Open TEXT file

The most common choise: Basic text document

How to open Basic text document .text files

text file icon Have you had trouble opening the text file on your computer? What are text files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is text file?

Various text files that can be read with any text editor typically use the text file extension.

Basic text document description

simple text file (.text or .txt) is a file that contains only plain text without any special formatting, images or other non-text data. It can be opened and edited with any text editor. 

Suggested software to open text file

NotePad++ text editor

A free source code and text editor for Windows


The default text editor in Mac OS X


The official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment

Sublime Text

A sophisticated source code editor for programmers

There are other TEXT filename extensions with the same .text suffix

text - ArchiCAD for MAC Geometric Description Language object

A gdl file extension is related to the ArchiCAD, a CAD solution and used for its Geometric Description Language.

text - Markdown markup language file

Files with text extension is used by Markdown markup language. 

text - yBook text

A text file extension is associated with the yBook and used for its text files.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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Every software listed in our database is verified and ve provide link to the developer or to the software own website, which should hopefuly be enough for you to download the most recent version of the program.