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Yahoo is all set to launch Search Pad for the public, as gathered from the people familiar with the company’s plans. Search Pad is a search feature that Yahoo has been developing with the primary intent of assisting the users in storing and organizing their search results.
Search Pad allows users to save and take notes on search results for future reference and visits. Yahoo has been testing this since February. Infact February happens to be the same month during which Yahoo revealed this feature. Larry Cornett, Yahoo Search’s Vice President said:
Introducing Search Pad, a new feature we’re testing on Yahoo! Search that helps you keep track of websites and take notes whenever you do research online. It intelligently understands when you’re in research mode and, if you choose, collects information about the sites you visit. You can create research documents with saved websites, edit and reorder your personal notes, and share them with friends. No more handwritten scrawls, Post-Its or scattered documents. And you can access them from wherever you are.
Search Pad is on the lookout for users performing research based searches by focusing on the patterns in the search queries. These search queries include ski vacations, cheap lift tickets, weather Colorado. It then prompts the user and asks them whether they want to save the results. If the answer is yes, Search Pad saves the user clicked links onto a separate screen where user also has the option to write a note related to the link such as economical vacation packages. Any user who is logged in can access their precious and saved links and even share them with their buddies.
Yahoo during the testing period has made a few changes more on the refinement side. But sadly that is all we know and not the essential details.
Yahoo will be hoping that this feature does wonder for them and maintain if not increase their market share. What will be the ultimate result only time will tell.