Microsoft made Windows Notepad store-updatable after promising to do so in the release notes of the Windows 10 20H1 preview Build 18963. Later it was pulled from the store for unknown reasons.

Now, Microsoft has made Windows Notepad available again as an app in the Microsoft Store. You can download the app by clicking on the download box provided below.

Windows Notepad
Windows Notepad
Price: Free

Your Windows 10 PC should be running Windows 10 version 19541.0 or higher for being able to install this Notepad app. This means that if you are on Windows 10 Version 2004 you won’t be able to install it. Only Fast ring insiders can install it for now.

Notepad app details:

Notepad has been the fast and simple text editor on Windows for over 30 years, and now it’s available in the Microsoft Store! View, edit, and search through plain text documents and source code files instantly.


  • Edit text-based files and source code instantly.
  • Customize your view with font options.
  • Save in multiple encodings including UTF-8, UTF-16, and ANSI