November 22, 2004

Search and enjoy: 7 search toolbars reviewed

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"If you're still going to the Google or Yahoo home page to do Web searches, you're missing half the fun--and you're unnecessarily exerting your fingers. The latest search toolbars also run specific, targeted searches for news, weather, and stock quotes. They highlight search terms on a Web page so that you can find them in a snap. They also block annoying pop-up windows that keep littering your desktop, and some track your Web history, index and search your e-mail, translate Web pages, and keep track of your bookmarks--even when you're working on a different PC. We tested seven toolbars from the biggest search engines on the Web: A9, AltaVista, Ask Jeeves, Google, HotBot, MSN, and Yahoo. We tried out their features, evaluated their design, and even tested their search hits and relevancy. Finally, we picked a winner."
Used with permission from CNET Networks, Inc. Copyright 2004.

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