.ORG File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .ORG file extension:

  1. Lotus Organizer File
  2. Organya Music File
  3. Emacs Org Text Document

1. Lotus Organizer File

Lotus Organizer File
  • Developer IBM
  • Popularity
    3.9 (33 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format N/A

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.

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.

Software's name License Platforms
IBM Lotus Organizer (part of Lotus SmartSuite) IBM Lotus Organizer (part of Lotus SmartSuite) Windows

Updated: November 3, 2016

2. Organya Music File

Organya Music File
  • Developer Daisuke
  • Popularity
    3.9 (7 votes)
  • Category Game Files
  • Format N/A

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.

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.

Software's name License Platforms
OrgMaker OrgMaker Free Windows

Updated: November 3, 2020

3. Emacs Org Text Document

Emacs Org Text Document
  • Developer The GNU Project
  • Popularity
    3.5 (4 votes)
  • Category Text Files
  • Format Text

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.

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.

Software's name License Platforms
Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit Bundled Mac
gedit gedit Open Source Linux
GNU Emacs GNU Emacs Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Leafpad Leafpad Free Linux
Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad Bundled MacWindows
Other text editor Other text editor LinuxMacWindows
Pandoc Pandoc Free LinuxMacWebWindows

Updated: September 12, 2020

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