Microsoft Edge is getting its own Personal Shopping Assistant
Microsoft plans to release its Personal Shopping Assistant extension for its Edge browser soon for Windows 10 PCs, after previously launching it for Chrome and Opera. The extension, developed by the Microsoft Garage division, is designed to help web users with their online shopping.
The Microsoft Store listing for the Personal Shopping Assistant extension (opens in new tab) (via WalkingCat) is already live, although it doesn't look like its available to download just yet. When Microsoft does launch the extenson, it should work just like its Chrome and Opera versions. Here's a list of its features:
- Automatically remember all your browsed products
- Save products to favorites and get price change notifications
- Compare products across sellers and make smart choices
- Shop and save products from 1000s of shopping sites around the world
- Login with your Facebook, Microsoft or Google account and take your assistant shopping with you on all your devices
- Share your products with others via email
- Email a link to access the assistant on your phone
- Give feedback from within the assistant using the feedback button
- Learn more about Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant (opens in new tab)
- Download Personal Shopping Assistant (when available) from the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab)
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- Middle-click on navigation buttons and home to make a new tab of it (basic feature that other browsers have it for eons).
- Tab and Session syncing that even IE had. Seriously, this is one big obvious missing feature...or maybe for them its not obvious or because "we" don't care?
- Mute function for each Tab and button for it.
- Manual Full screen function that web browsers have since forever. Yes, not so important feature but still necessary when a user choose to browse full-screen and also used for Kiosk type PC.
- In relation to Full screen but something more, "Immersive Mode" like from Metro IE for touch is still missing (especially for tablet use, but also nice to have for desktop mode to have minimal UI).
- Jumplist....when this will be back?
- Better History and Favorites management
- Consistent New Tab/Start Tab page when dark theme is in use. Idk why this stayed light which is odd. The design aesthetic is odd to leave it light even its intentional.
- Quick menu to change Search Engine within the Addressbar like from IE.
- Progress bar on Addressbar or Tab. Edge for W10M have this but not on desktop/tablet/Continuum. Extra feature that IMO is better to have it now:
- Pop-out floating mini window for videos and media (Also this should be a new feature for UWP for any apps who wants to use it like Skype, which will benefit from smartphones to desktop)
- An easy Direct Quick-search to any website from Chrome using Tab key.
So we will get extensions on edge for mobile?