Google Toolbar review: Google Toolbar

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.3
  • Setup and interface: 8.0
  • Features: 8.0
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The Good Easy installation; good customization options; offers many specific types of searches; auto form filler with password protection; posts entries on your blog; translates Web pages into English; gets info on the Web page you're visiting; best overall search results.

The Bad No specific weather search; voting buttons don't serve any apparent function; spotty up-one-level feature.

The Bottom Line Google's toolbar goes above and beyond its competitors, offering a wide range of specific searches, stellar search results, and a slew of extras, including an automatic form filler.

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Boasting a blogging tool, an auto form filler that securely stores your credit card numbers, a spelling checker for any word typed into a Web form, a language translator to translate any English word into other languages, and even the ability to map any address you find on the Web, the Google Toolbar is a worthy browsing companion. Complete with a broad range of specific types of searches and excellent search results, Google's toolbar would win our highest praises were it not for Yahoo Toolbar's best-of-show pop-up blocker, portable bookmarks, and superb customization options.

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Google Toolbar

Part Number: GOOGLETOOLBAR Released: Jul 30, 2004

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  • Release date Jul 30, 2004