AltaVista, a business of Overture Services, Inc. and a provider of search services and technology, has introduced the AltaVista Toolbar, a free search tool. The toolbar is available for immediate download at: www.av.com/toolbar. Once downloaded the AltaVista Toolbar is displayed at the top of the Web browser. Users can personalize the toolbar's layout and functionality by adding or removing optional features.
The new toolbar is designed to save time and enhance a user's search experience through features that include the ability to translate complete Web pages or individual phrases into ten languages. Users can check weather, area codes, ZIP codes, time zones, exchange rates, and more through the toolbar. The toolbar allows users to search Web pages as well as a collection of image, video, and audio files. AltaVista Toolbar features and options include: world wide web, news, and multimedia search; shortcuts lookup; last search; translation; highlight; and popup blocker.
The toolbar is compatible with Internet Explorer version 5.0 and above, running on Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME and XP. AltaVista?s toolbar is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish.