WordPad is without a doubt the most basic word processing application, which has always been included in all versions of Microsoft Windows ever since. It's slightly superior to Microsoft Word and substantially easier than Microsoft Works and Microsoft Paint. WordPad replaced Microsoft Write, which was the industry standard word processor for many years. WordPad makes editing documents much easier than before. Plus, since WordPad comes with a color screen, it's very attractive and visually appealing.
WordPad, as well as most other word processors, allow the user to customize key bindings so that when you are working on a document, all the functions of the word processor are automatically mapped to the key you want to do the work with. WordPad has also taken pains to make its application easy to use and understand by making it adaptable to various forms of computers such as PCs, laptops, handheld computers, and even digital pen-based keyboards. One feature that is especially helpful is its trackball, which allows the user to easily navigate through the different programs on the screen and access information quickly. And because WordPad runs on Windows only, it's not compatible with Macs.
However, despite being one of the most popular word processing applications on the market, WordPad still isn't a very nice computer program. Its biggest shortcoming is its cumbersome start menu, which makes starting your work much more tedious than it has to be. In addition, it doesn't really have any customizable toolbars like the one found on Microsoft Word, which makes working on your Wordpad a bit more complicated than it could be. But overall, if you're looking for a simple word processor with decent functionality and decent features, then the best thing for you is to download a free trial version of Adobe's other excellent word processing programs, like Microsoft Word, or Open Office.