I have written something about FluentNotepad with its Ribbon Interface. It looks good, but it is not very useful. Windows Bend is the same, I am afraid. It looks good, hasn’t crashed on me yet, works with the Windows .Net Framework 4, but it is still the old Notepad with a few more features.
Hmmmm….. And it was difficult to find too.
If you try to Google Windows Bend, you’d find quite a number of pages describing it. Below are a few pages:
- Bend Replaces Windows Text Editor
- Bend the New Text Editor from Microsoft
- Bend is Stylish but Simple Text Editor
- Microsoft Bend: Not Your Typical Text Editor
- Bend … The Text Editor That Vanished
The last article above gives a download link to Bend.
You know, Bend may look better than FluentNotepad, but it does not have the word count feature that the latter has.