Notepad is great!

black laptop computer beside white steno notebook

A reader wanted to thank me for my suggestion to give the Windows built-in Notepad program a look:

“Wow,Cyn! Thank you so, SO much for that write-up about Notepad ! !’ve been using that program ever since I got into computers many, many years ago and never knew it did all those things! Or have those changes just been added in the last few years? Still – you presented lots of stuff that I was not aware of. I am so happy that I can now drop something I’m paying Microsoft for because all I want to do is write letters to a couple of friends who don’t use computers. Hard to believe, isn’t it? But my 60+ year old daughter won’t use a computer, she’s content with her phone – and she is very good at using that. Whatever floats one’s boat I guess.”

Awesome! I’m glad I could help! Windows does come with a lot of great built-in features if you know how to access them. And for your purposes, NotePad should be just fine. You might also want to consider checking out Wordpad – which is also free and already installed on Windows.

It offers more features than NotePad and may look a little more familiar to users of word processors.

As for your daughter, she actually is using a computer. A smartphone is just a very small, highly sophisticated, touchscreen computer that can serve many people’s needs.

I’m glad I could introduce you to some new features of your old friend Windows.

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