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

txt icon.txt - Ascii text parameter description data

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

txt icon.txt - Steinberg LM-4 sound bank

empty icon.txt - EasyPlot saved data

txt icon.txt - T602 document file

empty icon.txt - Subtitles

empty icon.txt - MilkShape 3D ASCII data

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

TXT file extension - Simple plain text

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

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

Text files are also frequently used for various text logs and reports many programs generate.

MIME types:

Updated: April 7, 2024

The default software associated to open txt file:

Microsoft Windows NotePad icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft 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.

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.

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Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

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

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List of software applications associated to the .txt 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 txt file, edit txt file, convert txt file, view txt file, play txt 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 txt files.

Software that open txt file - Simple plain text

Programs supporting the exension txt on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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
Sublime Text for Mac small icon Sublime Text for Mac
Mariner Write small icon Mariner Write

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