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What is a txt file and how do I open a txt file?

Plain text documents saved in the TXT format can be created, opened and edited using a wide variety of text editing and word processing programs developed for Linux systems, Microsoft Windows-based computers and Mac platforms. The content of these .txt files is unformatted ASCII text that can be saved as .txt documents in small file sizes. Almost all smartphones are bundled with applications that offer compatibility support for accessing the content of these TXT files, while the Kindle device from Amazon can also be used to open and view the content stored in a TXT document. Popular Microsoft Windows text editing applications like Microsoft Notepad can be used to create TXT files, and this program can even be used to save these unformatted text documents in HTML and JS formats among others. The Apple TextEdit application also has support for opening, viewing and modifying the content of a text document in the TXT format, and this program can be used to also create text documents and save it in a format with the .txt extension. There are many applications developed for various Linux distributions which can create, open and view the text content of these .txt files, and with this wide cross compatibility support, users of different platforms can share their TXT documents most likely without encountering problems or issues.

Mac OS
Recommended txt file download:
Corel WordPerfect Office X7
Microsoft Notepad
Apple TextEdit
Bare Bones BBEdit
MacroMates TextMate
Detail txt file extension information:
File Type: txt
File Format: Plain Text File
Primary Association: Text Files
Mime Type: application/txt, browser/internal, text/anytext, text/plain, widetext/paragraph, widetext/plain