.TXT File Extension

A .TXT file is a Plain Text File, created by N/A.

Open with Leafpad. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .TXT file?

A .TXT file is a very simple type of document that contains only text without any special formatting like bold or italic fonts, different font sizes, or images. This means that the text in a .TXT file is plain and straightforward, making it easy to open and edit with many different programs.

You can create, open, and change .TXT files with basic text-editing programs that are included with your computer's operating system. For example, if you have a Windows computer, you can use Microsoft Notepad, and if you have a Mac, you can use Apple TextEdit. These programs are simple and come with your computer for free.

There are also many other programs that can open .TXT files. Some of these are Leafpad, gedit, KWrite, and Geany, which are available for different types of computers. Even web browsers like Chrome and Firefox can open .TXT files, making it very convenient to view the contents of a .TXT file without needing any special software.

If you need to do more than just write or read plain text, like making a resume or a report with special formatting, you might use more advanced programs like Microsoft Word or Apple Pages. These programs let you save your document with lots of formatting options, but they usually save in different file formats like .DOCX or .PAGES, not in the .TXT format.

.TXT files are also handy because they can be opened on many devices, not just computers. Smartphones, e-readers like the Amazon Kindle, and even some web-based tools can work with .TXT files. This makes .TXT files a good choice for simple notes or documents that you want to be able to access from anywhere.

In summary, .TXT files are easy to use and can be opened by a wide variety of programs on different devices. Whether you're writing a quick note or reading a document, the simplicity and compatibility of .TXT files make them a useful option.


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