Microsoft is planning to bring and make Notepad as a store-updatable app on Windows 10. This will come as a massive change, and will finally un-bundle the popular text editor from the operating system, allowing for more frequent updates.
The announcement of this change was made today as part of Windows Insider Build 18963. According to Microsoft, future Notepad updates, and starting with build 18963, will be automatically available via the store.
“This will allow us the flexibility to respond to issues and feedback outside the bounds of Windows releases.” As always, if you have any feedback for Notepad, we welcome it in the Feedback Hub under Apps > Notepad,” explained head of the Windows Insider Program, Dona Sarkar.
Previous featured updates to Windows 10 have introduced new features like expanded line ending support, as well as wrap around search, and an indicator for when there is unsaved content. With Notepad coming to the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, the possibilities of new features will likely be almost endless.Further reading: build 18963, Fast Ring, Notepad, Windows 10, Windows Insider