Getting access to some of Microsoft Edge’s most popular online tools should be easier than ever, thanks to a new update.
The company revealed that it is working on an update to its browser that will give users quick access to their favorite tools right from the sidebar of Microsoft Edge.
The upgrade means you will no longer be looking for calculators, internet speed test and unit converter when you need it most.
The entry for the update in Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab) doesn’t contain much information about how the update will work, or even what it will be like, so we’ll have to stay tuned for more details soon.
However, Microsoft has set a goal of general availability by August 2022, so we may not have long to wait. The company says the update will initially only be available to web users, so we expect a mobile version to be available soon as well.
The release will be the latest in a long series of updates to Edge as Microsoft looks to ensure the browser remains useful to users around the world.
This includes a recent addition that will allow users to pause all extensions from running on specific websites with a single click, giving them greater control over extensions running on risky or sensitive websites.
Microsoft recently introduced redesigned context menus that appear when a user right-clicks somewhere in a window, following user complaints that it was too big when it appears and is filled with a huge list of options that aren’t. particularly useful.
Recent figures from Statcounter have shown that Microsoft Edge has lost or not gained market share in four of the last six months.
It put Edge at a 4.05% market share (on desktop and mobile platforms), which equates to around 200 million users – far below Google Chrome (64.34%) and Apple’s Safari. (19.16%), but ahead of Firefox (3.41%).