The past few years, I’ve just gotten used to watching Yahoo’s slow death— watching as they acquire companies in a desperate bid to try and stay relevant, only to fuck everything up. The last thing I expected at this point was for Yahoo to release a browser. Even more unexpected is that it would actually be pretty decent.
Okay, so the mobile version of Yahoo Axis is pretty damn good. The desktop version is mainly just a browser add-on that adds some pretty neat real-time search and bookmark syncing, but the mobile is where it’s at.
Using your Yahoo ID, you can sync bookmarks across a variety of devices and read articles later, which is a function that sometimes requires other add-ons or services in other browsers. Like I said, the desktop version isn’t quite as cool, but the mobile version, for iOS and Android, does provide some neat functionality such as the aforementioned syncing, as well as a great way to search, all done in a very intuitive and unobtrusive sort of way. Not only is the search bar nice, but I like how you can quickly switch from mobile to desktop view. Little things.
It may or may not take off, but it definitely shows that Yahoo is still trying and that eventually they get it right.