Alternatives to CoolPreviews for all platforms with any license


Web / Online


  • ezLinkPreview icon


    Browse more efficiently: Preview links and images without leaving your current tab. Mouseover any link and click the 'ez' icon (or press ALT and mouseover link) to show the linked page in a separate preview overlay or split...

    Free Chrome Mac Windows Linux

    • Not as easy as CoolPreview and only for Chrome browser. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • It previews not just images and videos but also links. Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Hover Zoom icon

    Hover Zoom

    Enlarge thumbnails on mouse over. Works on many sites (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Reddit, Amazon, Tumblr, etc).

    Free Chrome Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS

    • Warning As written at , it seems to contain malware. Be careful!
  • Hover Free icon

    Hover Free

    Fork of Hover Zoom . Enlarge thumbnails on mouse over. Works on over 100 sites and is totally free from shady updates, ads or 3rd party tracking.

    Open Source Chrome Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No longer maintained, but still downloadable.
  • Interclue icon


    Interclue is the ultimate hyperlink multitool. Interclue provides a compact link preview along with optional extra information and next action buttons.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • Page Portal

    Open any link in a panel, this makes the page more temporary than a tab. Open a link in a portal do something fast, get some information, then trash it and go back to business.

    Free Windows

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