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HelloMetro Toolbar

By HelloMetro Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Don't let a small installation glitch keep you from enjoying what HelloMetro Toolbar has to offer. The toolbar comes packed with all kinds of tools for keeping you current with a particular city's arts, entertainment, and dining venues.

During installation, we received an error message that at first seemed as though the toolbar wasn't going to install. But when we opened our IE, it appeared in the window. You can add and remove buttons on the HelloMetro Toolbar, choose the box size, and remove text to create more space. It was simple to add and remove cities from the shortcut button via a drop-down menu. Once you select your desired city, each shortcut button reveals subject listings for that city. We were able to find local arts, small businesses, blogs, and more. It even manages to throw in some standard toolbar features like weather and a pop-up blocker.

Our one complaint is that the search feature would only operate through the HelloMetro Search and didn't provide very good results. While we found that some of the features provided more information than others, all of the events looked current. Users of all skill levels will appreciate this free toolbar for keeping on top of your favorite city's hot spots.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added March 15, 2007
Version 3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Win2000/XP/Vista, Internet Explorer 6, Mozilla Firefox 2.0


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Developer's Description

Select from over 320 US cities and 10 Canadian cities with one toolbar. Choose you city and find local information on our HelloMetro Network. Over 20 categories such as Restaurants, Sports, Local Bands, Art, Local Blogs, History, Yellow Pages, White Pages.

Version 3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.