Introducing Yahoo! Axis

It’s no secret that Yahoo has been falling behind in the Web search game. So it comes as a welcome surprise that the company has come out with a real innovation in the genre. Yahoo Axis has as its main mission to change search from a destination page that yields yet another page of ten blue links, to a browser companion that makes search part of your Web experience. The idea is to go from query directly to results, without the intervening page that lists a choice of links.

Axis takes the form of free mobile apps (iPad and iPhone now, Android later) that themselves double as browsers, and browser plugins for today’s popular Web navigating software. Besides fast access to result pages, another Axis fundamental is that all your devices and computers are synced, in terms of bookmarks and recent searches, if you choose to sign in. In particular, the mobile app makes excellent, intuitive use of touch gestures, while the browser plugins have their own HTML5 slickness, and mostly stay out of the way.

Yahoo shows off the features and integration from their new web browser Axis.

Following in Google’s footsteps search-giant Yahoo has created its own web browser simply titled Axis. Similarly to Google’s Chrome, Yahoo’s browser is heavily integrated with their search engine and allows for quick searches. One of the interesting aspects of Axis is the integration between desktops or laptops, iPhones and iPads.

According to Yahoo, if you look at a website on your desktop and then move on to your iPad or iPhone the website will be there for you to look at. You can see how it works in the demo above.

Axis is available for download now if you’re interested.

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