I hadn’t been to Yahoo search in a long time and was surprised today when I was checking a link. A Google Gears permission box popped up on the screen.
On further investigation I found that Yahoo is using Google Gears for it’s new Search Pad feature which will allow you to take notes and store them while searching on Yahoo.
According to the search pad help page;
Search Pad is a note-taking application that automatically tracks and organizes sites you find on Yahoo! Search to help you complete important tasks such as buying a car or planning a trip.
Search Pad definitely looks like a cool feature because more often than not, people end up taking notes while researching through search. Search Pad pretty much does it all.
Once you have created notes you can then email or share them with others. This makes sharing research among several people a breeze.
Have you tried out the new search pad? What do you think about it? Do let me know.