What was once only known as "Project Spartan" now has an official, permanent name - Microsoft Edge. Microsoft released their new web browser's official name at Microsoft Build 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Windows Edge has a clean, sleek new look rich with exciting new features that includes Chrome and Firefox extensions, Cortana integration, new tab designs, a built-in reading list, and digital ink annotation (I personally find this to be quite an exciting and useful feature). However, is this new web browser all the hype Microsoft makes it to be?
A hands on review written by Michelle Fitzsimmons on Techradar.pro discusses the "inking" and Cortana features, stating that the new web browser is still in the process of sharpening up and does not seem like it will become the new default browsers for current Chrome users. The "inking" feature doesn't seem to be as simple to use, especially if you are trying to use a mouse to write, and currently lacks robust sharing options such as integration with social networking sites. Another negative mentioned in the article is the lack of integration with email. One would think that this would be a no-brainer considering that the whole note taking feature would be quite useful for sharing ideas and information with others. And, as if these weren't enough negatives, there's more......it seems that when you open the inking feature or hit exit to wipe the page clean, it reloads the webpage you are viewing creating a lag, along with some other frustrating issues that you can read more about in the article on Techradar.pro.
Despite early reviews, you decide whether Edge will have just what you need to be your browser of choice by getting your own first look at the Build 2015 reveal.