.TLDR File Extension
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What is a TLDR file?
A TLDR file is a whiteboard drawing created by tldraw, a free, open-source whiteboarding app. It contains JSON-formatted text that defines the drawing's lines, shapes, text, images, and other features. It also contains metadata about the drawing, such as the drawing's name and which version of tldraw created it.
After navigating to https://www.tldraw.com/ in your web browser, you can use tldraw to create simple or complex whiteboard drawings. Drawings can consist of lines, shapes, text, and/or inserted images and other media. You can also customize your drawings using multiple styles.
If you want to save a drawing locally, for use in the future, you can use tldraw's File → Save feature. This saves the drawing as a TLDR file. The file contains JSON text that tldraw reads and uses to display the saved drawing, including any media inserted into the drawing.
NOTE: Tldraw's source code and a prototype desktop version of the app are available on GitHub.
How to open a TLDR file
You can open a TLDR file in tldraw (Web). To do so:
- In your web browser, go to https://www.tldraw.com/.
- Select tldraw's sandwich menu.
- Select File... → Open....
- Navigate to and open your TLDR file.
If necessary, you can also open a TLDR file in any text editor, to view the JSON text it contains.