Plain text files are tremendously useful... I never did understand why people felt they needed fancy word processors to keep notes and lists of stuff.
Probably because they like text enhancements
and automatic formatting. But at the very least, something tiny that does richtext is good enough for most people’s needs most of the time, I’d have said.
But if you’ve been out and bought a PC with an evaluation copy of Office on it and you don’t understand that there are low-cost or free alternatives, you’re probably also not going to get (a) that you don’t need Word for a shopping list or, for that matter, (b) that emailing .docx files is Irritating, for all sorts of reasons.
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I also use a text editor for composing email replies (I don't trust online editors).
It does require that you remember the syntax for text enhancements -- or not use them, of course. (Said the chap writing from inside Jarte
And RJ TextEd is also worth a look.
Not one I’d come across. So I’ve downloaded the portable version.
Nearly 100Mb once extracted from the (slightly less than half that) zipfile? Good grief. It’d better be good!
(There are times when I remember that the first PC I had regular use of had 640k RAM and a 20MB hard disk -- and that WordStar ran comfortably from a small fraction of that disk space
Okay, okay, [/old fart mode]