Files with text extension 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!

empty icon.text - ArchiCAD for MAC Geometric Description Language object

empty icon.text - yBook text

empty icon.text - Markdown markup language file

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Software that open text file

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TEXT file extension - Simple 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 types:

Updated: April 7, 2024

The default software associated to open text file:

NotePad++ text editor icon

Notepad++ Team logoNotePad++ text editor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Notepad++ Team

A 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. logoTextEdit  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 logogedit  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:

Use any text editor to view, open or edit .text files.

How to convert:

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 apk

text to bat

text to cfg

text to m3u

text to m3u8

text to srt

text to vcf

Find converter to text file type:

crypt to text

crypt7 to text

crypt8 to text

ehi to text

m4a to text

mp3 to text

vmg to text

List of software applications associated to the .text file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 text files.

Software that open text file - Simple text file

Programs supporting the exension text on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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:
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with text file by default:
TextEdit small icon TextEdit
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text for Mac small icon Sublime Text for Mac


Main software associated with text file by default:
gedit small icon gedit
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text for Linux small icon Sublime Text for Linux

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