Yahoo Launches Axis Browser For iOS And Chrome, And It Actually Doesn’t Suck

Yahoo Launches Axis Browser For iOS And Chrome, And It Actually Doesn’t Suck

Just when we thought the browser popularity contest had finally been settled (Chrome, the victor), a new browser tool has arrived on the scene. Its name is Axis, it is a product of Yahoo, and—surprisingly—it does not suck. In fact, it’s actually kinda cool.

The main novelty, so far as I can tell, is its expedited search/result process. Rather than present you with a list of links to weed through, with Axis, pressing ‘Enter’ brings you directly to the page/s—or rather, the page/s straight to you.

There are versions for both iPad and iPhone, and extensions/plug-ins for the desktop browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

There is one thing about Axis, though, that may be a deal-breaker for me and my colleagues. Axis’s search bar appears in the lower left-hand corner of the page, completely covering the ‘Save’ and ‘Preview’ buttons in our CMS and rendering it impossible to save a post. At this point, it doesn’t look like the search-bar location is customizable, though further investigation may prove otherwise (Work functionality aside, it’s still a great option for mobile browsing.) I’ll update if anything changes.

Have any of you tried it yet? What do you think? [Axis via CNet]