Type: Text Files

Acronym: Plain Text File

Opens With: Any Text Editor

Standard text document that contains unformatted text; recognized by any text editing or word processing program; can also be processed by most other software programs.

Generic text files with filenames that ending in ".txt" are created by Notepad for Windows and by TextEdit for Mac OS X when document formatting is removed.

Various hardware devices, such as smartphones and the Amazon Kindle also recognize plain text files.