The default text editor that comes with Microsoft Windows is a pretty decent one and if it doesn’t meet your requirements then you still can try the built in ‘Wordpad’ as well.
But for a change, if you’re looking for another free text editor that’s extremely simple yet quite effective (thanks to the excellent UI design), then TicnoNotepad is a tool that’s worth trying.
But remember, this is not a word processing program and only suits for simple text creation & editing purposes only but can come in handy while managing text or taking notes nonetheless. Not only that, because of its elegant UI I think it can be used as a distraction-free writing application as well (somewhat).
*. A beautiful looking UI and colors (highly relative :D) and as said, simplicity is its main feature.
*. Change Font Size/Type/Bold/Italic, etc.
*. Search for text.
*. Create new text files or add a “project” file for keep then in categories.
*. Enable/Disable side bar.
*. Text aligning.
*. Right click is not functional, so you’d have to use “Ctrl + “C” or “V” for copy and pasting other text entries into it.
It saves all of its files in a database of its own thus you won’t see any individual text files scattered here and there which makes accessing them quite easy. But remember, this is just a simple program thus is not a powerful word processor of any kind.
Although in the downloading page they say it’s a free trial but it seems like a freeware. If interested you can give it a try by going to this TicnoNotepad home page. Good luck.