Meet Project Spartan


Welcome to the newest way to surf the web. Check out the new Project Spartan tile on the Start menu and taskbar. Or, just enter “Project Spartan” in the search box.

Screenshot of browser logo tile

Search faster in the address bar

No need to go to a website to search for pictures of adorable penguins. Stay put and save time by entering your search in the handy address bar. You’ll get search suggestions, results from the web, your browsing history, and favorites right on the spot.

Screenshot of search results in address bar

Hub: all your stuff in one place

Think of the Hub as the place where Project Spartan keeps the things you collect on the web. Select Hub Image of Hub icon to view your favorites, reading list, browsing history, and current downloads.

Screenshot of the desktop Hub

Write on the web

Project Spartan is the only browser that lets you take notes, write, doodle, and highlight directly on webpages. Add a few secret ingredients to a recipe right on the screen to share with your fellow amateur chefs, collaborate on a new project with your coworkers, or have fun with your kids—the web is your palette. Make a Web Note Image of Web Note icon to start adding to the page you’re on.

Screenshot of notes and highlighted sentences on a webpage

Use the Pen Image of Pen icon to write with your touchscreen or mouse, Highlight Image of Highlight icon, or Type Image of Typed note icon a note.

Take your reading with you

Reading list gives you a place to save articles or other content you want to read later, whether for your commute home on the train or a lazy Saturday morning. Just select Image of Add to Reading list icon, Reading list, and then Add. When you’re ready to read, go to the Hub Image of Hub icon, and select Reading list Image of Reading list icon.

Screenshot of reading list

Read with fewer distractions

For a clean and simple layout, select Image of Reading view icon in the address bar to turn on reading view. This’ll bring whatever you’re reading front-and-center. You can even change the reading view style and font size to suit your mood—select Image of More actions icon, followed by Settings.

Screenshot of reading view styles

Dynamic duo: Cortana and Project Spartan

Like cats and videos, some things are just better together. Only Project Spartan has your chatty personal assistant, Cortana, right in the address bar. She’s there to help you do things faster and easier—like make reservations and get at-a-glance directions to the perfect dinner spot.

Screenshot of restaurant info from Cortana in the browser window

Get answers from Cortana

When you stumble across a topic on the web you’d like to know more about, Cortana is your ready and able, all-knowing guru. Highlight the word or phrase of interest, press and hold (or right-click) it, and then Ask Cortana —she’ll tell you all about it.

Screenshot of Ask Cortana results in the browser window

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