Yahoo! Axis, a visually rich new search browser that was launched in May this year, today reveived updates on the desktop and iOS including enhanced performance.
First up the desktop browser plug-in adds "Close Option," that now, let you close Axis with a simple click on any web page so that it never interferes with your browsing experience. By clicking on the 'X,' Axis will disappear on the page.
To make Axis visible again, simply reload the page or navigate to a new page.
New features added to Yahoo! Axis on iOS include:
- Opening links in new tabs: Now, whenever you press down on a link, Axis gives you the option of opening the link in your current tab, in a new tab or simply copying the link. Navigating web sites just got a lot smoother in Axis.
- Private Browsing Mode on iPhone and iPad -- when activated, "Axis will not store cookies or web site browsing so you can keep your Axis experiences private," Yahoo said. With private browsing mode, "you also have the option to keep all your tabs open or close all tabs when you enter or exit the mode. Bookmarks created during 'Private Browsing Mode' will be preserved and will be shown along with the regular bookmarks, across all devices," Yahoo informed.
- Secured Site Lock: The new lock graphic, which is displayed in the Axis title bar on secured web sites, let you keep your information safe and share it only with trusted sites.
- Increased Security: Axis data, such as search history, browsing history and bookmarks, "is now encrypted locally to keep you and your personal information even more secure," Yahoo adds.
Check out the new version here.