When we first saw Yahoo's new online research tool Search Pad, we noted that it looked like an online researchers dream. Now the previously closed-to-most-of-the-public tool is available to all comers.
I've included the demo video above (it's the same one we featured before) simply because it does such a bang-up job of walking through the app's feature set. As you can see, the tool (built into Yahoo search) is designed to detect when you start researching a topic, then offers to keep track of your research for you. As you can tell from the video, Search Pad looks particularly well suited for trip planning.
Unfortunately I'm not having any luck getting Search Pad to spring into action on any of my searches yet (is there a way to use Search Pad without waiting for you to "notice" that I'm doing research, Yahoo?), but presumably it'll roll out to everyone today. If you've got access and give it a go, let's hear how you like it in the comments.
Unveiling Yahoo! Search Pad [Yahoo Search Blog]