If you’re into using a PC then you’re probably familiar with both Notepad and MS Paint. These are two programs that go with Windows Operating Systems. These programs can be very practical and handy and you can use them for a variety of purposes.
Common Uses of Notepad
I find Notepad to be very handy whenever I am doing some research. I can write down or paste things on it that I found during my research, just as a physical notepad would work. Unlike full word processing programs such MS Word, notepad isn’t really for creating text documents. There is no way that you can format what you write in there except in the most basic form. You cannot change the font, highlight or bold anything.
As I have mentioned, the program is ideal for those doing research and also for someone taking down a dictation. You can type down what pops to your head quickly without having to worry about fonts and spacing and all that. You can just come back to it later on and copy whatever you have written.
Personally I find it useful when copying something from the web. The problem with copying from web pages is that you get to copy the font used there as well. When you paste in the page that you’re working on, you would have to do some formatting first. It would be faster if you just copy the material paste it on the notepad and then copy what you have on the Notepad and paste it on the page that you’re working on. That would follow the format and font that you have. That would be a faster process.
Common Uses of Paint
Paint is a very simple program used for drawing and editing simple images. It’s not like Photoshop but it can be very handy for painters.
You can use it for resizing the images that you are working on. There’s a button for that function and you can use it for changing the size of the image that you have. You can also copy sections of images and then post it until you have got the section that you need. You can also rotate the image in any direction and other simple functions.
Again this is not Photoshop and you can’t do amazing magazine layouts on it, but for quick and simple tasks it should be enough.