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Everybody hates Snap Preview

After my recent rather spirited rant about, I started paying more attention to blog posts about their “preview feature”. The posts seem to fall into roughly two categories:

  • People that only just heard about it and think “oh neat” and install it on their site.
  • People that have been annoyed by it so many times opt out of the damned thing and/or remove it from their site.

And now that even Robert Scoble finally removed Snap’s preview from his blog, I feel like an early adopter.

Now. I’m pretty sure there is a market for this tool. It is a neat little feature after all, just in the wrong place, interfering with your browsing experience. There just must be a number of scenarios where it would be a real help. I can’t imagine one right now, but I bet the developers at are working hard to come up with something. Wish them luck!


  1. christian wrote:

    There’s this one site, I don’t remember which one, where there’s a whole list of WordPress-templates, only linked to, but no pictures. So, there it was nice to have, but only because the inital list was… useless.

    Otherwise I opted out, these things are way too annoying.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 15:32 | Permalink
  2. Matthias wrote:

    Yes, that would be a good place for a snap preview, but then again you’d want it as a browser extension/plugin so you can turn it on/off as you please.

    I just found a posting where Lorelle on WordPress mentions a couple weeks ago how to turn off Snap Preview for blogs, so I did that on my blog too.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 17:55 | Permalink