Yahoo! Axis, a new browser introduces a fundamentally new way to search and browse the web on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and a desktop browser as a plug-in. In its simplest form, Axis is a mobile browser for iPhone and iPad, and a desktop plugin for HTML5-enabled browser including: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari that removes the friction from getting you to the content you want.
Yahoo! Axis comes equipped with handy features that unify searching and browsing. For example, one-step search lets you preview and interact with visual search results without ever leaving the page you're on. It's the end of the back button! And, through combined search and URL box, you will instantly start seeing the page previews of results and sites as you type common searches.
"With Axis, we are also moving away from the plain ten blue links to give a richer, more visual search experience by surfacing the page previews of results instantly as you type, letting you see the page before ever clicking on it. You're no longer forced to dive into a sea of blue text links," Yahoo said.
Axis also includes a personalized home page that contains your most recently visited sites, bookmarks and articles you plan to read later. This personalized home page stays with you across your desktop, iPad and iPhone, keeping what's important to you in one easy, centralized spot. No matter what device you started on, you can easily pick up where you left off when you switch devices.
Axis also let iPhone and iPad users swip to quickly get from one search result to the next, a bar that combines the search box and address bars into one, and sharing so you can easily post any page you're viewing to Twitter or Pinterest.
Axis on the desktop, is a small search box that sits in the lower left corner of your HTML5 browser window that goes with you where you go. "Simply start typing into it and it expands into a visually rich and powerful search experience providing the same visually stunning page previews, instant answers, and rich images," explains Yahoo.
Axis also lets you easily connect all of your devices together. "Simply start browsing on one device and seamlessly continue onto another. You can access a site you bookmarked from your iPhone on your iPad or Desktop, or go to your own personalized home page, no matter where you are or what device you're on."
Watch the video walksthrough to see how Axis saves you time whether on the desktop, mobile or tablet device: