.ORG File Extension

.ORG File Extension

File Type 1

Lotus Organizer File

Developer IBM
Popularity
3.5  |  28 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is an ORG file?

An ORG file is a data file created by Lotus organizer, a program used to manage personal information. It contains information such as a calendar, contacts, a to do list, and a planner.

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The ORG file format was the first format used by Lotus Organizer. The following list includes each version of Lotus Organizer and the file format the version used:

  • Version and 1 and 1.1 - ORG file format
  • Version 2 - .OR2 file format
  • Version 97 (3.1) - .OR3 file format
  • Version 97 GS (4 and 4.1) - .OR4 file format
  • Version 5 - .OR5 file format
  • Version 6 - .OR6 file format

NOTE: Lotus Organizer was discontinued in 2013 and is no longer available for download.

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Programs that open ORG files

Windows
IBM Lotus Organizer (part of Lotus SmartSuite)
Updated April 27, 2017
File Type 2

Organya Music File

Developer Daisuke
Popularity
3.5  |  8 Votes
Category Game Files
Format N/A

What is an ORG file?

An ORG file is an audio file used by Cave Story, an action-adventure video game released in 2004. It contains music played within the game. ORG files cannot be played by most popular media players, but can be played in OrgMaker.

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Screenshot of a .org file in OrgMaker
ORG file open in OrgMaker

Cave Story is a Metroidvania-style adventure game that was initially released for Windows. As the game grew in popularity, it was remastered and released on a number of additional platforms, including Nintendo game systems and Steam.

The game's developer, Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, created and saved much of the game's music in the ORG file format, using a program called OrgMaker. Cave Story's fan community has also created a number of programs that allow them to play, convert, and create their own ORG music.

How do I open an ORG file?

You can open ORG files with OrgMaker, which is available for download online. The program is primarily available in Japanese, though English and Chinese translations exist.

Programs that open ORG files

Windows
Updated September 28, 2020
File Type 3

Emacs Org Text Document

Developer The GNU Project
Popularity
4.0  |  5 Votes
Category Text Files
Format Text

What is an ORG file?

An ORG file is a text document created by GNU Emacs, a cross-platform text editor. It stores plain text in the Org mode syntax, which includes simple marks to organize the hierarchy of the text, such as lists, headings, and font variations. ORG files may also contain metadata, such as the title of the document, the author that created it, and the date on which the document was created.

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Screenshot of a .org file in GNU Emacs 27.1
ORG file open in GNU Emacs 27.1

Emacs is an open-source text editing package. Org mode is a major mode included with Emacs by default. The mode was originally created in 2003 by Carsten Dominik and has been updated by various other users.

Org mode is typically utilized to create documents to store organized information. Examples of documents commonly saved as ORG files include to-do lists, notes, and project plans.

How do I open an ORG file?

You can open ORG files with Emacs, which fully supports the Org mode markup language. Emacs allows you to edit and save the document, as well as convert it to other formats, such as .HTML and .ODT files. You can also convert ORG files to other types of documents with Pandoc on your computer or online in a web browser.

Since ORG files are saved in plain text, you can also open and edit them with a plain text or source code editor. Microsoft Notepad (Windows) and Apple TextEdit (macOS) are text editors bundled with their respective operating systems that support ORG files.

Programs that open ORG files

Windows
Free
Included with OS
Mac
Free
Included with OS
Linux
Free
Free
Web
Free
Updated November 30, 2020

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