Yahoo released Axis, its take on what an iOS browser should be like, at least one focused on searching, a couple of months ago. The app was quite interesting, if only because it tried something new. Now, Axis 1.1 is here with several new features for mobile searchers.
For one, you can open links in new tabs. This seems like a no-brainer, but the feature was missing in the initial release.
No more, now, pressing on a link presents three options, open the link in the current tab, open it in a new tab or simply copy the link.
Axis 1.1 also comes with an improved Private Browsing Mode. Private browsing means that the websites you visit will leave no traces on your iPhone or iPad. In Yahoo Axis' case, this means cookies are cleared as soon as you finish the private browsing session.
A new option is the ability to keep your current tabs open when you go into Private Browsing or, alternatively, to close them all. However, any bookmarks you save during Private Browsing will be preserved when you end the session and will also be synced to all of your devices.
"Easily identify secured web sites before entering in personal information, such as login or credit card information. With the new lock graphic, which is displayed in the Axis title bar on secured web sites, you’ll be able to more easily keep your information safe and share it only with trusted sites," Yahoo explained
another new feature which indicates that you're visiting a site over an encrypted connection.
Speaking of encryption, all browser data, that means browsing history, bookmarks and so on, will be stored in an encrypted form on the device making it significantly harder for a third-party app to highjack it. Finally, the Yahoo Axis app
should be faster and snappier overall.