Yahoo couldn't have picked a better time to come out with its browser Axis, as we've been shopping around for a new love, after a difficult breakup with Google Chrome. So far, it's not love at first site. From our first impressions, Axis has a lot of quirks that we can't overlook. But, sometimes we need to let our potential romantic partners grow on us, right?
Yahoo introduced Axis -- an interesting name, reminiscent of Axis of Evil? Right? On the other hand, we do love a character-building name -- via the following explanatory video. Here we learn on a regular old computer, it acts more like an extension and less like its own entity. The tablet and phone versions, however, work on their own.
As we're the types who spend all day on computers, using browsers for our jobs that's almost a deal breaker. Adding it to a browser we already don't like means we still have to deal with our ex. It's like working with a former partner. (Cringe.) When added as an extension, the search bar shows up on the bottom left corner, a location that others have found just as annoying as we do. Placing it there obscures any activity that might go on down there. For example, The Atlantic Wire CMS has a delete button down there, which the browser has rendered useless.