I am something of a purist when it comes to Windows 10. I adhere to a clear principle: I won’t use a third-party tool for something that Windows is completely capable of doing (and designed to do) by itself. I do not use any gadgets or Start replacements, I detest all snake-oil tweakers, cleaners and optimizers, and I search using Cortana and File Explorer instead of this or that search tool.
As with all aspects of life, this principle of mine naturally comes with a few important exceptions. I use Macrium Reflect to back up instead of the soon-to-be deprecated Windows native imaging. I use an excellent Microsoft Store app named CodeWriter to write and edit code and scripts. I use the Clover shell on File Explorer to get a tabbed Explorer implementation with a friendly and usable bookmarks bar. I use the Open Source project tool DriverStore Explorer to prune the Windows DriverStore of duplicate and obsolete drivers. And finally, the newest addition to this collection of third-party apps I allow myself to use is EdgeManage by Emmet Gray (http://www.emmet-gray.com/Articles/EdgeManage.html).
Edge is my primary and favorite Windows browser. I’ve used it as such since the first preview builds of Windows 10 emerged near the end of 2014. I’ve grown to like it, and I think it’s getting better build by build. However, there’s something Edge still does not do very well: managing favorites. Here, Emmet Gray’s small free EdgeManage utility comes to the rescue with style and panache. Using EdgeManage you can quickly and easily sort your favorites and bookmarks. You can also create folder structures to organize those favorites, and edit and rename folders and favorites as you see fit.
If you are an Edge fan like me, I wholeheartedly recommend EdgeManage.
By the way, if you are a coder, I want to recommend another excellent free tool I use and mentioned earlier: CodeWriter. But, that’s a topic for another post. In the meantime, if you want to test it you can get it from the Microsoft Store.
Author: Kari Finn
A former Windows Insider MVP, Kari started in computing in the mid 80’s writing code for VAX / VMS systems. Since then, he’s worked in a variety of IT positions. He specializes in Windows image capture, customization, repair and deployment as well as Hyper-V virtualization. Kari is a proud Team Member at number #1 Windows site TenForums.com.