WWW & Internet Browser Toolbars Viewpoint Toolbar

Viewpoint Toolbar 3.0 for Windows

by Viewpoint Corp.

Avg. Rating 2.7 (54 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,409
Publisher Viewpoint Corp.
Homepage Viewpoint Toolbar

Publisher's Description

Viewpoint Toolbar features graphically enhanced search technology that makes searching the Internet more fun, visual, and productive. Receive real-time thumbnail previews and text in the results tray, block annoying pop-ups with advanced Pop-Up Slammer technology, share favorite visual bookmarks with friends, highlight and right-click to search directly from the web page, get comparative results when searching with other providers, enjoy image and Multi-media Search, and more. Always receive accurate, relevant results provided by Yahoo! search.

Latest Reviews

compufixer

compufixer reviewed v3.0 on Mar 28, 2006

It is apparant that despite their protestations that ViewPoint is not spyware... they ARE INDEED Adware and intend to be.

As ViewPoint is pre-installed by a number of PC Vendors, and is included with numerous software installs including AOL and AIM - it is quite prevalent in terms of installs. AOL is particularly egregious as it AUTOMATICALLY REINSTALLS ViewPoint every time you open AOL if you uninstall ViewPoint. (Unless you know the SECRET to turn it off.

ViewPoint masquerades as a useful, innocuous, and misunderstood and maligned technology to enhance your web experience. Unfortunately it seems it has little real purpose beyond being a fancy graphics adserver.

http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546

Most of the positive comments on this forum come from known speculative investors in Viewpoint. Zaphod and Michael Tzez, For example, hit EVERY appearance of a negative comment about Viewpoint that they can find on the web to chime in and extol the greatness of the software. They're just shilling to protect their investment. Google viewpoint and read comments ANYWHERE!

Zaphodbbx

Zaphodbbx reviewed v3.0 on Aug 5, 2005

This toolbar is excellent for keeping visual bookmarks. What's cool is that the thumbnails enlarge as you pass your mouse over them. All my sites are very easy to find by folder and image. Searching is enhanced by visual thumbnails so you can preview before you click, preventing wasted time searching.

The best new feature is the Photo printing/ sharing service. You can enhance and store your images on your PC, and just upload the images you want to print or share. It has a new video help assistant, too, so it's easy to learn. I've had 3D/photo tool software from Viewpoint (previously MetaCreations/Kai's Power Tools) for 15 years now, and they always have made impressive software. They've done a great job with 3.0, and continue to impress.

dzinr

dzinr reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 24, 2005

It is a quality product created for the average user. The toolbar overall use and design is well thought out. Integration of visual and text search results along with right click movement enables even the youngest user to search with ease. The product is the best I've seen at demystifing Web searches.

bootso218

bootso218 reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 24, 2005

What's wrong with everyone here? I am an IT professional in NYC for over 15 years. This program is harmless. It is actually very cool and useful.
Definitely nothing to be scared of.

Are all these posters the same person? I have seen something similar to this before - the competitors were bashing the better company. Something is definitely not right here.

Black-Wolf

Black-Wolf reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 18, 2005

acascianelli

acascianelli reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 18, 2005

Spyware...

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 18, 2005

Utter malware crap. Avoid at all costs.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 18, 2005

If you are keen on Adware/Spyware, then by all means go for it. Personally, I spend too much time already keeping this stuff from getting onto my machine! B-E-W-A-R-E!

funcheung

funcheung reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 18, 2005

Trash disguised as treasure

stay awake!

adamdawg

adamdawg reviewed v2.7 Beta on Apr 9, 2005

Viewpoint is one of the most world renouned adware companies. I'm a computer tech, and I see peoples' computers jam packed full of their intrusive and meaningless "software" every day. Stay away from this trash.

Avg. Rating 2.7 (54 votes)
Your Rating
compufixer

compufixer reviewed v3.0 on Mar 28, 2006

It is apparant that despite their protestations that ViewPoint is not spyware... they ARE INDEED Adware and intend to be.

As ViewPoint is pre-installed by a number of PC Vendors, and is included with numerous software installs including AOL and AIM - it is quite prevalent in terms of installs. AOL is particularly egregious as it AUTOMATICALLY REINSTALLS ViewPoint every time you open AOL if you uninstall ViewPoint. (Unless you know the SECRET to turn it off.

ViewPoint masquerades as a useful, innocuous, and misunderstood and maligned technology to enhance your web experience. Unfortunately it seems it has little real purpose beyond being a fancy graphics adserver.

http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546

Most of the positive comments on this forum come from known speculative investors in Viewpoint. Zaphod and Michael Tzez, For example, hit EVERY appearance of a negative comment about Viewpoint that they can find on the web to chime in and extol the greatness of the software. They're just shilling to protect their investment. Google viewpoint and read comments ANYWHERE!

Zaphodbbx

Zaphodbbx reviewed v3.0 on Aug 5, 2005

This toolbar is excellent for keeping visual bookmarks. What's cool is that the thumbnails enlarge as you pass your mouse over them. All my sites are very easy to find by folder and image. Searching is enhanced by visual thumbnails so you can preview before you click, preventing wasted time searching.

The best new feature is the Photo printing/ sharing service. You can enhance and store your images on your PC, and just upload the images you want to print or share. It has a new video help assistant, too, so it's easy to learn. I've had 3D/photo tool software from Viewpoint (previously MetaCreations/Kai's Power Tools) for 15 years now, and they always have made impressive software. They've done a great job with 3.0, and continue to impress.

dzinr

dzinr reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 24, 2005

It is a quality product created for the average user. The toolbar overall use and design is well thought out. Integration of visual and text search results along with right click movement enables even the youngest user to search with ease. The product is the best I've seen at demystifing Web searches.

bootso218

bootso218 reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 24, 2005

What's wrong with everyone here? I am an IT professional in NYC for over 15 years. This program is harmless. It is actually very cool and useful.
Definitely nothing to be scared of.

Are all these posters the same person? I have seen something similar to this before - the competitors were bashing the better company. Something is definitely not right here.

Black-Wolf

Black-Wolf reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 18, 2005

acascianelli

acascianelli reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 18, 2005

Spyware...

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 18, 2005

Utter malware crap. Avoid at all costs.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 18, 2005

If you are keen on Adware/Spyware, then by all means go for it. Personally, I spend too much time already keeping this stuff from getting onto my machine! B-E-W-A-R-E!

funcheung

funcheung reviewed v2.8 Beta on May 18, 2005

Trash disguised as treasure

stay awake!

adamdawg

adamdawg reviewed v2.7 Beta on Apr 9, 2005

Viewpoint is one of the most world renouned adware companies. I'm a computer tech, and I see peoples' computers jam packed full of their intrusive and meaningless "software" every day. Stay away from this trash.

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v2.7 Beta on Apr 8, 2005

Pure garbage. Avoid this "toolbar."

phaedrusone

phaedrusone reviewed v2.7 Beta on Apr 4, 2005

hmm.. yea.. 4 comments with a 5 rating... suspiciously all use the same words "try this one out"... same writing style... "the best visual toolbar around" ... "5 years ahead of the pack" .... very suspicious...

AEGraber

AEGraber reviewed v2.6 Beta on Apr 1, 2005

The toolbar is an integrated part of my work toolset. The popup blocker works great giving me the opportunity to view and determine if the pop up is junk or valuable. The visual graphic bookmarks save me untold keystrokes and clicks when referring back to websites I use most saving me valuable time at work. The search results are always relevant and useful. I have used the toolbar since it was introduced in March of 2004 as a beta an upgraded every time. Each new version has added new features that were orders of magnitude better than the previous one. I am currently running the V2.6 beta that allows you to save bookmarks in a directory structure. The performance and speed of the latest toolbar is excellent.

At home I use the toolbar to perform research for projects and to manage my investment research sites.

It is very refreshing that the developer of this product is committed to protecting my privacy and maintains a very open NO SPYWARE policy in its product. That is very refreshing indeed.

Over all I give this product an A+ and recommend it!

2fast4>you

2fast4>you reviewed v2.6 Beta on Apr 1, 2005

What an innovative idea - a visual search function. No toolbar has convinced me more. A perfect visual Pop UP blocker and the genius idea to have “visual bookmarks”. Ok - I see 39 reasons to download it. Try it out...

dzinr

dzinr reviewed v2.6 Beta on Apr 1, 2005

Pictures are worth a thousand words! This is by far the best designed, visual toolbar on the market. It's evident that Viewpoint took the time to think this one through. It's easy to use. Try this one. You won't be disappointed.

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