Google Toolbar Now Supports Inline Translations
By on October 7th, 2009

The latest version of Google toolbar supports inline translation of a webpage in multiple languages. This is good news for all those who want to read a webpage in their preferred language.

Inline language translation in Google toolbar

So how does the inline translation work? It is as simple as selecting your preferred language from the drop down list and clicking the translate button. When you are reading a webpage, Google toolbar can automatically detect it’s language. Just select the language you want to translate the page into and it’s done.

google-toolbar-translation

Above is the translated version of a page translated using Google toolbar. The url of the resulting page does not change, unlike the one translated using Google language translation gadget. Also, Google Toolbar can remember your chosen language preferences and the next time you visit a page, it can auto-suggest the language conversion. Currently it supports 40 international languages.

Other new features

High quality website suggestions : As you type your query in the Google search box, Google toolbar shows you website suggestions and links. If the website link is present in your Google bookmarks or browsing history then clicking those links takes you directly to the home page of the query. If the link is not present in your browsing history and bookmarks then you are taken to the search result page of the query.

website-suggestions-google-toolbar

Google Sidewiki : The new Google Toolbar allows users to add annotations and comments alongside any webpage they are viewing. Using an arrow icon from the sidebar users can add their views, likes and links about the webpage.

google-sidewiki

Private browsing supported : As Firefox 3.5 introduced private browsing mode, Google Toolbar will not override this and all your web history, pagerank and Sidewiki data will be hidden when you are surfing in private browsing mode.

Download the latest version of Google Toolbar. Note that you can use Google toolbar with Chrome and Internet explorer as well.

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Author: Amit Banerjee Google Profile for Amit Banerjee
Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

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