Gizmo Toolbar

Gizmo Toolbar 2.6

A beautiful alternative to the Windows toolbar

Sometimes the standard Windows toolbar falls short of expectations and you start looking for a replacement toolbar that features more functionality and also looks better on your desktop. View full description

PROS

  • Lots of customization options
  • Very nice designs and skins

CONS

  • No drag-and-drop support

Excellent
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Sometimes the standard Windows toolbar falls short of expectations and you start looking for a replacement toolbar that features more functionality and also looks better on your desktop.

This is precisely what you can get with Gizmo Toolbar, a fully customizable Windows toolbar alternative that gives you instant access to your favorite applications, documents or even websites. What's more, you can group several items together so they're all launched at the same time with just a single click.

The toolbar is completely customizable, from the place it's shown on the desktop when you hit the correspondent hotkey to the skin and layout used in its design, as well as the way it displays buttons for your personal shortcuts. There's certainly a ton of options to choose from, but there's also an important feature missing: apparently there's no support for drag-and-drop, which would definitely be the easiest way to add new shortcuts.

Gizmo Toolbar is part of a more complete suite, so when you're asked to install Gizmo Central don't thing you've got the wrong program. Simply go ahead and you'll install just the toolbar.

Gizmo Toolbar provides you with a complete, fully customizable attractive toolbar with which to replace the standard Windows toolbar and access more features.

You may like the Windows Start Menu, but sometimes you need a launch bar with a little more kick, flexibility, and response time. That's where Gizmo Toolbar comes into play. Shown below is a general list of features that are made available by Gizmo Toolbar:

  • Shortcuts - Drag-and-drop files on to the toolbar to create shortcuts (or links)
  • Categories - Organize your buttons with categories and sub-categories
  • Multiple Toolbars - Create and switch between however many toolbars you need
  • Shared Toolbars - Share your toolbars across a network with other work colleagues
  • Protected Toolbars - Lock down your shared toolbars using Windows file permissions, so that they can be managed for a team of employees, by one or more people
  • Themes - Pick from a number of different toolbar themes to match the motif of your desktop
  • Embedded Toolbars - Include toolbars inside of other toolbars, as a convenient form of organizational abstraction
  • Context Switching - Alter the context of your system based on whichever toolbar is currently active
  • Options - Lots of options! Be sure to check them all out. More options are always being added!
  • Fast - Optimized for speed

Gizmo Toolbar

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Gizmo Toolbar 2.6

User reviews about Gizmo Toolbar

  • cindywright001

    by cindywright001

    "My Gizmo!!"

    Gizmo is very easy, lightweight tool to use. The user interface could not be any simpler, yet gives you just the right ... More.

    reviewed on April 25, 2010