Google Deskbar Alternatives

    Google Deskbar is described as 'allows you to search from any application'. 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 (Free), Deskbar-Applet (Free, Open Source), Yahoo! Toolbar (Free) and Free-To-Try Community Toolbar (Free).

    This page was last updated May 23, 2019

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

      GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver & GNOME Launch Box .

      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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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 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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      • 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.
    4. 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      The program is no longer updated.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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      • 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. With Yahoo! Toolbar, youre always in touch with your world.
    5. 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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      • 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...
    6. 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!
      • 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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