.QIF File Extension
File Type 1Quicken Interchange Format File
What is a QIF file?
A QIF file is an ASCII text file generated by Quicken financial software. It contains a user's financial liability and cash accounts in a text format that can easily be read by other programs, including text editors. QIF files are used to transfer data between different Quicken data files or from a financial institution's website to Quicken software.
The QIF format was originally developed by Intuit, but it is now supported by several financial and accounting programs. Some of these programs include Microsoft Money, Corel Quattro Pro, and GnuCash. You can import a QIF file in Quicken by selecting, navigate to the location of the file, and choose the account to which you want to import the QIF file.
File Type 2QuickTime Image File
.QIF File Association 2
Compressed image created by Apple QuickTime, a video player; sometimes referenced by QuickTime movies (.MOV files); uses a single-fork format instead of resource and data forks, which works well for cross-platform applications.
QIF files are saved using "atoms," which are the basic units or structures that QuickTime uses to store information. QIF files use the same atom types as a QuickTime movie, which are "idsc" (stores the image description) and "idat" (stores the image data).
Apple recommends that the ".qif" file extension be used on non-Mac platforms, while the .QTIF extension be used on Mac platforms. However, both extensions can be found on Mac and non-Mac platforms.