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How to open .txt file extension?

File Type : Text file type
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What is .txt file extension?

.txt file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
The .txt file is the text file. It is the standard text document that contains unformatted text. It is recognized by any text editing or word processing application. Generic text files with filenames that ending in ".txt" are created by Notepad for Windows and by TextEdit for Mac OS X. However, the TXT file format does not support functions such as tables, graphics, bold or italic fonts. These text files that are created in the TXT file format and are organized as a series of text lines. These files are considered to be generic and common platform files that can be opened on almost any operating system including mobile devices. Important: Several hardware devices, such as smartphones and web browsers like Chrome and Firefox, also recognize plain text files.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .txt files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Geany
  • Microsoft Notepad
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft WordPad
  • Corel WordPerfect X7
  • Helios TextPad
  • Notepad++
  • Notepad2
  • Other Text Editor
Google Android:
  • MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
  • Kingsoft WPS Office for Android
  • Leafpad
  • gedit
  • KWrite
  • Geany
  • Other Text Editor
Apple Mac OS X:
  • MacroMates TextMate
  • Microsoft Word 2011
  • Apple TextEdit
  • Bare Bones BBEdit 10
  • Geany
  • Other Text Editor