.TXT File Extension

Plain Text File Type

Extension .txt
Developer Not Available
Popularity 5.0 (2 Votes)
Mime Type text/troff
Default Program Vim
Category Common File Types
Format Text
Updated 3/1/2021

What is a TXT File Extension?

TXT file extension is created by Developer, also known as Plain Text File. TXT has been classified as Common File Types. You can open and render the contents of this file in a Text Editor. You can open TXT files in Vim program.

TXT files are useful for storing plain text information without special formatting outside fonts and basic font styles. The file is commonly used to save notes, directives and other similar documents that do not need apos appear in a certain way. If you are looking to create a document with more formatting options such as a report, a letter, information or resume, you should consult the .DOCX file, which is used by the popular Microsoft Word program.

If running on Windows, the-notes and the-notes Wordpad blocks are provided with the d'operating system (OS) and allow you to create and d' edit TXT files. If your computer runs on MacOS (OS X), TextEdit comes with the d'operating system and is a good choice for creating and editing TXT files.

Various devices, such as smartphones and the Kindle d' Amazon, and web browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, also recognize text files.


What is a Default TXT File Name?

New Text Document.txt - New text documents created via the context menu (right-click on the desktop and choose New → Text Document) are given by the default Microsoft Windows filename.

README.txt - Typical text file included with software installers that provides information about the software. This file should often be read by users before they use the software.



Free TXT File Online Tools & Apps

We have also gathered the free online .TXT (Plain Text File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to TXT, merge, split and compare the TXT files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.


TXT Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Plain Text File .TXT File Extensions while opening the .TXT files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open TXT Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Plain Text File on your system such as Vim.
  2. Associate default Vim Vim program for *.txt (Plain Text File) files.

    Associate TXT Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.TXT (e.g example.txt) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Vim Vim program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .txt files.

    Associate TXT Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.TXT (e.g example.txt) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Vim Vim program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Vim extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for TXT File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the TXT files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open TXT File on Windows


Software License Developer
AbiSource AbiWord image. AbiSource AbiWord 3 for Windows  Open abisource website. Open Source AbiSource
Microsoft Access image. Microsoft Access 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Aegisub image. Aegisub 3 for Windows  Open aegisub website. Open Source Aegisub
Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET image. Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET 16.3.0 for Windows  Open aspose website. Commercial Aspose
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Windows  Open calibre website. Open Source Calibre
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Adobe ColdFusion Builder image. Adobe ColdFusion Builder 2018 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for Windows  Open cool reader website. Open Source Cool Reader
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Altium Designer image. Altium Designer 18 for Windows  Open altium website. Commercial Altium
ES-Computing EditPlus image. ES-Computing EditPlus 3 for Windows  Open es computing website. Commercial ES-Computing
Richardson EditRocket image. Richardson EditRocket 4 for Windows  Open richardson website. Commercial Richardson
GNU Emacs image. GNU Emacs 27 for Windows  Open gnu website. Open Source GNU
Thomson Reuters EndNote image. Thomson Reuters EndNote X7 for Windows  Open thomson reuters website. Commercial Thomson Reuters
Microsoft Excel image. Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
gVim image. gVim 7 for Windows  Open gvim website. Open Source gVim
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
ActiveState Komodo Edit image. ActiveState Komodo Edit 9 for Windows  Open activestate website. Open Source ActiveState
Microsoft Notepad image. Microsoft Notepad 1903 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft
Notepad++ image. Notepad++ 6 for Windows  Open notepad plus plus website. Freeware Notepad Plus Plus
Microsoft Office image. Microsoft Office 2019 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Ability Office image. Ability Office 6 for Windows  Open ability website. Commercial Ability
Kofax OmniPage image. Kofax OmniPage ULTIMATE 19 for Windows  Open kofax website. Commercial Kofax
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Windows  Open apowersoft website. Freeware Apowersoft
Golden Software Surfer image. Golden Software Surfer 13 for Windows  Open golden software website. Commercial Golden Software
IMSI TurboPDF image. IMSI TurboPDF 7 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
IDM UltraEdit image. IDM UltraEdit 24 for Windows  Open idm website. Commercial IDM
MAGIX VEGAS image. MAGIX VEGAS 16 for Windows  Open magix website. Commercial MAGIX
Vim image. Vim 7 for Windows  Open vim website. Open Source Vim
Microsoft Visual Studio image. Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft WordPad image. Microsoft WordPad 6 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft
Corel WordPerfect image. Corel WordPerfect 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Microsoft Works image. Microsoft Works 9 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft


MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen TXT File on Mac OS


Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Aegisub image. Aegisub 3 for MacOs  Open aegisub website. Open Source Aegisub
Bare Bones BBEdit image. Bare Bones BBEdit 13 for MacOs  Open bare bones website. Commercial Bare Bones
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for MacOs  Open calibre website. Open Source Calibre
Adobe ColdFusion Builder image. Adobe ColdFusion Builder 2018 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for MacOs  Open cool reader website. Open Source Cool Reader
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for MacOs  Open google website. Freeware Google
Richardson EditRocket image. Richardson EditRocket 4 for MacOs  Open richardson website. Commercial Richardson
GNU Emacs image. GNU Emacs 27 for MacOs  Open gnu website. Open Source GNU
Thomson Reuters EndNote image. Thomson Reuters EndNote X7 for MacOs  Open thomson reuters website. Commercial Thomson Reuters
Microsoft Excel image. Microsoft Excel 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Excel for Mac image. Microsoft Excel for Mac 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
ActiveState Komodo Edit image. ActiveState Komodo Edit 9 for MacOs  Open activestate website. Open Source ActiveState
MacVim image. MacVim 7 for MacOs  Open macvim website. Open Source MacVim
Planamesa NeoOffice image. Planamesa NeoOffice 2017 for MacOs  Open planamesa website. Commercial Planamesa
Microsoft Office image. Microsoft Office 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Apple Pages image. Apple Pages 6 for MacOs  Open apple website. Commercial Apple
Apple Safari image. Apple Safari 12 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Apple TextEdit image. Apple TextEdit 1.15 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
MacroMates TextMate image. MacroMates TextMate 2 for MacOs  Open macromates website. Commercial MacroMates
Bare Bones TextWrangler image. Bare Bones TextWrangler 4 for MacOs  Open bare bones website. Freeware Bare Bones
IDM UltraEdit image. IDM UltraEdit 24 for MacOs  Open idm website. Commercial IDM
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Word for Mac image. Microsoft Word for Mac 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen TXT file on Linux


Software License Developer
AbiSource AbiWord image. AbiSource AbiWord 3 for Linux  Open abisource website. Open Source AbiSource
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Aegisub image. Aegisub 3 for Linux  Open aegisub website. Open Source Aegisub
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Linux  Open calibre website. Open Source Calibre
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for Linux  Open cool reader website. Open Source Cool Reader
Richardson EditRocket image. Richardson EditRocket 4 for Linux  Open richardson website. Commercial Richardson
GNU Emacs image. GNU Emacs 27 for Linux  Open gnu website. Open Source GNU
gedit image. gedit 3 for Linux  Open gedit website. Open Source gedit
ActiveState Komodo Edit image. ActiveState Komodo Edit 9 for Linux  Open activestate website. Open Source ActiveState
Leafpad image. Leafpad 000 for Linux  Open leafpad website. Free Leafpad
Pico image. Pico 1 for Linux  Open pico website. Freeware Pico
IDM UltraEdit image. IDM UltraEdit 24 for Linux  Open idm website. Commercial IDM
Vim image. Vim 7 for Linux  Open vim website. Open Source Vim

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen TXT file on Web


Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for Web  Open google website. Freeware Google
Online TXT Reader image. Online TXT Reader 000 for Web  Open online txt reader website. Free Online TXT Reader

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen TXT file on iOS


Software License Developer
GoodiWare Good.iWare GoodReader for iOS image. GoodiWare Good.iWare GoodReader for iOS 4 for iOS  Open goodiware website. Commercial GoodiWare
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro image. MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro 8 for iOS  Open mobisystems website. Commercial MobiSystems
olimsoft OPlayer image. olimsoft OPlayer 2 for iOS  Open olimsoft website. Commercial olimsoft
Apple Pages for iOS image. Apple Pages for iOS 2 for iOS  Open apple website. Commercial Apple
Infraware Polaris Office for iOS image. Infraware Polaris Office for iOS 7 for iOS  Open infraware website. Freeware Infraware
Apple Safari image. Apple Safari 12 for iOS  Open apple website. Bundled Apple

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen TXT file on Android


Software License Developer
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for Android  Open cool reader website. Open Source Cool Reader
J2 Interactive MX Player for Android image. J2 Interactive MX Player for Android 1.7 for Android  Open j2 interactive website. Freeware J2 Interactive
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro image. MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro 8 for Android  Open mobisystems website. Commercial MobiSystems
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Android  Open apowersoft website. Freeware Apowersoft
Infraware Polaris Office for Android image. Infraware Polaris Office for Android 7 for Android  Open infraware website. Freeware Infraware
Kingsoft WPS Office for Android image. Kingsoft WPS Office for Android 12 for Android  Open kingsoft website. Freeware Kingsoft

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

TXT file extension icon image.About TXT - Plain Text File

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Updated 3/1/2021




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