New Windows Live Toolbar might just make you reconsider what you think of Toolbars
Do you use toolbars? I generally don’t. Actually no, that’s not true; I didn’t, but I do now.
I’ve been using the new Windows Live Toolbar for about 6 weeks and so far so good, I’m still using it and for me that’s something of a toolbar record. The reason is the brand new toolbar buttons that allow me to see my What’s New feed and (importantly for me) my Calendar straight from within the Toolbar. In other words, without going to a website.
Let’s take a peek at what that looks like. I’m browsing http://upcoming.org looking for some future gigs in and around London and notice that The Mighty Boosh are playing at Wembley in a few weeks. Rather than open up a new browser or even a new application to see what I’m doing on that day I can just hit the Calendar toolbar button and have instant access:
Looks like I’m free [My friends Jamie and Louise live miles away so I can get away with not travelling to see them on a Monday 🙂 ] so I hit the link for the tickets and I’m in. Very cool. My only complaint about the Calendar button is that I can’t see my agenda which I can at http://calendar.live.com – I’m told that that suggestion is being taken under advisement!!
That’s the Calendar. Here’s screenshots of the What’s New, Mail and Photos buttons:
What do you think? Can you see yourself using the new Windows Live toolbar?