Web notes is one of the selling point in Microsoft Edge that lets you take notes on a web page, save it, and share it. It also comes with a nice handy clipping tool that copies a portion of the web page in the clipboard.
Let’s take quick look how it works.
When you are on a page that you would like take some notes, click the “Make a web note” icon on the tool bar.
A set of tools show up just below the title bar, indicating that you are now in the Note taking mode. There are total 5 tools available at the left side for notes taking
And 3 options at the right side for saving, sharing, and exiting the note taking mode.
You can change Pen and Highlighter’s color and size by selecting the icon and click one more time.
Eraser can clear out single notes individually. Or, you can clean all notes by one click.
You can also write notes anywhere on the web page and you can move them around afterwards too. To drag a note to a new location, simply drag the note number to a desired new place.
When it’s time to save the notes you took on the web page, click the Save button. You will have a few options to save to, either OneNote if you have it installed, or Favorites, or Reading list.
If you want to share your note, click Share button which fires up windows built-in Share function with available apps for sharing.
If you have more social network apps installed such as Twitter or Facebook, you will see them on the list as well.
Notes taking is a feature that sets Microsoft Edge different from others. Even though other browsers can accomplish the same through extensions or plugins, the user experience is never the same comparing to a tightly integrated feature built right in the browser.
If you are using Edge, especially on a touch screen with a pen, you will definitely love the native notes taking experience.