the FIle Information section, 2) move the Hexdump section to a tab on the same window so that you can see more of the hex dump strings without scrolling as much, 3) allow searching on ASCII strings in the hexdump so you can find error messages, filename, paths, easier than scrolling through the whole hexdump.


literally does nothing.

Stole priority for my yaml and json files

Wanted an app that would easily show hex dump of a file, and needed to look at checksums… Seemed like a decent app since it did both of those things at once. It managed to set itself as the default app for a bunch of my yaml and json config files though, which was annoying. Luckily it is easy to reset the default app through Finder’s Get Info panel.



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app did not do anything! Do not install!

Does what it says - no trouble at all!

Pretty useful utility - easy to use and provided the info i was needing. I had a fun time challenging it and the program was on target every time in determining what program was needed to open a variety of files.

Doesnt Work

I had an issue with it almost immediately after loading it. Pass by this one

Please see the following information

The issue reproted by TheBomobo122, is not true. What really happens is that it set as a defualt software to open anything that you can not open by an existing software. Simply dont use it as defualt will work as normal. I guess he gets some .exe and want to double click to install it on mac, oops!

It works.

It works fine, doesn’t take control of your Mac like TheBombo122 stated. It only runs when opened, ridiculous comment.

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