Dave's Quick Search Deskbar - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Dave's Quick Search Deskbar

CNET Editors' review

This toolbar program differs from many of its competitors by running on the bottom taskbar near the Start button, not at the top of your Web browser. That said, Dave's Quick Search Deskbar is very easy to use and won't take up much of your PC's resources. You simply double-click the word Search, and the toolbar gives you a field in which to enter text. You then type a term, select a site via the arrow icon, and the app automatically launches your browser and performs your search. Unlike many other toolbar add-ons for Web browsers, this one lets you access and search a great number of sites, including those specializing in travel, finance, construction, and entertainment, as well as Amazon and eBay. The only problem we found with it is that all the preferences are scripted in text files, making it challenging for the average user to customize. Dave's Quick Search Deskbar is a very handy and compact browsing companion that will help make your searches more effective.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • Google Chrome
    Explore the Web using Google's super-fast browser.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Mozilla Firefox
    Surf the Web comfortably, relying on speed, safety, and power o...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Java Runtime Enviro...
    Run Java applications on your Windows computer.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Java Runtime Enviro...
    Run Java applications on your Windows computer.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Opera
    Try the faster browser that lets you get the most from today's ...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Adobe Flash Player
    View Flash multimedia content through your browser.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Google Chrome Porta...
    Take Google's Chrome browser with you on a USB stick.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Ghostery (for Firef...
    Detect trackers and control their ability to view your online b...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Mozilla Firefox Por...
    Take your bookmarks, surf internet, and experience the private ...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Google Chrome dev
    Explore the Web in a safe and secure way.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Windows Live Writer...
    Compose and publish blog posts for Windows Live Spaces or a num...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Web Freer
    Navigate the Web with HTTPS browser that encrypts browsing sess...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Honey for Firefox
    Scan for working online coupon codes during checkout while shop...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • 7-Zip
    Archive files in different formats and manage them.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • FeedTurtle
    Manage and organize your RSS feeds and TV Shows.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • SlimBrowser
    Surf the Web with browser with automatic form filler, popup blo...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Windows Live Writer...
    Compose and publish blog posts for Windows Live Spaces or a num...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • CDArmy Toolbar
    Gain instant access to music artists by genre.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Webproxy for Google...
    Unblock Web sites and browse securely in Google Chrome.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Free Video Download...
    Download video from Metacafe, Vimeo, Facebook, and other sites ...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Microsoft Silverlig...
    Add a Web browser plug-in for accessing rich interactive applic...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Family Genie Geneal...
    Search and submit genealogy resources easily.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Mozilla Firefox bet...
    Check out the latest pre-release of the upcoming Firefox.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • MyDealShopper Toolb...
    Access information about deals, coupons, and offers from variou...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.4 stars

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    3.9 stars

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-8 of 8

  • 5.0 stars

    "Indispensable"

    August 18, 2006  |   By spirona

    Version: Dave's Quick Search Deskbar 3.1.8

    Pros

    More than just what the editor's review says it is-- you can launch programs (e.g., command prompt), use as a calculator, send email, pull up a calendar, display time/date, and much more. And it is not hard to customize at all-- there is a companion software called search wizard (download from Dave's website) that integrates w/ IE and let's you make ANY search site part of the deskbar. You can use Dave's w/ Firefox and Thunderbird also. And best of all, it's VERY small, NO impact on system resources, and VERY stable (don't listen to the idiotic negative reviews from ignorant, novice users).

    Cons

    I wish I could search my pc files with it and wish the help files were better. Other than that, it's perfect.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "The most indispensable software I use, after my browser..."

    April 30, 2006  |   By chaim32

    Version: Dave's Quick Search Deskbar 3.1.8

    Pros

    I have been using Dave's Quick Search Deskbar for over two years (recently upgraded to version 3.1.9.2). Similarly to other search tool-bars (I.e Google), it allows you to enter a search-string on the task-bar, and it will open your browser (or, as I use it, a new tab in my already open browser), and perform the search.

    But what makes this tool really unique is its extensibility and customization. There are over 500 pre-defined specialized searches, and it is very easy to define additional seatches (such as private intranet searches of various types). You have to try it yourself to realize how good this is. Highly recommended!

    Cons

    As of this writing, IE7 beta has a bug which prevents DQSD from working. The choice is simple: uninstall IE7.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 3.0 stars

    "frustrating, but it works"

    April 12, 2006  |   By Raget

    Version: Dave's Quick Search Deskbar 3.1.8

    Pros

    this program, to give it merit, does work, and has many functions, which is great, it searches endless catagories which is great

    Cons

    Uninstallation took awhile to work out, plus the help file is poor. There are issues with SP2, which meant i removed it nearly straight away.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (14) (12)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Little Tool!"

    February 9, 2005  |   By tridom

    Version: Dave's Quick Search Deskbar 3.1.8

    Pros

    Allows me to quickly find what I want on the WWW. The help files are fantastic and once you begin to know the shortcuts, it cuts search time immensly.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy and reliable"

    January 14, 2005  |  

    Version: Dave's Quick Search Deskbar 3.1.8

    Summary

    It is so small yet so versatile, really saves a lot of time.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Makes you more efficient"

    October 11, 2004  |  

    Version: Dave's Quick Search Deskbar 3.1.8

    Summary

    Great tool for mouse weary users and those who are always looking to shave a few seconds off their everyday web browsing tasks.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "its a life saver"

    April 14, 2004  |  

    Version: Dave's Quick Search Deskbar 3.1.8

    Summary

    it makes a very easy four u to get hold of products much more easily

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "Crashes Windows Explorer"

    April 12, 2004  |  

    Version: Dave's Quick Search Deskbar 3.1.8

    Summary

    When I ran the program it appeared in my Start Bar as it should, but my computer froze. Three Seconds later Windows Explorer crashed.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Dave's Quick Search Deskbar 3.1.8
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

See more CNET content tagged:

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for Dave's Quick Search Deskbar

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

Installed

Smart Install

About CNET Installer

The CNET Download.com Installer is a tiny ad-supported stub installer or "download manager" that helps securely deliver your downloads from Download.com's servers. We also include offers for carefully screened software that complies with Download.com Software Policies as part of our Installer process. Learn more

Dave's Quick Search Deskbar