Google is good, Google is great, but I resist using every tool they come out with. One I’ve resisted is the Google Toolbar as it takes up real estate at the top of my screen and I wonder what all it will know about me.
However, I was on a training call last week and our instructor mentioned she uses the auto-fill feature from the Google tool bar for filling out web forms. Quickly and effortlessly, the form was filled out with no loss of time or having to stop and look up information.
The download and install took under a minute and I immediately filled out two profiles using the AutoFill function – very easy. You can choose which is the default. You can add a credit card and require a password to access that for web forms. I chose not to do that right now.
Need several ‘identities’ for your web forms – perhaps a business and a personal? No problemo, feel free to make as many profiles as you need.
Of course, the Google Toolbar has many more features. Check them out along with detailed explanations for their uses.
Google makes using the Auto-Fill function of their toolbar even easier by making this very short video.
What are your favorite toolbar features?
Microsoft has updated their tool bar, which I find more useful since I use more of their services. We’ll look at that next week, perhaps along with the Yahoo toolbar.