Windows 10 Notepad app is now available in Microsoft Store

Starting with Windows 10 20H1, the classic Notepad app has got a new home on the Microsoft Store. Microsoft is going to update it independently from the core OS image by turning it into  a standalone Store app.

This doesn't mean that Notepad will be excluded from Windows 10. It will remain bundled with the OS and available out of the box. Instead, Microsoft is changing the way the app receives its updates.

Windows 10 Notepad In The Store

Now, Notepad's release cycle is not tied to the Windows 10 update schedule. It will receive independent updates like any other Store app.

According to the company, this change will allow them to quickly respond to issues and feedback for Notepad, and to deliver new features to app users much faster.

Also, there is a new feedback section in the Feedback Hub > Apps > Notepad.

Notepad is one of the classic Windows apps that had seen updates rarely. However, starting with Windows 10 Build 17661, Notepad has received plenty of new features and improvements. Now it can handle large text files without issues, comes with performance improvements, and includes the following new options:

With Notepad in the Store, we can expect more new features to land on this classic app.

You can find Notepad in Microsoft Store by visiting its new home page.

Notepad on Microsoft Store


2 thoughts on “Windows 10 Notepad app is now available in Microsoft Store

  1. Brian Wall

    Downloaded the Microsoft App – Notebook as per your post and got a thing called DICE which led to a non-existent website. WFT?

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      That’s not me. It is Microsoft. Something is wrong with their Store.


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