Written on: 07/05/2010 by medsen (6 reviews written)
Groowe Search Toolbar
Why use just one search engine, when you can put more than half a dozen at your fingertips? The Groowe Search Toolbar is one of an ever-growing category of Internet Explorer toolbar add-ons that provide access to a variety of search tools, in this case including Google, Yahoo, AskJeeves, MSN, Amazon, and Download.com. The interface is a bit cluttered, but we found it fairly convenient in practice. The list of favorite sites can be customized, and the toolbar adapts itself to the search engines you choose. For instance, it displays buttons for different download categories when working with Download.com. The pop-up-blocking function is fairly rudimentary, unfortunately. The software does not have the ability to block floating ads, and doesn't support "whitelists" that allow pop-up windows from trusted sites. Nevertheless, if you often work with a variety of search engines, Groowe might provide a welcome set of shortcuts.