Microsoft Edge gets price comparison tool and other new features

Microsoft is introducing various new features to its flagship Edge browser.

First, there is a new price comparison tool – just in time for the holiday season!

Flexibility is at the core of its design as it works across a wide range of retailers.

This feature is also quite well suited for making a shopping list.

It is then possible to run a large-scale price comparison tool that populates the list with prices upon the click of a button.

In Edge, this is referred to as a Collection.

At launch, the new price comparison tool will only work with US retailers.

In the future, Microsoft has promised to expand upon its functionality to make it more proactive and even support coupons.

Next, we have the new screenshot tool, which is another big update that Edge is getting this month.

Although there are numerous ways to capture the screen, this one is different because it allows you to capture an entire webpage on demand and even scroll while outlining the specific section to capture.

This tool is getting inking capabilities in the future.

As part of the other updates, Edge is getting customisable tab pages that you can populate with your own photos.

Furthermore, the PDF viewer has received an upgrade in the form of table-of-contents support – this is bound to help you save on scrolling time.

Pinterest users will be delighted to learn that any images, webpages, or text from Collections can now be exported into Pinterest boards directly.

In addition, you will be able to export to Word, Excel and OneNote.

Email is not on the list, however.

According to Divya Kumar, head of product management for content, search, and browser services at Microsoft, this would be more challenging as it requires different formatting tricks – however, it is on the long list of things they want to do.

The long-awaited cross-device syncing feature has, unfortunately, not arrived yet.