Microsoft Edge browser is the only browser available till date that allows you to annotate a web page right on the screen and then save your markings as notes or send it to other users. It lets you take notes, write, highlight directly on web pages or scribble on the web. For instance, you could highlight or circle the text of paragraph that summarizes the whole passage and then send the page with the markup to your friends. The browser comes with a handy clipping tool, the ability to highlight texts on a page and add comments!
Make a Web Note in Edge browser
To use the Web Notes feature, launch Edge browser and open a web page of your choice. Click the ‘Make a Web Note’ button.
On doing so, a purple bar will open. This is the Note compose mode and all the tools will be displayed right below the title bar. The tools displayed on the far left are displayed in the following chronological order.
- Option to use a pen on the page
- Option to annotate the page
- Option to highlight the texts on the page.
- Option to erase an annotation or highlight
- Option to add a typed comment
- Clip a part of the page.
It’s particularly noteworthy to mention here that whenever you enter a comment in the box, all the comments are assigned a number. This is possible so long the comment tool is active. If required you can also swap the position of the comments.
Moreover, you can pick a color of your choice and the shape of the highlight (circle, rectangle) and annotate tools by clicking the respective tool in the menu displayed. When done, you can simply keep added annotations on a web page organized by folder.
The options available on the opposite side, ie. the right side, allow you to save the page with the changes made, share it with other or simply exit the compose mode.
Once done, you can share the web note to OneNote or send it to someone using the mail app.
To exit the Note compose mode, simply click on Exit.
It may take some time getting used to it, but once you do, you are sure to find this feature very useful! See this post if you receive a Web Notes aren’t available message.
More Edge browser tips and tricks here.