Files with text suffix are commonly used for various text files that can be read with any text editor.

There are 3 other file types using
the TEXT file extension!

text file icon.text - ArchiCAD for MAC Geometric Description Language file

text file icon.text - yBook text file

text file icon.text - Markdown markup language file

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TEXT file extension - Text file

What is text file? How to open text files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

File extension text is sometimes used for various plain text files in macOS / OS X and Windows environment, much like the more common txt file extension.

MIME: text/plain, application/text, application/plain

The default software associated to text file type:

NotePad++ text editor icon

Notepad++ Team logo NotePad++ text editor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Notepad++ Team

Notepad++ is very popular free text and source code editor. It supports syntax highlighting and syntax folding for C, C++, HTML, ASP, Java, Pascal, PHP, Cobol, CSS etc. Notepad++ also supports plugins to add new features. It is localized to many languages.

Sublime Text icon

Sublime Text  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Sublime HQ Pty Ltd

Sublime Text is advanced text editor used to write source codes in various programming languages. It is a great tool for programmers and offers great feature and performance. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

TextEdit icon

Apple, Inc. logo TextEdit  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

TextEdit is native plain text editor distributed as a part of Mac OS X that can open edit variety types of text files.

gedit icon

The GNOME Project logo gedit  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  The GNOME Project

gedit is the official text editor of the Linux GNOME desktop environment.

Help how to open TEXT files:

Use any text editor to view and open the .text files.

How to convert file with extension TEXT:

Generally speaking, there is no point in text conversion. You can of course rename TXT/TEXT to any other text format to associate it with some program, but you cannot simply create special formatting out of nothing.

Find conversions from text file:

text to asc

text to ascii

text to bat

text to html

text to m3u8

text to srt

text to vcf

Find converter to text file type:

crypt to text

crypt12 to text

crypt7 to text

crypt8 to text

mp3 to text

snb to text

vmg to text

List of software applications associated to the .text file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open text file, edit text file, convert text file, view text file, play text file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the text files.

  • Open text file
  • Save text file
  • Edit text file
  • View text file
  • Convert text file
  • Create text file
  • Export text file
  • Print text file

Software that open text file - Text file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open text file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with text file by default:
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Other suggested software:
GetDiz small icon GetDiz
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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