.APL File Extension

File Type:
ArcPad Layer File

Having trouble opening .apl extension? Don't panic! This page explains what apl files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open apl files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an APL file?

Apl file extension has ArcPad Layer file type, developed by ESRI, which is associated with the "gis files" category.

Typically used by mapping program ArcPad, the layer file contains map layer properties required for exported ArcGIS map. It may also store symbology to display scales, features, and label expressions. ArcPad layer files are usually employed for studying GIS data with the help of ArcPad that works on Windows-based mobile devices.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

apl file icon
File Type:
ArcPad Layer File
GIS Files

How to open APL file?

Double click the apl file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .apl extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the apl extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the apl file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open APL files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the apl file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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