Yahoo launched a new search note feature on Tuesday that allows Yahoo searchers to take and save notes as they visit various websites.

Search Pad service, an online notebook for saving and sharing notes, links and Web site content when conducting research using the company's search engine.

The service which was first announced in February, allows users to make summaries, links and thumbnails of visited Web pages which are then aggregated on Search Pad, creating an easy and interactive reference point.

Users are not limited to just copying and pasting text from Web pages to Search Pad either. Original notes can be written to amend notes and add greater context.

Once information has been gathered on Yahoo's Search Pad, it can be e-mailed to another user with just a few clicks of a button.

It is not the first Web notebook, similar tools like Google Notebook - which the company has stopped developing -and JetEye have been around, but the user needs to show that it wants Web content to be saved. Meanwhile, Yahoo's Search Pad watches what the user does (as long as they're doing it on Yahoo), and, according to Yahoo VP of Consumer Experience Larry Cornett, uses deep science to recognize when someone is doing research.

Yahoo made the service available to people in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina.

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