In addition to the well known free toolbars from Google and Yahoo!, here are some other cool toolbars that can help you increase productivity and have fun. Take a note of the Alexa toolbar that provides several neat information for the web developer.
Different toolbars have different things to offer. The free Google toolbar for example has pop-up blockers and the famous Google Page Rank feature with which you can know the rank of web sites that you visit. The search engine free toolbars (like Google, MSN, Yahoo! etc.) have a query field, which provides a quick way to search using that engine directly from the free toolbar.
Get directions, gas prices and access maps with the MapQuest toolbar. Available for Windows and Macs.
Download MapQuest Toolbar
With the Parental Control Bar, adult sites can easily be blocked to get a cleaner and safer environment for children. The toolbar runs in two modes – Child and Parent – and enables you to create a parental password.
Download ParentalControl Bar
With a free pop-up blocker, the Alexa toolbar essentially provides information regarding a web site such as its Alexa rank, related links, search analytics, Wayback (how the site looked in the past) etc.
Download Alexa toolbar
This cool toolbar can help you search using Google, Yahoo!, Ask, MSN etc. Available for two of the most popular web browsers, Internet Explorer and Firefox, the Groowe Search Toolbar is customized for each search engine in the list.
Download Groowe Search Toolbar
The Zynga FarmVille toolbar provides a one-click access to your farm. It also informs you when the harvest time approaches. Exclusive fuel bonuses are available to the Game Bar users.
Download FarmVille toolbar
Query the web with the Dogpile metasearch engine technology. It also shows the latest headlines from ABC News and Fox News and any other RSS feed that you’ve subscribed.
Download Dogpile toolbar
With the Toolbar Designer, you can create your own Internet Explorer toolbar in a few minutes. This free Windows program is very simple to use enabling you to include your own images, search boxes and much more.
Download Toolbar Designer
The Comcast toolbar is available for both Windows and Macintosh machines and has web search powered by Google. It also protects your computer with an anti-spyware scanner and anti-phishing shield. Get one-click access to news, weather, music and yes, your email.
Download Comcast.net Toolbar
alot offers tons of cool web browser toolbars including free music, news, recipes, gossip, viral videos etc.
Download Alot Toolbar
Over 20 different toolbars to choose from including a general toolbar. Get access to your favorite music, movies, videos, news, weather, recipes and much more.
Download Inbox Toolbar
The YouTube Downloader is a free tool with which you can download and save YouTube videos either individually or in the batch mode. The toolbar has the ability to resume downloads.
Download YouTube Downloader
This is a Firefox add-on (extension) which is a must have for Amazon shoppers. The toolbar lets you search Amazon with ease and provides quick access to My Cart and My Account.
Download Amazon Toolbar
This toolbar gives useful information about the displayed web site such as location, ranking, competitive web sites, owner information, reviews etc.
The Merriam-Webster Online toolbar is available for both Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers. You can look up words instantly from any web site – a great tool for the word lover.
Download Merriam-Webster Online Toolbar
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