Last month, we announced the first preview builds of the next
version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10. Today, we are pleased to
announce the availability of the Microsoft Edge Canary channel for
macOS. You can now install preview builds from the Microsoft Edge
Insider site for your macOS or Windows 10 PC, with more
Windows version support coming soon.
I’m trying to think how long it’s been since I’ve had a Microsoft web browser running on my Mac. Apple released Safari in 2003, but I was still running classic MacOS on my Power Mac 9600 until 2004 or 2005 I think. So maybe 15 years?
Building a “Mac-like” user experience for Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge for macOS will offer the same new browsing
experience that we’re previewing on Windows, with user experience
optimizations to make it feel at home on a Mac. We are tailoring
the overall look and feel to match what macOS users expect from
apps on this platform.
I’m glad they put quotes around “Mac-like” because this is not very Mac-like. It looks and feels a lot like Google Chrome, which makes sense, because it’s a fork from Chromium. But even Chrome uses the Mac’s standard contextual menus (what you see when you right-click) — Edge even fakes those.
The whole thing does feel very fast.
★ Monday, 20 May 2019