HoverSee
HoverSee
4.1.4

5.0

HoverSee free download for Mac

HoverSee

4.1.4
05 November 2019

Mouse-over to images to enlarge them.

Overview

HoverSee Safari Extension (was HoverZoom) lets you hover your mouse over images or links to enlarge photos or to preview videos and websites. A brief description is displayed with the preview when available

Types of Enhanced Content:
  • Thumbnail images (Facebook, Google, news sites, etc.)
  • Links to image galleries (Flickr, Imgur, etc.)
  • Links to videos (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Direct links to images
  • Links to any website (If enabled by the user)

What's new in HoverSee

Version 4.1.4:
Fixed:
  • Bug related to Facebook support
  • Issue where Maximize Key (Shift) would engage maximize even when Hide Key (Command) was held
Improved:
  • Dark mode support
  • Support for Facebook, Reddit
  • Internal settings storage for better performance and future functionalityy

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16 HoverSee Reviews

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Robio
28 March 2017

Most helpful

I can't live without this plug-in. Saves me soon many clicks.
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Version 2.1
Robio
28 March 2017
I can't live without this plug-in. Saves me soon many clicks.
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Version 2.1
hwgray
28 February 2016
What everyone else below has said. If you zooming in is useful to for whatever reason, get this! And the price unbeatable. That someone would author a tool so useful and not even charge the token $0.99 is, well, a nice thing to do!
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Version 2.0
Aargl
10 November 2014
Great extension, constantly updated. There's only one more feature I miss, it's a "true maximize" setting, I mean the ability to scale the zoomed image to the size of the screen, not necessary full screen, but for small images to expand to the height of the screen, not only to the maximum size of the picture. Until recently, I was able to do something similar with Centerimages, a great extension too, which is not as regularly updated as HoverZoom is, unfortunately, and is currently not working anymore in 10.9.5. Thanks. :-)
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Version 1.8
Quantumpanda
18 May 2014
Thanks for adding the zoom-hiding hotkey! With that, plus the tip you gave me in April about the maximize hotkey, HoverZoom now does everything I need it to do! Accordingly, I have bumped my review up to a full 5 stars. I can't say it often enough: developers who are responsive to their users' needs are awesome. Now that HoverZoom is perfect ;-) , let me put a bug in your ear for something that might make it even more perfect. Currently, you can set HZ to zoom only while a hotkey is pressed OR zoom unless a hotkey is pressed. Would it be difficult to add the ability to have whatever default one has chosen be reversed on a particular site? For instance, suppose I have it set to always zoom on hover, and hide the zoom when I press Command. What I'm asking about would let me set HZ to reverse it for, say, google.com, so that on that domain, the zoom would be hidden unless I pressed Command, but on other domains it would still zoom unless I pressed Command. I don't know how difficult that would be to add. But I'd be willing to pay for that additional feature. Even without it, though, HoverZoom is still pretty much perfect, and I will continue to sing its praises and recommend it everywhere.
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Version 1.7
Quantumpanda
20 February 2014
I must admit, I love this extension. Being free makes it doubly awesome. What it does is so simple that there just isn't much to say about it in that regard except that it just works. The one thing that would make it better would be if it borrowed a few features from the Chrome extension of the same name (which is a completely unrelated project). Specifically, I'd like to see it adopt two of the Hotkey features the Chrome extension provides: a hotkey to temporarily disable the zoom, and a hotkey to save the full-size image to your downloads folder. The value of a temporary zoom cancel is that sometimes I don't want the images to be continually zooming when the mouse is hovering over them. For example, if I'm in a Google Image Search or browsing someone's Flickr Photostream, I don't want the zoom to keep trying to pop up every I pause while scrolling the page—I want to look over the thumbnails first to choose an image to zoom. Two types of hotkeys would help here: a toggle hotkey to turn on or off all zooming, and a disable-while-pressed hotkey to prevent zooming while it's pressed. As for a save hotkey, that would allow one to bypass the need to load the next page to save a copy of an image locally. If I'm browsing, say, Deviant Art, with the current Safari extension, I can zoom the thumbs to get a good look at the image, but if I want to save it locally, I have to click through to the image's page to get the full-size image—saving by context menu will just capture the thumbnail. In the Chrome extension, I can press the save hotkey while hovering and it will save the full-size image locally without having to click through. I am well aware that the two extensions have no connection or relation to each other except the name, but as the Chrome extension is open sourced with free permission to adapt and distribute, it would be really nice to see some of its features brought into the Safari extension. I had considered making a conversion myself, but I'm not yet strong enough in Javascript and extension-building to figure out what needs changed between Chrome and Safari to make it work.
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Version 1.6
2 answer(s)
Side Tree Software
Side Tree Software
10 April 2014
The hotkey suggestion is a great one that will be looked into. As for saving the current image. You can use the maximize hotkey (default is Shift key) and then drag the zoomed image or right-click and save. Appreciate the feedback!
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Quantumpanda
Quantumpanda
10 April 2014
Thanks for the tip on the maximize hotkey. I never considered trying to use that to save the full-size image. Are there any other hidden features that aren't obvious? :-)
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badbadger
17 February 2014
A lot of new features, but still does not work on most pages in the domain imdb.com - only on the first main page is ok, but deeper is not working.
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Version 1.6
1 answer(s)
badbadger
badbadger
05 May 2014
Version 1.7 works great on IMDb.com already. Cool.
Like (1)
Reddog99
08 November 2013
Seems to stopped working in 10.9... I'm going to miss this.
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Version 1.5
1 answer(s)
Sheagirl
Sheagirl
16 December 2013
Stopped working for me also. But I deleted the extension and reinstalled and it is working now although not quite a fast as before? Anyway hope the dev updates soon but works OK for me after reinstall on 10.9.
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pedrotaquelim
12 May 2013
It changes the way you surf the web (in a more convenient way). I think that's the best compliment to this useful extension.
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Version 1.5
Jazzyguy
23 December 2012
It works fine!
Like (2)
Version 1.4
Fotodivr
15 October 2012
version on the developer's website is for 1.3.2 - don't see a location to download version 1.3.3 Nice extension - works as advertised.
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Version 1.3.3
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
15 October 2012
While their home page isn't updated, the version we have on MU is 1.3.3. You can also see it listed on the dev's page here http://sidetree.com/extensions/HoverZoom_changes.html
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  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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