01-18-2020 01:46 AM
01-18-2020 01:46 AM
Sure, I could be wrong, but, I, really, do feel we are going to see Inking (aka Add notes) in the browser (itself) very soon; at least, by the next Update, is my hunch. I think it IS coming. Let's hope I'm right :crossed_fingers:
01-18-2020 02:00 AM
Well it's been on the list for only 10 weeks
there are items that have been on the list for 20 weeks too
Inking on Web Pages - Discussion
I think first they will have to wrap that topic up before going ahead and implement it.
I think they will have to complete the PDF inking features, i.e add the sticky notes to the PDFs, just like in Edge classic/
01-18-2020 06:38 AM - edited 01-18-2020 06:42 AM
@Drew1903 "Sure, I could be wrong, but, I, really, do feel we are going to see Inking (aka Add notes) in the browser (itself) very soon; at least, by the next Update, is my hunch."
If by "the next Update", you mean the updated version of Stable to be released in February, I wouldn't bet the farm.
The current Beta (Version 80.0.361.33 (Official build) beta (64-bit)) was released January 15, and is most likely the February Stable update release, or close to. I am sure that we will see bug fixes, but I don't think that there will be any significant features (Inking, for example) added to the current Beta before the February release.
01-18-2020 01:12 PM
01-19-2020 07:33 AM - edited 01-19-2020 10:45 AM
@Drew1903 "Well, Tom, we'll see. But, regardless of the time-frame, I do believe it is coming."
I think so, too. The several discussion threads on this topic shows support for Inking and the issue is on the "Top Feedback" list, so I'm fairly confident that Microsoft will implement it in due course.
As to when, I have no idea. Stable updates are on a rough six-week schedule**. The February Stable update is now more or less in place (reference January 15 Beta), and Inking development needs to go through Canary and Dev builds*** before getting to a Beta.
So the question is whether Inking will make it into the late-February Beta or whether Inking will wait until a subsequent Beta. I have no thoughts about that, but when Inking gets into a Beta, then we will both know that we are about 6 weeks out from implementation in Stable.
** See "Upgrading to the new Microsoft Edge" (January 15, 2020): "Once you’ve installed Microsoft Edge, it will update independently on a roughly six-week cadence."
*** Has Inking made it into either Canary or Dev at this point? I don't use either, so I don't know, but if Inking is in active development in the Canary and/or Dev channels at this point, then it is more likely that Inking will be in the February Beta than if it is not in current development in those channels.
01-19-2020 11:47 PM