Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 189 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.1920.1238
  • Total Downloads:
    4,849,082
  • Date Added:
    May 26, 2011
  • File Size:
    555.51KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    279
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Vista/7/XP SP 2

Editors' Review

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If you're into toolbars, Internet Explorer, and Google, the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer does more than give IE a mere shot of nitro. With a set of features both useful and self-promoting, Google Toolbar 6 feels like it adds eight cylinders to IE's engine, turning it into a powerhouse of personalized functionality for both IE 8 users and those who are stuck on earlier versions.

There's the dedicated Google search window, the effective pop-up blocker, the form autofiller, the translation utility, the spell checker, and the map tool that automatically links addresses in Web pages to maps. Then there's the full integration with the Google suite: Google Earth, Google News, Froogle, Google Maps, Blogger, and others. Every single one of the integrated tools, including the toolbar itself, is fully customizable. New in version 6 is a slick redo of the translation tool, allowing for one-click translations of single words or entire Web pages.

Note that using advanced features such as PageRank automatically sends the URL of the site you're viewing back to Google's servers. This can be enabled or disabled during installation or at any time by clicking the toolbar's Options button. Unfortunately, there's no way to remove the search bar, which wasn't featured in IE 6 but came standard in IE 7 and duplicates IE's own search bar. Still, by permanently setting the two search bars to different engines, you can at least avoid a waste of space. You can even use the Google Toolbar without a Google account. But considering all that comes with it, why would you?

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 189 votes

    • 5 star 96
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 38
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4 stars

"It makes the internet explorer much better."

September 04, 2011  |  By Bile-Gran-Vieira-Correa

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.1.1920.1238

Pros

All the good things

Cons

I have not enocountered any problems

Summary

Web searching is great with Google. None of the others compares.

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1 stars

"Pop-up alert"

August 23, 2011  |  By stephen

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.1.1920.1238

Pros

software works OK

Cons

Pop-up locking your computer and forcing you to accept them tracking your intern travel.

Summary

Google used their software to send me a pop-up to give them permission to track my intern travel and locked my computer until I allowed them to do it. I uninstalled Google and will find someone else to use.

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2 stars

"It was good while it lasted."

July 03, 2011  |  By Seagle88

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.1.1920.1238

Pros

I have always like using Google Toolbar.

Cons

Now suddenly it refuses to give images. Loads one page and the rest is blank. Could not figure out why or how to change this problem. And where is the help?????? Little to no help with problems. And it updated with out asking if I wanted to.

Summary

Web searching was great with Google. None of the others compares. Don't know what to do now.

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2 stars

"google updated the tool bar and removed most buttons"

June 01, 2011  |  By richardao

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.1.1920.1238

Pros

spell checked, auto fill,

Cons

I removed the Google updated toolbar. Changes: Google desides
when and which buttons to replace. The update did not ask if it was OK to install...the updated version to me is useless and just takes up space....now it is gone for good.

Summary

Google's Toolbar was great until they decided four buttons was the max, the other buttons went into a dropdown menu, plus two of the four buttons on the toolbar change.

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5 stars

"Great toolbar"

May 31, 2011  |  By skidpro

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.1.1920.1238

Pros

All the good things

Cons

Nothing except it doesnt work with google chrome

Summary

Great toolbar

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1 stars

"dont use it"

May 30, 2011  |  By TrimHonduras

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.1.1920.1238

Pros

well the search engine is good

Cons

it store data of everything you do

Summary

use yahoo or other engine

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4 stars

"So far it has worked out well for me."

May 29, 2011  |  By ht4mn

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.1.1920.1238

Pros

I really like the auto-fill as well as the other app buttons that are at my fingertips.

Cons

As of this point I have not enocountered any problems.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1.1920.1238
Version 7.0.1720.2246 has fixed DPI known issue and a few user requests.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date May 26, 2011
Date Added May 26, 2011
Version 7.1.1920.1238
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP SP 2, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6 or newer
Download Information
File Size 555.51KB
File Name answer.py
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,849,082
Downloads Last Week 279
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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