There are 8 other file types using
the TXT file extension!

txt file icon.txt - Ascii text parameter description data

txt file icon.txt - RTTTL / Nokring mobile ring-tone format

txt file icon.txt - Steinberg LM-4 bank file

txt file icon.txt - EasyPlot saved data file

txt file icon.txt - T602 document file

txt file icon.txt - Subtitle file

txt file icon.txt - MilkShape 3D ASCII file

txt file icon.txt - Atari Jaguar binary image of program text segment

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TXT file extension - Simple text file

What is txt file? How to open txt files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

txt file icon: txt filetype icon

The TXT file extension is traditionally used for simple text files. Many MS-DOS, Unix, Windows applications and text editors used this file extension for common text file. Only character encoding charset may vary from simple ASCII to UTF etc. which  depends on author language or operating system native charset.

Text files are also frequently used for various text logs and reports generated by programs.

MIME types:
text/plain
application/text

The default software associated to txt file type:

Microsoft Windows NotePad icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows NotePad  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Notepad is basic text editor distributed with Microsoft Windows operating system. It is used to view and edit simple text files as well as simple tool to create Web pages and source code editor.

Notepad has been included in all versions of Microsoft Windows since Windows 1.0 in 1985.

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.

Atom icon

Atom  Microsoft Windows software

Atom is text editing software for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and Linux operating systems that allows users to edit text files and source codes.

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.

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Help how to open TXT files:

Every text editor or word processor can open *.txt files.

How to convert file with extension TXT:

A *.txt file may simply be opened in any text editor or word processor and saved to another format.

Find conversions from txt file:

txt to asc

txt to eml

txt to m3u

txt to m3u8

txt to ris

txt to srt

txt to vcf

Find converter to txt file type:

crypt to txt

crypt8 to txt

mp3 to txt

mp4 to txt

snb to txt

srt to txt

vcf to txt

List of software applications associated to the .txt 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 txt file, edit txt file, convert txt file, view txt file, play txt file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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 txt files.

  • Open txt file
  • Save txt file
  • Edit txt file
  • View txt file
  • Convert txt file
  • Create txt file
  • Import txt file
  • Export txt file
  • Print txt file
  • Others txt file

Software that open txt file - Simple text file

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with txt file by default:
TextEdit small icon TextEdit
Other suggested software:
TextMate small icon TextMate
NeoOffice small icon NeoOffice
Atom for Mac small icon Atom for Mac
Sublime Text for Mac small icon Sublime Text for Mac
Mariner Write small icon Mariner Write
Typinator

Other operating systems or devices:

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