OpenItOnline: Open Files Online

Kaly (Arslan Esengulov) 03-03-2009

OpenItOnline is a cool Firefox add-on service that lets you open document and image files online without the need of any software to be installed. The add-on opens files on web-based services such as Google Docs, Google Apps, Zoho, ThinkFree, Vuzit, Snipshot, Picnik and Pixlr. You can open word documents, spreadsheets, images and presentations in variety of formats:


Here is the list of supported formats:

– Text Documents (*.doc, *.rtf, *.odt, *.sxw)
– Presentations (*.ppt, *.pps, *.odp, *.sxi)
– Spreadsheets (*.xls, *.csv, *.ods, *.sxc)
– Images (*.jpg, *.gif, *.png)

The add-on works with Firefox: 1.5 – 3.1b3pre. Once you have the add-on installed every time you get the “Open With” dialog within Firefox it will also display “Open IT Online” option among the others. You only need to select which online service you would like to open it with

open files online

Moreover, you can set it as default for different file types.



  • Opens documents, spreadsheets, images and presentations online.
  • Eliminates the need of particular software.
  • Shows the file size before opening it.
  • Customizable defaults for each file type.
  • Works with Firefox: 1.5 – 3.1b3pre.
  • Unable to open attachments of emails and  PDF files.
  • Free and no registration.

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  1. abhijeet
    March 3, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Thanks Kaly for the post ( and the link :) ) !