Did you know that when the next feature update (Windows 10 version 20H1) is made available to the public sometime around April next year, Notepad (the Windows built-in text editor) will become a Store application?

What is new in Notepad for Windows 10?

Microsoft has made more than a few improvements to Notepad on Windows 10, including wrap around search, expanded line-ending support, and an indicator for when you haven’t saved a new entry.

And now, they want to kick things up a notch by making the tool a Store application.

According to Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc and Dona Sarkar, this decision will allow them the flexibility to implement fixes and introduce further upgrades outside the confines of the six-month intervals in which major Windows updates are released.

However, this also means you will be able to uninstall the app by right-clicking on it in the Start menu and selecting “Uninstall”. But there’s little reason for you to do so. Even if you don’t use the tool, removing it won’t free up much space on your hard drive.


  • Can I download Notepad from Windows 10 Store?

For now, to download the app, you have to be on the Windows 10 insider build 18963.

  • How to update Notepad version?

Until Windows 10 version 20H1 is released, Notepad upgrades will continue to be included in Windows updates.

How do you see this move to make Notepad available on the Store? Is it a welcome one, or do you think Microsoft might start adding unfavorable changes to the tool now that more frequent updates can be made?

Let us know what you think by leaving us a comment in the section below.

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