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AOL Toolbar provides a quick hop to your favorite sections of America Online.
Although installation was smooth, it was lengthier than we expected. The toolbar includes a Google-powered search field that gives a more expedient way to search AOL. Convenient button links get you to your mail, AIM, the news, weather, radio, and more. The pop-up blocker is an appreciated inclusion, and the quick links to instantly clear your history, cookies, and caches are providential.
You're in the driver's seat as far as featured buttons go. You'll choose the buttons that will appear on the bar, and there's a link to a page with additional buttons to get around the site. While nonsubscribers can use this free add-on for news and the like, the mail and AIM features are exclusively useful to AOL users. Since the toolbar's focus is to have all roads lead to aol.com, AOL Toolbar can be beneficial to anyone who likes what AOL has to offer.
Free AOL Toolbar lets you enjoy your favorite content and services wherever you are on the Web. Get AOL Search with Google and get quick access to AOL, AIM e-mail or any email inbox with a count of waiting messages. Personalize your toolbar by adding buttons and organizing them however you like. Create your own buttons to your favorite web sites with our simple click, drag & drop feature from the address bar icon to your toolbar in seconds. Sign into AOL and AIM websites directly from your Toolbar, block pop ups and more.
Version 5 allows you to preview AOL and AIM e-mails and to sign into AOL and AIM Web sites directly from your Toolbar.
What's new in this version:
Version 5 allows to start a new IM conversation, IM your current web page, add a web page to your buddy feed with one-click access from your AOL Toolbar.