I’ve noticed something very cool about the latest Google Toolbar. The wizards at Google have very quietly incorporated the Google Suggest features into the toolbar. When I start typing (provided I type slowly), A drop down box appears with common terms matching what I’ve typed, but with the number of hits beside it.
That has radically changed the way I search. Rather than typing a query, waiting for the google page to load and then browsing, I type, check how many hits the query has, and often change my keywords before hitting Enter.
Now this may not seem like much, but I’ve long forgotten how to type an entire URL in the browser. It’s often much faster to type the relevant bits in the toolbar and click the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. Very cool stuff.