TEXT File Type- The quick facts
What are TEXT files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a TEXT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a TEXT file?
Files that contain the .text file extension are commonly used to store standard text document files. These files contain unformatted text documents that can be read by a variety of word processing and text editing applications.
Some of the applications that can create standard TEXT files include yBook, Microsoft Word, Notepad, Open Office Writer and Star Office Writer.
The TEXT files that are created by these programs are normally saved in the ASCII text-based format, saving the drive space on a user's computer.
The ArchiCAD for MAC software also uses the .text file suffix. These files contain the geometric description language files that are used by the software program.
How to open TEXT files
Important: Different programs may use files with the TEXT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your TEXT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different TEXT openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 25, 2022
Suggest another file format using extension TEXT
While we know of one file format using the .TEXT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .TEXT file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of TEXT files. Remember, different programs may use TEXT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Microsoft Web Platform Extensions||User submitted|
|Stuffit Expander||User submitted|
|E-book viewer||User submitted|
|calibre - E-book management||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional||User submitted|
|Flash Movie Player||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional English||User submitted|
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|