Alongside all the productivity features, gaming features and the start menu coming back, another feature that you can expect is an all-new web browser by the name of Edge.
When you upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft Edge will be chosen as your default browser. If you have Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome then your default will be switched to Edge.
One of the rather interesting features is the ability to annotate pages. You can draw on the pages by clicking on the square with a pencil on it as shown above.
Once you do you will have the ability to draw circles or write by hand or type some text on the web pages that you are browsing. When you are finished click on the save button at the top-right hand corner and you can then add that to your notes in OneNote so that you can email that to your friend.
Alternatively, you can click on the “share” button (the circular button to the right of the save icon) and then email the annotations that you made.
Another thing that you should note about Edge is the infinitely scrolling newsfeed that you see whenever you launch it. You will see some of the top stories from reputable sources. You can then of course click on a story to read it.
I’ve had about two days of using Edge as my browser of choice. For me, right now it is not close enough to ready for me to use it. I rely on extensions such as Lastpass (a password manager) and there is no support in Edge at the time of publishing this article. Until then I am going to continue using Mozilla Firefox as my default web browser of choice.
For what it’s worth, Microsoft Edge is definitely better than Internet Explorer. Edge is quicker to launch than Internet Explorer and it also is able to load websites quicker than Internet Explorer.
Again, when most people upgrade Edge is going to become the default browser without them having to care about it. As such I will not be surprised if we see reports saying that Microsoft Edge has quickly become the browser with a lot of market share.
Whilst I have not covered everything, I will have a full review of Windows 10 (including Microsoft Edge) very soon. I have been using Windows 10 since the 29th of July 2015 (the day it was released) and I am almost ready to give you my thoughts.
Have you used Microsoft Edge? What are your thoughts of Microsoft’s new web browser?