No doubt Google is king of search engines, but Yahoo is hoping that their lastest product can help reclaim a chunk of the lucrative pie. Called the Yahoo! Axis, it offers “a faster, smarter search with instant answers and visual search previews”. Basically, it take’s Google’s Instant Preview feature to the next level with a more friendly (and attractive) user interface. It works on your web browser via a plugin and on iOS as well, thanks to the release of the Yahoo! Axis app. Aside from a highly intuitive browsing experience, its main highlight is that Axis is made to work seamlessly across various platforms. So if you bookmark a particular site on your iPad, it’ll appear on your desktop and iPhone as well. Even the most recently visited page will be waiting for you as you jump from one device to the next. The web browser is free to download and so far very well received by iOS users. Check out the demo video below and see how it all works.
Yahoo!, Yahoo! Axis – A Search Browser - Free
Yahoo! Axis is a new browser that redefines what it means to search and browse the web on your iPhone, iPad, and even your desktop.
Axis offers the only one-step search experience that allows you to enter your search, see and interact with the results, and find what you need without ever leaving the page you are on. Plus, it includes rich, visual snapshots of each result so you can preview the site before you visit it. Axis finds your answers fast and always keeps you moving forward.
Axis is also the only mobile browser that works with your favorite desktop browser (via a plug-in) to automatically connect your online experiences across all your devices. Your bookmarks and recently visited pages are always available wherever you need them. Set a bookmark on your iPad and it will automatically appear on your iPhone and desktop, or seamlessly jump from one device to another and pick up from wherever site you left off.
★ Smarter, Faster Search:
Axis gives you instant answers so you can continuously discover and explore content without interruption. You will never have to leave the page you are on to view your search results again.
★ Connected Experience:
Axis allows you to pick up wherever you left off as you move across your desktop, iPhone, and iPad. It makes your recently visited sites, saved articles, and bookmarks automatically accessible across all your devices.
★ Personal Home Page:
Axis centralizes your online life with a customizable Home Page that provides direct access to your favorite sites and content across all your devices.