Toolbars are a very easy and customizable way to access the information about your favorite sites from your browser. The tool-bars for search engines like Yahoo and Ask are exceptionally useful for those who like to spend their time searching terms on Google. Bing is the newest search engine that has stepped feet into the internet world and it has been developed by Microsoft.
The Bing search engine is basically an evolved version of the Windows live search or the MSN search as it was known more formerly. Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego. It went fully online on June 3, 2009, with a preview version released on June 1, 2009.Notable changes include the listing of search suggestions as queries are entered and a list of related searches (called “Explorer pane”) based on semantic technology from Powerset that Microsoft purchased in 2008. On July 29, 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a deal in which Bing would power Yahoo! Search.
And now here is another noteworthy advent in the technology of Bing, Microsoft has unveiled new toolbar for Bing that can be downloaded and installed on Firefox and Internet Explorer9. The toolbar is called the Bing Bar and is a super cool thing to have on your browser. Although we are going to go into elaborate details of the toolbar later here are the best features of the toolbar jotted down in points:
- Search Bing Decision Search within browser.
- Get latest news, sports, entertainment, stocks, weather information.
- Get notified of new emails & preview them without leaving the webpage.
- Customize toolbar colors and style as per personal choice.
The search within browser option is nothing but the integration of Bing Search engine into the Bing Toolbar using a simple shortcut of Ctrl +M one can very easily start searching the Bing search engine from within their browser all thanks to the newest Bing search engine. Bing bar also comes with some cool buttons which you can use for a variety of purposes. You can check your email at Hotmail, check weather forecasts, auto fill web forms and read the latest news from the browser toolbar itself. One really cool feature of the toolbar is that it glows when there is some important or much hyped news to read.
To check the email of your Hotmail account, just click the “Hotmail” button and a pop up window opens. You can sign in with your Windows Live ID to check your Hotmail account. But that’s not all you can add more buttons to the Bing bar based on your preferences. These buttons include shortcut keys to IM messenger, Windows live and Email pages. The email preview option is also something that would interest professionals a lot and of course the toolbar is fully customizable in terms of color and looks to suit any of the various themes that the two supported browsers have to offer.
You can download Bingbar from discoverbing.com.