I get it. The Kindle and its ability to shop for and instantly buy books anywhere using wifi or Whispernet are incredibly convenient, and it’s what’s made Amazon’s hardware the obvious choice for consuming ebooks. But supporting awful companies like Amazon is getting harder and harder if you were born with a conscience, and right about now, an open source ebook reader, free of corporate restrictions, sounds like the perfect Kindle alternative.
I'm not too proud to admit I use WordPad regularly.
I generally load it up at briefings where I don't have internet access and it's the quickest and easiest thing to take notes on. I'm too cheap to have Office 365 subscription on my own laptop, and often I'm using a review loaner, anyway.
I'm willing to bet I'm not the only one who still rocks WordPad. If that's you, I have some news. It's testing ads on our sweet, plain boy.