Microsoft’s web browser has just been updated to version 81 and brings some notable new features, such as the arrival of the Collections.
Since moving to Chromium, Microsoft Edge has managed to win against Firefox in a few months. Faster and more efficient, Microsoft’s browser now has nothing to envy the competition.
Microsoft is also following Chromium updates to integrate new features in Edge and in turn offer new versions of its browser.
As a result, like Google with Chrome, Microsoft Edge will skip version 82 and go to version 83 directly in the next update.
Collections to classify web pages by theme
The main innovation of Edge 81 is the arrival of the Collections. Operating on the same principle as Favorites, Collections allow you to keep extracts from the web pages you are viewing, as well as photos, in thematic groups, a bit like Pinterest.
For each page added to a collection, the user can add notes, send them directly to Word and Excel documents, or open them all at once. If the function is not used, its button can be hidden from the toolbar.
Edge 81 is now compatible with the Application Guard extension, which opens potentially dangerous pages in a container, including an Edge window isolated from the rest of the operating system.
For the rest, Edge now supports Dolby Vision content, launches a tool capable of detecting and removing duplicates in favorites, now makes it possible to annotate PDF files opened in the browser and authorizes the activation of the reader mode. using the F9 key on the keyboard, which acts as a shortcut.