Yahoo Rolls Out Search Pad

    July 7, 2009

Yahoo has introduced its new Search Pad feature, which allows users to organize, save and share information they find while researching information online.

Search Pad works by automatically recognizing when users are doing research and allows them to collect information and websites found in their search results. Search Pad organizes information in one integrated notepad that stays with users as they search.

People can edit their notes and then print, save, email or share their Search Pad information with others. Users can also share their Search Pad documents on Facebook, Twitter, or Delicious.

"With Search Pad, Yahoo! is providing an elegant solution that understands when valuable research is being conducted and offers a way to effortlessly gather information in one place," said Larry Cornett, vice president of consumer products, Yahoo Search.

"Yahoo! Search Pad helps people make decisions, save their work, and share the best with friends and colleagues."

Search Pad Beta

Highlights of Search Pad include:

1) Automatic Research Detection: Understands research intent to initiate note-taking;

2) Simple Collecting: Tightly integrated into the search experience; once research begins, it automatically collects visited websites and thumbnails;

3) Organize: Easily manages research into a coherent document for quick reference with capabilities that include free form note entry, drag & drop, auto-attribution of the URL for pasted notes, and save/delete of notes and documents;

4) Share: Provides simple and useful ways to share work with friends and colleagues via print, email, publish, and a number of social networks.

The Search Pad feature can be accessed at in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina.