This summer, I blogged about how Conduit was improving its custom browswer toolbars, and I demonstrated the concept with a simple bMighty toolbar. At the time, I promised to create a bMighty toolbar you'd actually want to put on your browser. Well, it took a few months and some help from the folks at Conduit, but the free bMighty Community Browser Toolbar
This summer, I blogged about how Conduit was improving its custom browswer toolbars, and I demonstrated the concept with a simple bMighty toolbar. At the time, I promised to create a bMighty toolbar you'd actually want to put on your browser. Well, it took a few months and some help from the folks at Conduit, but the free bMighty Community Browser Toolbar is now ready!
So what is the bMighty Custom Browser Toolbar? It's a free download that installs into your Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome browser (as long as you're on Windows). Don't worry, there's an uninstaller if you decide you don't like it.
Once installed, the Toolbar gives you instant access to the best of bMighty.com, plus the best small-business technology content online. Oh, and some other useful and fun stuff, too!
In addition to an easy-to-find link to bMighty.com, you also get
The ability to jump directly to SmallBizResource, bMighty's site for very small businesses.
If that's not enough, the Toolbar can take you to the Twitter feeds for bMighty and for me, as well as useful feeds from a half-dozen other small-business and technology experts.
There's also a link where you can check your Facebook account without ever leaving the page you're looking at. And if you ever want to go outside, the bar displays the local temperature (just click on it for a full weather forecast).
You can even get alerts when you receive e-mails, without having to open your e-mail program.
Just for fun, There a dizzler music/video player and an Internet Radio player.
Finally, the Toolbar has a Google search field.
Of course, if you want more, or you want something different, you can modify the bMighty Toolbar by adding any of hundreds of toolbar components ranging from technology to games. You can also get rid of components you don't use, move them around on the toolbar, and generally set things up however you like.
I've been beta testing the bMighty Community Toolbar for a couple weeks, and I couldn't live without it. If you decide to give it a try, please let me know what you think!
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