To ease my research, I have created ‘The Web Pitch Toolbar’. The toolbar allows custom searches for twenty-five and counting news sites such as: Wired, The Times (UK), The Guardian, BBC News, Marketing Week and Computer Weekly to name but a few. There are a few embedded ‘Links’ to sites that I visit frequently, (and a few of interest to Brunel Students). RSS feeds are embedded and there is even a mail notifier for Gmail, Yahoo and POP3 mail. Hotmail isn’t work properly :-(. Just for fun I’ve also added an embedded Radio player and weather widget too!
Please note, there is limited user customisation! The toolbar supports Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers and contains absolutely NO spyware, pop-ups or reveals any personal information. More features to be added periodically. Give it a go, you might find it useful
Obligatory Linkage — > Download Toolbar
Also, checkout the Web Pitch Search Engine, powered by Google. The searches are slanted to return more results on Web 2.0 technologies.
Legal Bit: Both tools are in Beta and thus I take no responsibility for loss or damage to computer hardware or software in the event of a crash!