.TAB File Extension

.TAB File Extension

File Type 1

Typinator Set File

Developer Ergonis Software
Popularity
4.1  |  27 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Text

What is a TAB file?

A TAB file is a data file created by Typinator, a typing shortcut program for macOS. It contains a set of typing abbreviations and their associated words added by users. TAB files are referenced by Typinator to insert associated words when abbreviations are typed in documents, web browsers, and other programs on a computer.

More Information

Typinator is a program used to increase users' typing efficiency. It allows users to type shortcuts instead of whole sentences, which is especially helpful when repeatedly typing the same sentence or phrase. Typinator also serves as an AutoCorrection tool for misspellings.

NOTE: TAB files are similar to the more common .TYSET file.

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Programs that open or reference TAB files

Updated October 25, 2019
File Type 2

MapInfo TAB File

Developer Pitney Bowes Software
Popularity
3.4  |  20 Votes
Category GIS Files
Format Text

What is a TAB file?

GIS file saved by MapInfo, a desktop mapping program now owned by Pitney Bowes Software; saved using ASCII text and can contain references to spatial data files used for visualization as well as spatial data itself.

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TAB files are commonly used for storing geographical maps containing political boundaries, roads, water features, and other topological objects of interest.

Programs that open TAB files

Updated January 17, 2012
File Type 3

Tab Separated Data File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.2  |  17 Votes
Category Text Files
Format Text

What is a TAB file?

Text file that contains a table of data in which columns are separated by tabs; can be imported by most spreadsheet programs, which will format the data into cells.

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More often seen with a .TSV extension.

Programs that open TAB files

Windows
Mac
Web
iOS
Android
Chrome OS
Updated June 5, 2009
File Type 4

Guitar Tablature File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.0  |  9 Votes
Category Text Files
Format Text

What is a TAB file?

Text file containing song lyrics and guitar tabs; typically a standard text file, but has the TAB extension to indicate it contains guitar tabs.

Programs that open TAB files

Windows
Mac
Updated September 13, 2013

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