All users who have used Windows at some point know some of its most famous tools. We are not talking about Microsoft 365, which was previously known as Office, but about those that have been part of the system and that are so useful that they have been around for years without you knowing it. one of these is WordPad, will say goodbye after being in operation after 30 years.
It is quite normal for software developers to make changes to their products. With each update there are changes that help improve the system, but there are not always changes like this, there are also times that we find updates that eliminate functions as in this case.
Wordpad will not be part of Windows in the future
As we told you, many developers provide some basic tools so that users can start using their devices in a few seconds. That way you won’t need to install anything, just get to work and you’ll install everything that is important for the job later.
However, not all programs are or have been so important and we have the most recent case in the latest decision made by Redmond. It turns out that the developer has taken the initiative to remove from Windows one of its longest-running programs, which is none other than WordPad.
If this is your first time hearing it, it was the free and trimmed version of Word. It came standard since Windows 95 and allowed you to open some text files and even create your own. The problem is that when saving them, these texts could not be saved with the much-loved .doc or .docx extension as it is now that it is Word, but rather it was saved as rich text, plain text or XML.
As you can see, today it is not as essential a tool as it was in the past. In fact, has only had one relevant update and it was with the arrival of Windows 7 and 8, two operating systems in which the design only changed slightly, which by then already looked very obsolete.
Will you miss WordPad?
Maybe more than one yes, and the reason is precisely the interface similar to Word that it had. However, for practical purposes it has little to envy to another old application that is still used today, such as Notepad.
Curiously, this application that is still present in Windows and that would tend to envy Word a lot will be the one that receives the most love from the company. And we say this because Microsoft itself has announced news with which it will add an automatic restoration of tabs in case of unwanted closure and the long-awaited improvement in automatic saving that the Office app has been boasting about for years. And this is not to mention the improvements with artificial intelligence that they want to add.
It may continue to be present for Windows 11 users for a while, unless Microsoft confirms the final goodbye to this operating system because it is clear that with Windows 12 just around the corner, everything indicates that it will not have a place in the new version.