.tsv

File Type Tab Separated Values File IconTab Separated Values File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Stores a data table in which columns of data are separated by tabs; TSV files can be imported into most spreadsheet programs, which format the data into cells; they can also be exported by spreadsheet programs, which allows the data to be viewed with a basic text editor or word processing program.

Another popular format for exporting spreadsheet data is .CSV, which uses commas to separate columns instead of tabs.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Excel for Windows

IconLibreOffice

IconApache OpenOffice

macOS

IconMicrosoft Excel for Mac

IconLibreOffice

IconApache OpenOffice

Unix

IconLibreOffice

IconApache OpenOffice

IconAny text editor

Updated March 18, 2014
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