Google has released a new version of Google Toolbar and Google Toolbar for Enterprise. The new versions offer customizable buttons, online bookmarks, enhanced search features, new sharing capabilities and an open API.


Google has released a new version of Google Toolbar and Google Toolbar for Enterprise. The new versions offer customizable buttons, online bookmarks, enhanced search features, new sharing capabilities and an open API.

Users can customize their Google Toolbar with Custom Buttons. Custom Buttons allow users to run search queries directly on websites, receive alerts, and subscribe to RSS feeds.

Marissa Mayer, VP of search products and user experience at Google, said: “Now we’re putting the tools of innovation in the hands of our users. We’ve opened up the Google Toolbar to enable them to create their own features and customize their search experience.” [Source]

Users can get Custom Buttons in three ways:

1) Users can create their own Custom Buttons by right clicking the search box on a website and selecting “Generate Custom Search”.
2) They can install a Toolbar button that is offered on the website they prefer or
3) They can select from a list of ready made buttons from Google’s Button Gallery.

Google offers a XML API for content publishers to create advanced Custom Buttons for their websites.

The new version allows users to create and manage bookmarks. Bookmarks will be saved to a user’s Google Account and can be accessed from any computer.

Google is also offering a new version of Google Toolbar for Enterprise. Google Toolbar for Enterprise has the same features as Google Toolbar. It also includes group policy for administrative control features and Microsoft System Installer.

Google Toolbar and Google Toolbar for Enterprise run on Windows XP/2000 and support Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher.

To download Google Toolbar, click here.

To add custom buttons from Google Button Gallery, click here.