After running the Google toolbar for a long time, I switched to the new MSN toolbar with desktop search on my work machine. After using it for several weeks, I can attest that this is a great package of software and it’s still only beta! I’m now installing it on my home machines — that says a lot as I prefer to run very clean and tuned systems at home.
Here’s why I chose it over Google:
- Hotmail, Messenger and MSN spaces integration
- My MSN integration
- Form Fill — finally, the web toolbar people are following Mac IE 5 innovations introduced in 2000!
- MSN search beta integration – this is on its way to becoming a serious Google competitor. It’s not there yet, but it’s good enough for me to use it over Google now.
- Page viewer and highlighter for search terms
- Desktop search works as well or better than Google desktop search. The Outlook integration is killer.