How to create your own browser toolbar

July 1st, 2016

Browser toolbars can be icons in strips, various menus or other buttons which are made to enhance the functionality of the browser, save your time and increase your productivity if used for work. You may really need a specific function toolbar button or menu on your browser which will save you effort and time of performing another action while browsing and working.

This is the reason why so many companies choose to develop their own brand toolbars to help engage the employees and enhance their work productivity. But how are the toolbars made, and how easy is it to develop one by yourself?


Developing add-ons for Mozilla Firefox

Firefox add-ons are be developed for extending or improving its functionality, adding new features, changing the appearance and content on some websites, etc.  They can be developed with JavaScript, CSS and HTML as well as some JavaScript APIs. There are two methods for developing add-ons for Firefox – the WebExtensions API or the Add-on SDK, which can be used to developing them and testing and packaging the apps.


Developing add-ons for Mozilla Firefox


Developing browser extensions for Internet Explorer

To develop shortcut menu extensions, browser helper objects, explorer bars or other toolbars, you need to create a COM DLL, executable form or script for the functionality of the toolbar and add it to the registry of the browser.


Developing add-ins for Chrome

To create your own Chrome add-on, you do need to be comfortable with using HTML, JavaScript, CSS and create a manifest file with the appropriate content and add all other necessary files to the extension package.


Chrome add-on


Is developing your own browser toolbar too complicated for you?

The development of your own browser toolbar or other extension may seem overwhelming or be a quite complicated task, especially if you are not familiar with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and don’t have any programing skills.

But thankfully, BestToolbars comes to the rescue with its ToolbarStudio, which allows you to develop any kind of browser extension or dynamic toolbar in just a few minutes, and without requiring you have any programming skills. ToolbarStudio can create toolbars which are cross-compatible for Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Opera.  This tool will allow you to develop your customized toolbar, update it, install it and uninstall it. It can add your company’s logo to create a branded browser toolbar, add as many buttons and menus as you want, apply search and links integration and add over 20 plugins (such as e-mail checker, RSS, etc.)

The ToolbarStudio offers multilingual support, and there is a trial version package available which can be downloaded for free, so that you can try it out for yourself.




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