If you think the manual saving feature on your Microsoft Word or Notepad is too much of a trouble, perhaps automatic saving feature could better satisfy your working needs. Automatic saving can help at least to save some of your works in case your computer suddenly shut down. However, there are not such feature on the workspace you are working on currently.
Try AutoSaver, you can easily save the file on which you are working after an interval of time that you can set automatically. It is a free portable tool that support the almost all the program that supports the CTRL + S key.
To use it, run the tool then click on the floppy icon in the system tray and then choose ‘Save Interval’ from the list. You can also select ‘Run’ When Windows Starts if you wish the tool to run automatically every time your Windows starts. Don’t worry, just hide the tool by clicking on the hide button, the tool will auto-save your work every time for the interval of time you have set. Sit back and relax while doing your work.