Out of all the apps on your PC, which one would you say you use the most? If you are in the habit of making quick notes and lists, it’s probably WordPad. There’s nothing wrong with WordPad as such, but it is rather basic: You can’t open multiple documents, the find feature is weak, and coordinating and carrying your saved notes from computer to computer is a hassle.
It doesn’t have to be this way, though. There are plenty of Notepad alternatives that offer more features while still keeping the program small and efficient. They also offer portable versions, so you don’t always have to install apps on a computer
Whether you’re writing code or a shopping list, there are free portable alternatives out there that can do the job better than the standard Notepad app can. They can be run from a cloud storage solution such as Dropbox or Google Drive or from a USB stick, and they offer a much wider range of features. If you’ll pardon the pun, with cloud apps, the sky really is the limit.