Yahoo! has decided to get their toes wet into the browser business, with a new plugin/browser combo called Yahoo! Axis. Designed as a plugin for desktop browsers that connects to an iOS app, it’s a redesigned search engine and page saver all in one.
A key part of the experience is that as you search, instead of just generating a text list of all the results, Yahoo! Axis creates thumbnails of each of the pages, too. Google’s been doing something similar for a while, but in addition to the normal results, not as a replacement.
Search results, saved pages, and more are all shared between iPhone, iPad, and desktop.
Yahoo! was for a time the king of internet searches, so it’ll be interesting to see if this regains them any of the crown.