What are the best extensions for Edge, how you can download, install and manage on the Microsoft Windows 10 browser
One of the most important news of the August update for Windows 10 is the overall improvement of the Edge browser which, in addition to having a greater number of options to control it, has also obtained support for extensions.
Incredible that Microsoft, after so many years, has finally added extensions to one of its browsers but it arrived late compared to browsers like Chrome and Firefox.
However, support for extensions is welcome news, especially for users dissatisfied with Chrome and Firefox, who would like to take advantage of the speed of the Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10.
The extensions in Microsoft Edge are similar in terms of functionality to extensions for Google Chrome.
In this guide we see how to add and manage Microsoft Edge extensions and also what are the best extensions for Edge (for now very few).
The extensions for Edge can be downloaded and installed from the Windows 10 Store.
To access the new section you have to open Edge, press on the three dots in the upper right corner and then click on Extensions.
This column will list the extensions added and also the link “Get extensions from the Store” that when clicked opens the Microsoft Store.
On the Microsoft Store you can then search for Edge to find available extensions that you can install.
Unfortunately, at the moment, they are few, fairly classic and not collected in a separate app section that would make their search much easier.
However, for each extension there is a description card and images that explain what it does. The best extensions for Edge that are currently available and worth adding are:
1) Microsoft Translator, the most useful, to have an instant language translator at your fingertips.
After installation, you can select a portion of text or a word and click the right mouse button to find the translator option.
2) Amazon Assistant, to have the offers of the day and, above all, to compare the prices of products sold by Amazon.
3) Office Online, which adds a toolbar to access Office Online, to manage saved documents and quickly create new documents directly from Edge.
4) LastPass to manage passwords and keep them synchronized.
5) Evernote Web Clipper, a tool to save links and notes that are synchronized to the Evernote account.
6) Onenote Web Clipper, similar to the extension for Evernote, for those who use Onenote.
7) Save to Pocket, to save links on the Pocket account.
8) Page Analyzer, for those who develop websites, to get details on the construction of a web page
9) Mouse movements serves to add gestures with the mouse to perform operations more quickly.
10) Tempermonkey, the historical extension for Chrome and Firefox that allows users to install greasemonkey userscript to customize the appearance of websites.
The AdBlock extensions, which I invite not to install or at least to put teknologya.com and other favorite sites in the exceptions.
To install the extensions, from the relevant page of the store, just press the blue key in the center with the words “Gratis“.
Once the extension is installed, open the Edge and authorize the new extension.
Then go to the main menu in the Extensions section to see them listed in a column.
By clicking on one of these installed extensions you can see the details tab and access the configuration and customization options.
In the options of some extensions there is the possibility to add the relative button in the toolbar, so you can access the extension’s functions quickly, as happens in Chrome and Firefox.
The same option also appears by right-clicking on the name of the extension in the Edge menu column.
From the management menu of each extension, you can also deactivate or remove it.