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.