Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Free
3.6 
3

fair

7.1
This program received 2 awards
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Video tutorial and screenshots

  • About Window
  • Settings Window
  • Main Window
  • Main window
  • ToolBar
  • Search Box
  • Highlight Terms
  • Google Toolbar

Editorial review

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Ashley Griggs Senior editor

This review applies to version 7.4. The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our informers.

Toolbars are mostly known for their space and time saving purpose, whether they're integrated into a text editing application with necessary tools or within a browser giving you easy access to the websites you like.
The second case goes for Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, a handy built-in utility that might come in handy for users who work with Google search on a daily basis.

I installed the application and, personally, got very disappointed by the fact that it's only available for Internet Explorer, a browser I never get to use. Hopefully, Google will develop a version for other popular browsers like Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

The difference between a simple search on Google website and one using this toolbar is that you can customize your search to get exactly the results you need. This aspect definitely is the main reason why I would give a plus to the application and take advantage of its powerful search function.

As for the rest, Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer brings you configurations and utilities that can be found in other similar toolbars, like buttons customization, pop-up blocker, bookmark option, etc. To conclude, if you're looking for a more accurate Google search, this toolbar could prove to be a smart solution.

Pros

  • Easy-to-use.
  • Fully-customizable interface.
  • Powerful search engine.
  • Autofill option.
  • Available in many languages.

Cons

  • Available only for Internet Explorer.

What's new in version 6.1

This new version presents features that imporve its performance like customs buttons with gadget support so you can add your favorites to your toolbar, new tab page to make it easy for you to access a new page, quick search box to navigate your web search faster, synchronized toolbar setting to access your information from any computer and an improved autofill that allows you to have several profiles information.
 

Publisher's description

Google Toolbar is faster, sleeker and more personalized than ever before.
See search results as you type with Google Instant.
Translate web pages instantly with automatic language detection.
Share with just the right people and keep up with Google+ notifications.

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