Microgarden WebTools

Microgarden WebTools


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 11 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1
File Size:
492.16KB
Date Added:
May 16, 2006
Price:
Free to try (Some features disabled after 20 days); $15.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
7,855
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Internet Explorer 5.5

Editors' review

Two years ago this Internet Explorer toolbar would have been very useful. Today, IE has co-opted most functions offered by this app. MicroGarden WebTools' clean, simple interface is just a couple of buttons and a configuration page. Personalizing this app takes just a few clicks on well explained option checkboxes.

This toolbar contains some useful functions. It's easy to block popups or set them to open in one special tab or in separate tabs. You can do the same for sites that try to open new windows. Preset hot keys can be enabled to open a close a variety of tab options. A slide show option makes it easy bring to front each tab for a few seconds. Finally, the Tab Grouping feature makes it a snap to open a group of tabs at browser start or when invoked.

The demo starts limiting features after 20 days. There really isn't a problem with MicroGarden WebTools, it just doesn't offer much over the latest version of Internet Explorer. Most users will balk at being asked to pay for what they already get for free.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    3.7

    out of 3 votes

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

    "Does what it offers"

    July 04, 2006   |   By vt1905

    Version: Microgarden WebTools 2.1

    Pros

    Does what it says. Just adds tabbed browsing to Internet Explorer. Nice and simple. Worked flawlessly. Supports drag and drop on the toolbar as well. Good little program.

    Cons

    $15 is a very high price when there are so many free alternative browsers are out there. I think it should be Freeware.

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  • 5 stars

    "This is awsome!!!!"

    June 27, 2006   |   By wil_w_s

    Version: Microgarden WebTools 2.1

    Pros

    I love this. It does excatly what I want and doesn't add anything else to my IE interface. I tried MSN toolbar/windows live toolbar and they do give you tabs but you also lose screen realestate to thier toolbar.

    Cons

    you have to pay for it but it does what it says and is well worth it for a die hard IE user (like me).

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  • 2 stars

    "Why bother"

    May 20, 2006   |   By Bruski

    Version: Microgarden WebTools 2.1

    Pros

    Tabbed browsing is great but....

    Cons

    I can't see paying for something when it's been done better - for free. If you can't seem to wean yourself from mother Microsoft and use Firefox, try CrazyBrowser, it works off IE with tabs and is free.

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