10 Best JSON Viewer Tools To Format JSON Strings (2022 Update)

by jQueryScript,

JSON is a lightweight, text-based open standard designed for human-readable data interchange. It is a very simple format consisting of key-value pairs.

JSON format has become one of the most popular formats for data exchange between web services and clients, especially in single-page applications.

JSON representation of various business objects and data has already become a crucial aspect of modern web development, be it for mobile apps or websites.

No matter how convenient, effective and scalable its structure appears to be, a developer needs a proper JSON viewer tool in hand to format and visualize JSON strings with ease.

If you are dealing with JSON data but aren't sure what they contain, it can be very useful to review your data using a JSON viewer.

So here you have top 10 of the best JSON viewer tools you can use to format & convert JSON data to a human-readable view. Enjoy.

Originally Published July 24 2020, updated Mar 13 2022

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Best jQuery JSON Viewer Tools

Beautiful JSON Viewer And Editor With jQuery - JSON Editor

A lightweight, simple, beautiful JSON viewer and editor plugin helps the developers to render JSON objects in HTML with collapsible/expandable navigation just like a tree view.

Beautiful JSON Viewer And Editor With jQuery - JSON Editor

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Dynamic Tree View That Loads JSON Data On Demand - Tree.js

A dynamic, semantic, SEO-friendly jQuery tree view plugin for viewing hierarchical JSON data in a nested, collapsible/expandable HTML list just like a tree.

Dynamic Tree View That Loads JSON Data On Demand - Tree.js

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Visualize JSON Or XML Data In A Tree - Data Tree

An easy-to-use yet fully customizable jQuery tree view plugin used to visualize your JSON or XML data in a hierarchical tree structure.

Visualize JSON Or XML Data In A Tree - Data Tree

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jQuery Plugin For Easily Readable JSON Data Viewer

Yet another jQuery JSON viewer plugin which renders JSON objects in HTML with support for syntax highlighting and collapsible/expendable navigation.

jQuery Plugin For Easily Readable JSON Data Viewer

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Format JSON Data With Colored Syntax - pretty-print-json

jQuery pretty-print-json is a web-based tool used to format/beautify JSON data and colorize key/value pairs depending on the data type.

Format JSON Data With Colored Syntax - pretty-print-json

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Best Vanilla JS JSON Viewer Tools

Render JSON Data As A Tree View – json-view

Yet another JSON viewer library that renders your JSON data as a collapsible and expandable tree structure for better readability.

Render JSON Data As A Tree View – json-view

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Simple Folder Tree With JSON And JavaScript – tree.js

A simple, flexible tree library which dynamically renders a tree view of a directory/folder from hierarchical JSON data you provide.

Simple Folder Tree With JSON And JavaScript – tree.js

[Demo] [Download]


Minimal JSON Data Formatter – JSONViewer

A super lightweight, pure JavaScript JSON formatter / viewer which helps render JSON objects just like a collapsible tree view.

Minimal JSON Data Formatter – JSONViewer

[Demo] [Download]


Beautiful JSON Rendering In Pure JavaScript – JSON Formatter

JSON Formatter is a pure JavaScript plugin used for rending local JSON objects and/or external JSON files in an elegant way (just like the collapsible tree structure).

Beautiful JSON Rendering In Pure JavaScript – JSON Formatter

[Demo] [Download]


JSON Viewer & Path Picker In Vanilla JavaScript

The Vanilla JavaScript version of the jQuery JSON Path Picker, which helps you render your JSON data in a collapsible tree structure where you can get the path to each key by clicking on the output icon.

JSON Viewer & Path Picker In Vanilla JavaScript

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We hope that, by reading this article, you will be able to get a better idea of how JSON viewers can be used on your website and why they are so important. If you know of any other ways in which the above JSON viewer tools can help your web development projects, do let us know in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you!

Looking for more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create JSON Viewer Tools on the web & mobile? See jQuery JSON Viewer and JavaScript JSON sections for more details.

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