My Mac360 assignment for Monday was to find a free Mac utility that was unique, out of the ordinary, something everyone could use, but few knew about it. Well, that took time so here it is another day, but I’ve got just the ticket you need.
Browsing the interwebs in Safari is a pleasure except when you come to a website loaded with images, thumbnails of stories or news, links to images, links to videos, even links to other websites– and you don’t know what’s at the other end of the click. What to do?
No Click To View
Safari has a few thousand extensions which do this or that, but few of them do what HoverSee does. Hover over a specific image, video, or link, and get a few of what’s at the other end, or a larger view of image or video.
What you get for free is a feature you probably would vote for Apple to put into Safari. HoverSee lets you move the mouse pointer or screen pointer over an item on a website; images, links, photos, videos– and view them as a preview.
This is a handy option because it helps you to see what you would get if you click a link or simply need to view a photo or video without actually going to another website.
There’s nothing really new in HoverSee (once known as HoverZoom which is a bit more descriptive). Hover your screen pointer over a link, photo, or image, and get a preview.
That list includes the obvious sites– Google Play, Google Maps, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, and many others. Once you start using HoverSee you begin to realize just how valuable a preview can be. Hover over links to see where the link actually goes without having to click off the page you’re viewing first.
That can be very handy. And it’s priced right, too.