File Extension Library

.ODS File Extension

  • Developer by: Oracle
  • Category: Spreadsheet Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .ODS file?

.ODS file extension is created by Oracle. .ODS has been classified as Spreadsheet Files. The format of .ODS file is Zip.

.ODS is OpenDocument Spreadsheet

An ODS file is a spreadsheet created by the Calc program included with the Apache OpenOffice suite. It stores data in cells that are organized into rows and columns. ODS files are formatted using the OASIS OpenDocument XML-based standard.

ODS file open in Apache OpenOffice Calc 4.1.3

Calc is one of several programs available in the OpenOffice suite and is similar to the Excel program available in the Microsoft Office suite. The ODS file is the main file used by Calc to save spreadsheets the same way that Excel saves spreadsheets in the .XLSX file. Although Microsoft Office is the most popular productivity suite many users download the OpenOffice suite as a free alternative. You may see the ODS file in the workplace, school, or home environments.

OpenDocument spreadsheet files can be opened and edited with any OpenOffice-compatible program, including: NeoOffice (Mac) and LibreOffice (Mac & Windows). ODS files can also be opened in Microsoft Excel and saved as .XLS or XLSX files.

NOTE: Apache OpenOffice was previously known as

List of all softwares that can open the OpenDocument Spreadsheet
Apache OpenOffice
Microsoft Excel 2016
Calligra Suite
Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice
Calligra Suite
Apache OpenOffice
Calligra Suite
File Type 2 Outlook Express 5 Mailbox
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Misc Files

Mailbox or "message store" for e-mail messages created or saved in Outlook Express 5; similar to a .DBX file used by other versions of Outlook Express.

List of all softwares that can open the Outlook Express 5 Mailbox
Microsoft Outlook Express

How to Open .ODS file on different platforms

Open .ODS File on Windows

  • Right-click a .ODS
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .ODS file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .ODS files" Press "Ok"

Open .ODS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ODS file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .ODS File on Linux

Right click on the .ODS file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .ODS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ODS file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .ODS File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .ODS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ODS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ODS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ODS file format
  2. You need to check the .ODS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)