Download The John Chow dot Com Toolbar


The John Chow dot Com Toolbar works for both Internet Explorer and FireFox and features Google powered search, RSS reader, live radio, weather report from your local area, Email notifier and a message feature that allows me to send you secret messages. This is perfect for a secret contest. 😈

The Toolbar features a big John Chow dot Com button that when pushed, takes you to John Chow dot Com. How cool is that? Your favorite blog is only a button push away! Download the John Chow dot Com Toolbar today and keep an eye out for that secret message. The Toolbar requires Windows 2000/XP/Vista and comes with an uninstaller in case you don’t like it.

Download John Chow dot Com Toolbar

94 thoughts on “Download The John Chow dot Com Toolbar”

  1. Sudarshan says:

    WOW another good work of john chow….so does this support firefox and chow please explain its features 😎

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes it was designed for Firefox. Download it and you’ll see all the features. 🙂

      1. I have to admit John, this is something I would have never expected from you ;), whats up…taking the bloggers to the next level? 😉

        I will give it a try and see how this works out.

        1. KingJacob says:

          I didnt know the next level was 2006, conduits been doing the free toolbar thing for a while.

        2. indyank says:

          lol…i will have my browser full of toolbars if every popular blog i vist are going to release their own toolbars…not sure whether there will be space to read the content 🙂 i will then have to revert to bookmarks…

      2. drt says:

        You said it was designed for FF? It works fine with my XP like your Vista, I guess.

      3. Collin says:

        Do we get John Chow rank for useing it

    2. LOL – OK… I think this is a bit too much John… 😆

      1. Yes, I agree. But awesome that you made your own plugin!

  2. so John, do you make any money when someone uses the search function on the toolbar to make any searches?
    I think you should have a contest for people to guess how much money you can make from it. =)

    1. John Chow says:

      I’ll have to check but I don’t think this makes me any money.

      1. Zac Johnson says:

        I would guess if you push the toolbar hard enough, it can make an extra $1-$2k a month.

      2. Karthik says:

        Lolz, if you are honestly not sure – it will.

      3. Garth says:

        You know it will make you money by using google search thing. That’s how Firefox makes millions of dollars a year. So please don’t even act like you’re not sure.

        1. John Chow says:

          I really didn’t know. The main reason for creating the toolbar was because it has my RSS on it. Shoemoney is going down! 😈

          1. Hahaha…that is hilarious reason, I like it though. Go JCHOW! 👿 👿 👿

      4. Hah, yeah right you didn’t look at that.

      5. I knew that evil John was working on something :mrgreen:
        But John, you can make money by placing one or two text link ad on the toolbar where there is a spare space. In that way, you could sell heaps more ads adding at least another $2000 to your income.

  3. JCYL says:

    3rd! :mrgreen: I’m getting this toolbar.

  4. nickycakes says:

    let me guess, john chow rss feed automatically subscribed 😈

    1. John Chow says:

      Evil at work. 😈

      1. this is evil lolll but so smart 👿 👿 a new fashion begins now

  5. I have seen this all around the net – very basis tool bar – If I didn’t have all these other tool bars on my FF browser I probably would download it to just play around with

  6. Zac Johnson says:

    I smell an onslaught of blogs coming out with their own toolbars now…

    1. Oh jeeze, I wonder what the John Cow toolbar would look like 🙄

      1. And how would be called is more important…the Moo bar? 💡

        1. Haha… or the Milk bar?

    2. lol – your right – I am currently workin gon mine!

  7. I am pretty anti-toolbar. i like to keep it simple with only using firefox live bookmarks. anything more would look like cluttter to me.

    1. Same here – only one I have is StumbleUpon

  8. Really cool John! How does the toolbar stand with Vista?

    1. John Chow says:

      I am using it with Vista right now. It works fine.

      1. Vista! John are you serious 😯 anybody who knows anything about comps knows that Vista is a piece of crap. It’ll be scraped within’ 18months. In and out just like Windows ME.

  9. Domtan says:

    This is quite impressive. It should also have “Contact John Chow” too. So those with a toolbar installed have a quicker contact priority. As an incentive to get users downloading.

  10. Does it work with Vista?

    1. Ah didn’t see your message above. Thanks.

  11. Darn John, I thought this was going to be some evil version of AGLOCO, seeing as how they kinda fell apart.

  12. Kiltak says:

    Woot! Spyware from John Chow? 😈

    j/k 🙂

    1. Gary Jones says:

      It’s no more spyware the google toolbar 😛

  13. Tammy says:

    i would just like to stay away from toolbars like these..
    They don’t provide any value, just increase browser load time and eat more resources..
    I would prefer to visit your site from my bookmark instead of toolbar:)

  14. Wow, the toolbar thing. I know you earn affiliate money through the Google search bar. Let us know how much you make off of that. Great way to increase your bottom line yet again. I’m sure there are lot of other things this bar will do for you too (rss readership?)

  15. Like Guitar Hero and Jeremy I must admit I am also anti-toolbar. I chose Linux and will buy a Mac for one reason only: it MUST work, and I need all the resources of my computer.

    No popups, no background hassles, no messengers announcing to everyone when I’m online. Send me a mail and I will reply a.s.a.p., but all the hassle of background utilities seems a bit like overdoing it.

    The next thing you will begin recommending is perhaps Agloco also? 🙂

    Sorry, but this is the first time I hand out a definite thumbs down to you, John.

    Anyway. Have a nice sunday everyone. 🙂

  16. Michael says:

    Sounds interesting. It may replace my google toolbar 🙂

    1. Wayne Liew says:

      This little toolbar won’t show your Google Page Rank though… 😛

  17. krillz says:

    so basically I get the same thing that google bar offers, but with a big fat text and secret messages….

    I’ll stick to the normal ones with my costume things on it.

  18. jennifer says:

    I use this toolbar for my blog. It is a cool and dif way for your readers to get your feed and stuff.

  19. JCYL says:

    John, I need all your readers!! Can you write a blog post for my blog please? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I give away tips for applying to medical schools. It may benefit your daughter too (if she’s interested). 😳

    1. Neil Duckett says:

      For $400 i`m sure he`ll gladly write a review.

      1. JCYL says:

        I know, but $400 is astronomical for a poor student like myself…. 👿

    2. Wayne Liew says:

      With a blogspot blog and a “commenting” way of contacting him, do you think he will entertain you? 😛

      1. Everyone should get a fair go no matter what.

  20. Frank C says:

    Secret message? Reminds me of A Christmas Story “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine. Ovaltine? A crummy commercial?” :mrgreen:

    I’m not a big fan of toolbars either. I’d suggest thinking outside the box and going for a Vista gadget or something along that line.

  21. Aibek says:

    Hey John, I am in the process designing one for my readers as well. Actually I wanted to tip you on this one, but seems you got there beforehand. 😥

    I think you can make it slightly better by adding some of your articles. For instance, ‘Money Makers’ list can definitely go there. This will give you readers a quick access to your main reference list. I have been readin your for more than a year now, and there a bunch of pages I visit on a regular basis. Having them on a toolbar would make things easier.

    Aibek 😉

  22. dian says:

    toolbar? that really new for a personal blog, subscribing to ur feed aren’t enough i guess.
    i’ll give it a try!

  23. Israel says:

    i was waiting to see when you were going to implement this. its about time.

  24. I just made my own toolbar FTW! 😛

  25. Collin says:

    And John Chow takes the lead. I will download it and look forward to seeing it in action.

  26. Carl says:

    So are you going to pay people a portion of your income based on how often they run the toolbar like Agloco?

    Oh wait, Agloco doesn’t pay anyone anything…

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself 😈

  27. Gdog says:

    Wow this is a surprise! All the JC addicts out there will love this. 🙂

  28. How much have you made so far John? As far as I remember conduit pays like 0.01/0.02 per search.

    1. John Chow says:

      I don’t know. I haven’t even signed up for their income program yet. Like I said, I did this because of the RSS.

      1. Nice move, after you win hopefully you can make some money 😈

  29. Etienne Teo says:

    That is one evil way to get your Rss jumping and i can see why you released that bar, it got you 1000 plus readers extra! :mrgreen: You are on the 11000 mark and going higher and higher each day!

    1. GPT Sites says:

      Yeah, but I don’t really like that a ton of his posts are just about RSS this month 🙁 .

  30. redwall_hp says:

    Look who’s discovered Conduit Toolbars. 😀 I experimented with them awhile back…before they were called Conduit even.

  31. Stephane says:

    Great! Just what the world needed: another toolbar! I love to fill my browser with toolbars!

    1. Wayne Liew says:

      Do you mean that everytime you switch on your browser, you are surfing toolbars instead of the Internet? :mrgreen:

  32. Super addition. Good job on the tool 🙂

  33. um i uninstalled it .. slowing up my whole browser it sucks sorry to say

    1. lyricsreg says:

      Do you use FF 2 ? I didn’t know anything could make it slower than it already is

  34. Ahnon says:

    Good bye to John Chow.
    The site was meant to teach us how to make money.
    But seem it has turned to making money from readers…

    1. Aren’t you the brave one? Won’t even enter your name?

      1. lyricsreg says:

        Hey John … add that “Anonymous coward” name for people like that 🙂

  35. Wow, this is really cool. I am building my own toolbar too at Thanks for the article. 💡

  36. Sudarshan says:

    Evil @ work LOL 😀

  37. James says:

    It is probably more useful than the Agloco toolbar.

  38. Wayne Liew says:

    Wait a minute, I didn’t know that we can make money and get RSS subscribers with our own toolbar… 😐

  39. lyricsreg says:

    Yeah … toolbars are the way to go 🙂

  40. warzone says:

    Toolbars are awesome. I will download and install this from you. Thanks a lot. 😀

  41. Aj says:

    Maybe John can be kind enough to show us how to make your own toolbar???

  42. starboykb says:

    John , I don’t think having a toolbar its a good idea. i already enjoy reading your post in RSS and from your website. So i hope you can release something more different than anyone else, like widgets stuffs.

  43. Nick Ramsay says:

    I’ll happily install a Vista gadget if you made one, but I’ll pass on the toolbar.

    1. Yeh! A Vista gadget will be great!

  44. Alex Kay says:

    LOL, this truly is evil marketing! 👿

  45. Bujes says:

    Another toolbar? I have about 5 toolbars already. Somebody needs to make toolbar with:
    – Stumble
    – PR
    – Torrent Search
    – Spelling check
    – John Chow button 😀

    1. You know that you can minimize them when you are not using them!

  46. Dot_Commie says:

    Why the hell would anyone install this toolbar? Are you people like little puppets? Following a guy and his blog , to the very end.. because you can’t think for yourselves?

    1. You visited this blog because you followed the advice of someone or something. So you are a puppet too. Yippee! We are all puppets! :mrgreen:

  47. Actually it is not really hard to build your own toolbar. I built one myself for my site called ‘Tech Help Videos’. You can see it here –

  48. John, does the Toolbar include Spyware? 😛

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