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:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    4,837,921
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 21, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

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 15 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 7
  • 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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3 stars

"Don't use - hope to one day - no time to review."

May 09, 2011  |  By rj_at_boronia

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.0

Pros

Don't use - hope to one day - no time to review.

Cons

Don't use - hope to one day - no time to review.

Summary

Don't use - hope to one day - no time to review.

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4 stars

"It contains all that i normally need"

May 07, 2011  |  By AtulKaul

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.0

Pros

Re point*2
save a download manager, a password generator and a password vault

Cons

Re point*2
save a download manager, a password generator and a password vault

Summary

It is excellent otherwise

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4 stars

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May 04, 2011  |  By drchandler

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.0

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5 stars

"Great functionality."

May 04, 2011  |  By hkith

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.0

Pros

Quick, intuitive.

Cons

Don't know of any.

Summary

Use it all the time. Prefer it over other toolbars and search engines.

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1 stars

"Awful, just awful"

May 01, 2011  |  By larrya22

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.0

Pros

None - since I have to enter at least 10 characters I am typing this

Cons

No customization - all buttons hidden - wasted empty space. This toolbar is the worst toolbar I have encountered from anyone!

Summary

Don't download. Once you do, you can't go back to an earlier version without it immediately updating to this awful version!

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5 stars

"very good and efficient"

April 30, 2011  |  By edmondborgeaud

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.0

Pros

easy to use and fast

Cons

nothing to complain

Summary

I like it

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5 stars

"I Love it!!"

April 30, 2011  |  By swtmystry

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.0

Pros

It's made my searches a lot easier!

Cons

I haven't found anything wrong with it!!

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3 stars

"Really don't use all the potential."

April 29, 2011  |  By Frank Herlihy

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.0

Pros

I like Google so I like the tool bar.

Cons

None that I have or will discover.

Summary

Google is Google.

Updated on May 4, 2011

Provides several options tha are easily accessed - user friendly.

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1 stars

"Not even worth the "1" star I was forced to give it..."

April 28, 2011  |  By jerrypfleming

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.0

Pros

Absolutely None - Google has taken a step backward...

Cons

Everything is hidden - more work required to find the buttons you want or need.

Summary

Don't bother... Google 'thinks' (not) they know what is best for me - they are sorely mistaken. Not having a tool bar would be better than constantly looking for what used to be visible... The bad part is they didn't even give us a choice - or notification... And even if you have the previous version on a stick, you are FORCED to have 7 redownload... Google has the Obama complex --- "...I know whats best for everyone..." --- NOT...

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4 stars

"So far, so good . . ."

April 28, 2011  |  By LeaderHelper

 |  Version: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer 7.0

Pros

Advanced search options are helpful

Cons

My browser header is already crowded.

Summary

Would install again.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0
Version 7 includes Toolbar Instant to produce instant search results. The new version of Toolbar is also simpler, cleaner, and can now be personalized to make Toolbar work even better for you.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date April 21, 2011
Date Added April 21, 2011
Version 7.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP SP 2, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6 or newer
Download Information
File Size 555.51KB
File Name answer.py
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,837,921
Downloads Last Week 642
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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