All About the New Google Bar
Google is certainly busy in rolling out changes in design for its web-services. We all witnessed the changes in UI (User Interface) for major services like Gmail and YouTube, Maps, News, Translate. On the other hand, Google had to shutdown other services like Buzz and friends Connect.
The new make-over affects the upper bar which you always see atop your search pages, Gmail and all of Google's services. They have redesigned the bar to make it more easier for the user. The new Google bar is not implemented live, but you can still have it with just few steps. Read here on how you can get the new Google bar.
The previous version of the bar, or to say the current version with a black strip, has all the links for its navigation including links to maps, images, news etc. All of this has been combined into a drop-down option in the new bar.
Instead of the horizontal black bar at the top of the page, you’ll now find links to your services in a new drop-down Google menu nested under the Google logo. They'll show you a list of links and you can access additional services by hovering over the “More” link at the bottom of the list. Click on what you want, and you’re off.
This drop-down list looks more appealing than the previous one, but users have to go through some extra clicks to navigate through.
The right side of the bar contains the user's share box. The share box helps users to directly share the links from Google search pages to their Google+ social network profiles. This feature gets a thumbs up as it works similarly to Facebook's Share button.
The new bar will appear in all of the Google services including major services like Gmail, Maps, Videos, Images, Search and Translate. The bar will help users to navigate quickly between its services, as well as share the right stuff with the right people easily on Google+.
There will likely be a mixed response to the change. If you tried the trick given in the link above, share your views in the comments below.