Yahoo just went where other search engines have gone before. It just introduced a new tool called Search Pad that allows users to save links, type notes, copy and paste web content and to share all that information via email, if that’s the user’s wish.
In limited release, the tool rolled out to some users today, but won’t be broadly available for a few months.
Yahoo’s announcement comes in the wake of Google saying it will mothball its own notebook feature. Other players, including Evernote and Zoho, have similar offerings, as does Ask.com. Oh, and Microsoft is testing Thumbtack. It’s a trend!