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Google Deskbar Alternatives

Google Deskbar is described as 'allows you to search from any application' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Google Deskbar for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Chrome OS. The best alternative is RecentX. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Gnome Do or Enso Launcher. Other great apps like Google Deskbar are Bing Toolbar, Deskbar-Applet, Yahoo! Toolbar and Free-To-Try Community Toolbar.

Google Deskbar alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be File Search Utilities or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Deskbar.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Google Deskbar allows you to search from any application.

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  1. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

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  2. Gnome Do icon

    Gnome Do

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.95.3, released on November 2014, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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  3. Enso Launcher icon

    Enso Launcher

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Enso is dead simple to use. You just hold down the Caps Lock key and type an Enso command, which is displayed in a translucent overlay. Once the command is typed, you simply release the Caps Lock key to activate it, and the overlay disappears.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, Build 3268, released on 2008, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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  4. Bing Toolbar icon

    Bing Toolbar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Search, connect with Facebook, sign up to earn rewards, and experience other cool features with the new Bing Bar, formerly Bing Toolbar, or MSN Toolbar.

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  5. The goal of Deskbar-Applet is to provide an omnipresent versatile search interface. By typing search terms into the deskbar entry in your panel you are presented with the search results as you type.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.32.0, released in September 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  6. Yahoo! Toolbar icon

    Yahoo! Toolbar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS

    Download Yahoo! Toolbar with popup blocker and anti-spyware protection. Search from anywhere on the web, receive mail alerts and access your toolbar from any PC.

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  7. Free-To-Try Community Toolbar icon

    Free-To-Try Community Toolbar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online

    Get the latest news and downloads from Free-To-Try. Be the first to get our latest software! Add us to your browser now. The toolbar offers latest freeware, shareware and special software deals on Free-To-Try dot com plus many useful community channels available on the Net.

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  8. Googlebar Lite icon

    Googlebar Lite

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    A light-weight Google search toolbar for Firefox. Offers 14 search types, search history auto-completion, customizable toolbar (place it anywhere), search word highlighting, and...

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  9. Monocle icon

    Monocle

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Monocle is a search tool designed for the way you search. Monocle hangs out in the menu bar and you bring it up with one hot key. You can easily switch between engines to search exactly where youd like to. Google, Wikipedia, Windows Live and Yahoo!

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  10. Ask Toolbar icon

    Ask Toolbar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Ask toolbar - Search quicker. See your weather. Get the latest in entertainment, sports, health, national and world news in one click. Search and find images fast.

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