On Microsoft Edge (Chromium), Collections is a new feature designed to help you to easily collect text, images, videos, and other content into a note page.
When using Collections, a new flyout will appear from the right side, where you can drag and drop content from the web. It’ll format the content correctly, and it’ll even add footnote with link references of the sources that you used.
Microsoft is targeting Collections as a general-purpose tool that you can use for anything. If you shop online, the feature will help you collect and compare products. If you’re a teacher or student, Collections can help you organize your web research and create your lesson plans. Or if you’re an event or trip organizer, it’ll help to group all the info you need as well as ideas to plan your event or trip.
Collections for Chromium Edge still under development, but you can enable it manually to give it a try in the latest Canary version of the browser.
How to enable Collections in Chromium Edge
Use these steps to enable Microsoft Edge Collections:
Open Microsoft Edge (Canary).
Type the following path in the address bar:
Use the drop-down menu on the right and select the Enabled option.
Click the Relaunch Now button.
Once you complete the steps, Collections will enable next to address bar, and it’ll be ready to start collection links, images, and more at your fingertips.
How to use Collections in Chromium Edge
Use these steps to start collecting information with Microsoft Edge:
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click the Collections button next to the address bar.
Click the Start new collection button.
Type a name for collection and press Enter.
Start visiting websites that you want to collect and click the Add current page button. (As you visit new websites, the add button will shift to the top of the list.)
Click the Note button to add notes about the current collection.
If you like an image or link, drag and drop it to add it to your list.
After you complete the steps, you can click the share button to export everything to an Excel spreadsheet.
If the items on the list isn’t the order that you like, you rearrange them with the mouse. You can select each item and copy to the clipboard, export, or delete.
You can also add content from a webpage from the context menu. Select the image, text, or hyperlink, right-click it, and select the Add to Collections option. You can choose an existing collection to add to or start a new one.