Yahoo! Axis is a browser extension that allows you to surf the internet with Yahoo! integrated search functions.
If you're a big Yahoo! user, the company that brought you the popular search engine and online community has just taken a big step in making your web search experience more convenient.
Yahoo! Axis is a browser extension that integrates into the bottom of your screen as a search bar. Type in your search query and it'll pull up relevant results in a pop-up that takes up the bottom one third of your browser screen. The reason for the size is that searching with Yahoo! Axis is a visual experience. You'll receive a strip of preview thumbnails on all sites your search query brings up.
If you see something you like on Yahoo! Axis, just click the white star to the right of your search box to add the site to your bookmarks for later viewing. You can also return to the Yahoo! Axis full-screen home page to browse through your favorites and sites you want to read at a later point in time.
Device syncing is also a great feature of Yahoo! Axis. You can sign in through multiple devices so you can essentially pick up anywhere you left off between your computer, mobile device, and even your iPad.
Unfortunately, Yahoo! Axis's search button can get annoying pretty quickly as it sits at the bottom of your browser screen, whether you're in the mood to use it or not. Accidentally sliding your mouse over it can also become disorienting, or even freeze up your browser in certain instances. It also doesn't include functions that show up in the iOS version like your search history.
Loyal Yahoo! users will appreciate the added functionality that comes with Yahoo! Axis, where others just might find the permanent browser search bar a bit irksome.Notes
Clicking the 'Download' button will take you to Yahoo's website where you can install the Axis browser extension.Pros
- Easy to use
- Fast loading search results
- Includes thumbnail site previews
- No option to hide search bar