Google announced the latest version of Google Toolbar
for Internet Explorer.
The beta version is available in US-English at
http://toolbar.google.com/T5. Google Toolbar integrates
Google search and other web tools.
Universal Google Gadgets now work from Google Toolbar
and give users access to additional tools,
functionality and content right from the browser. For
developers, Google Toolbar is now an additional channel
to distribute gadgets, especially ones designed to
interact with the websites users visit.
Online shopping is also easier with the Toolbar's
AutoFill feature, which lets users fill out web forms
with a single click using address and contact
information saved with the Toolbar. This new version
allows users to preview the filled-in form and even
maintain multiple profiles. For example, someone who
gets packages shipped to both home and office can set
up a different profile for each address.
Now Toolbar settings are not locked to a single
computer: users can save them online and access
bookmarks, custom buttons and other preferences from
any Google Toolbar.
Saving links is a great way to be able to keep track of
key pages, and now with Google Notebook as part of
Toolbar, users can collect, organize and share more
information from the web including text and images.
Instead of getting the usual 404 or DNS error page if
they mistype a web address or if a site is down, users
will see suggestions for top related pages. This
feature is similar to the "did you mean?" function when
you do a Google search.
This new version of Google Toolbar 5 also includes full
keyboard access and support for Windows accessibility