Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge 86.0

Free
Browse the web and enjoy more privacy, more productivity and more speed.
4.3  (89 votes)
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Microsoft Edge is an Internet browser that replaces the old Internet Explorer, which will no longer be maintained after 2021. The new Microsoft browser is based on the evolution of Chromium, but it integrates a new engine, despite keeping a familiar look.

Once you've completed the installation process, you're welcomed by an intriguing interface, with a fresh look, that includes lots of customization options, neatly crafted menus and buttons, and a high responsivity.

When it comes to its embedded features, Microsoft Edge has a wide variety of functions. With the aid of a powerful set of learning and accessibility tools and with a new feature, called Collections, the users are guaranteed a much smarter and faster web-browsing.

Also, even if you're online, you can hide your browsing history and searches in order to have greater control over your data.

Moreover, Microsoft Defender Smart Screen protects the users' online activity from phishing schemes, malicious software, or various security issues.

All things considered, Microsoft Edge is a comprehensive browsing app that includes numerous features. Maybe it wasn't the best decision to set Bing as the default search engine, and the Help option could've been more accessible. Despite all that, this is a step forward for Microsoft and you should definitely give this new browser a try.

John Saunders
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Review summary

Pros

  • Integrates Collections feature
  • Has a Defender Smart Screen feature
  • Includes a private mode

Cons

  • Comes with Bing default engine
  • The Help option could've been more accessible