Yahoo! Instant Search (Instant Answer?)

Wow, this is slick. Before you’re even done typing, your answer is there in front of you. Don’t bother hitting “Search” or reaching for your mouse. No page refresh, just your answer, instantly.

(Plus, it’s a nice use of AJAX to improve the user experience.)

Instantly find the weather
Instantly check scores
Instantly check stocks
Instantly map an address
Instantly eat
Instantly convert

It works for a bunch of other “shortcuts” too, and I’m sure the list is ever-growing. Let me know if you have a good idea for a new one.

What do you think about this feature? Seems like a vastly more delightful user experience to me.

(Once again, Charlene Li has the scoop.)