July 2005 Archive
- More bookmarklets
- A thumbnail screen shot of a saved page when on the modify screen
- Images upload options
- Better tagging options
A9 has improved and updated it toolbar, which now runs on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, and Netscape. It has a customizable search menu, improved performance, and direct access to various OpenSearch columns. Version 1.3 introduced the capability for Web site publishers to provide a menu of information to toolbar users via an XML file. This data is then displayed under the Site Info drop down menu. A9 calls this a WebMenu. See July 28th announcement and more details on adding data to the Site Info link.
Although the site was available in April, according to some, presumably in experimental form, today the Government Search tab has been linked on the main Gigablast page. The government search covers U.S. state, federal, and military sites but it is broader than just a top level domain limit.
Gigablast adds two new tabs: Travel and Blog Search. These new specialized search offerings are available from the main page and do not just restrict to specific portions of the main Gigablast database. Some unique items may be retrieved in each of these specialized databases that may not show up in the main database. The exact scope of each collection is not yet explained. The scope may seem a bit strange, as when the blog search includes some non-blog pages.
For those Google toolbar users who also use the Mozilla Firefox browser, there is now a Google Toolbar available for Firefox along with some other Google Extensions for Firefox. With the Firefox built-in search box in the upper right corner, many users may not feel a need to install it.