Microsoft Edge wins price comparison and improves screenshot | Applications and Software

If the Edge based on Chromium will be able to occupy a prominent position in the market, we do not know, but Microsoft has been striving for that. This week, the company revealed a few more features for the browser. Among them is a function of price comparison is screen capture tool able to take “photographs” of an entire web page quickly.

Screen capture on Edge (original image: Microsoft)

Screen capture on Edge (original image: Microsoft)

You may remember that Microsoft Edge has a function called Collections. There, you can save images, texts or links, for example. The price comparator integrates with this feature. If you create a collection of products you want to buy, you can compare the price of each item added in a series of retailers, just by clicking on the corresponding button for that.

It is a quick and practical way to search for prices. But there are two problems: the number of stores included in the resource is still small; for now, price comparison only works in the United States. Fortunately, Microsoft has signaled that it intends to expand the feature, including the insertion of coupons, although there is no deadline for that.

Apparently, the company is determined to make the Collections function one of Edge’s main attractions. In addition to the price comparison, the feature has gained integration with Pinterest and can now export collections to OneNote, Word and Excel.

Edge price comparison (animation: Microsoft)

Edge price comparison (animation: Microsoft)

The new screen capture tool also deserves mention. It is capable of automatically scrolling to allow you to capture an entire page or a large snippet in one shot. In the relatively near future, the tool will support capturing multiple pages at the same time and will allow “scribbles” on the images.

Other new features in Microsoft Edge include improved support for PDFs (this feature now supports table of contents, allowing you to navigate between topics more easily) and a feature called Meet Now that streamlines the creation of video calls.

With information: TechCrunch.

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