Early reports suggest that while Axis shines on mobile, its desktop experience is lacking. Yahoo ran into some technical difficulties early on when it had to disable its Chrome extension due to security concerns.
Despite a bumpy launch, Axis does have some redeeming qualities. It’s designed to let you move seamlessly between your devices. It connects your online experiences as you move from your iPad to iPhone so you can easily continue where you left off.
While we don’t see Axis replacing your current search tools, at least on desktop, it does appear to be a powerful addition to your mobile browsing experience. Unfortunately, those of you using Android or Windows phones will have to hold out a while longer.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.