Toolbar Toolbar

Multifunctional searches integrated into your browser


  • Very discreet
  • Good way of using


  • Doesn't add huge functionality
  • Not many configuration options


When toolbars are done badly, they can be very annoying. When they're done right, however, they can bring easily-accessed extra functionality to your browsing experience.
Luckily for us, the Ask. com Toolbar is a good example of the latter.
The Ask. com Toolbar can be used with Firefox or Internet Explorer and on both is a slim, well-designed tool that fits in perfectly.
The Ask icon on the far left is a direct link to the search website, or you can use the built-in search bar to locate information directly from within the toolbar.
The small Ask. com Toolbar icons that takes up the rest of the bar allow you to customize your search immediately, limiting the results to Images, Weather, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Stocks or Blogs.

The Ask. com Toolbar also gives you handy access to page resizing and a Highlight function, but I have to admit that I couldn't make this work during my tests.
On the far right there are a limited number of configuration options, among them options to display recent searches or clear them when you exit the browser.
Ask. com Toolbar isn't revolutionary, but if you like the Ask search engine, it is a nice way of adding some subtle search power to your browsing experience. Toolbar Toolbar

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User reviews about Toolbar

  • by Anonymous

    It doesn't take up much space, and the radio and weather options are great!.
    I love that it doesn't take up too ...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Ask toolbar is the answer to... well, everything! If you don't have it yet you don't even need to go f...   More

  • by Anonymous

    I want it back.
    i liked it but it was taken off someway tonight and i am upset don't know how to get it back.   More

  • by Anonymous

    5/5 fastened my inter net.
    5/5 fastened my inter net very good fast procdutct it made my google chrome faster an...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Of all my toolbars, I like this one the best.
    I love the Ask toolbar. It fits nicely below the Yahoo toolbar and...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Avoid at all costs.
    Horrible, useless junkware that comes bundled with Java and is difficult to remove.
    Pro...   More