Google launches new toolbar software

By Derek Sooman on February 16, 2005, 2:07 PM
Google today released a new version of its Web-searching toolbar. The new toolbar will help you to search the Web from a static box on the Internet Explorer Web browser and block annoying pop-up ads. This new Version 3 of the toolbar also spell checks in Web forms, translates words in English into several languages, and adds Web links to certain plain text.

For example, an address could be enhanced with a hypertext link to its location on a map, with the click of a button on the toolbar.

"All these features add up to less cutting and pasting." - Marissa Mayer, Google's director of consumer Web products.

The latest version of the toolbar will be in beta for two months, and then will be released generally.

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