I think this little web application is rather cool. Snap Preview Anywhere allows you to see the website before you visit it. All you have to do is hover your mouse pointer over the link and a box will appear, displaying an image of the site.
The service is free for anyone who signs up and the installation is such a breeze that even Alvin can install it. The preview box shows up within seconds. I guess that depends if the preview is in their database or not but the wait isn’t long.
There was a note saying that this doesn’t work for MySpace but when I hovered over my friend’s MySpace link, it displayed a preview. Maybe MySpace has that enabled. Or it could be another one of those exploit things. Either way, this preview feature is cool so I’m going to have it up for a while and see how well it is. I don’t have too many external links on my site so I’m not sure how useful it is. If the preview images are very recent, that would be a good way check up on site updates before actually going to the site.