Here’s how you can make the most out of the new Microsoft Edge sidebar

Kevin Okemwa

Do you use Microsoft Edge’s sidebar? The tool was introduced earlier this year with the aim of allowing users to search the internet from a web app without having to navigate to another page. It has since evolved, receiving a ton of updates as well as features designed to enhance the user experience, as is the case with the recent update on the Microsoft Edge 104 Stable Channel which unpacked a couple of new features to the sidebar.

If you haven’t used Microsoft Edge’s sidebar before, here are a couple of ways highlighting how it can assist you to make the most of your time online. Let’s dive in!

First up, having the sidebar set up allows you to conveniently access all your productivity apps directly from your browser rather than having to navigate between apps. It allows you to access all your important files from one access point. What’s more, you will get to see your most recent files and even filter them depending on the platform you want to use.

Up next, is Outlook’s integration which lets users check for messages as well as their calendar right from the sidebar as compared to when you had to leave the browser and navigate between apps. Aside from that, there’s also the Discover feature which enhances the user’s browsing experience by providing them with curated information based on their browser search history. The Discover feature provides you with all relevant information that you might require all under one location. This is quite similar to the Personalize your Edge bar feed, which lets you manage your interest and control what appears on your feed. Also, be sure to check out our expert guide to learn how to personalize your Edge Bar.

The gamers have not been left behind, with the recently introduced Game feature they can easily access a bunch of free casual and arcade games right from the Games menu in the sidebar. And finally, it also comes with a tools feature that will help users make calculations and conversions without having to navigate from the browser.