By Appatit Inc.
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Zoom It is an on-screen magnifier that’s always available to give you a closer look at whatever you’re doing on your Mac. The Zoom It magnifying loupe stays at your fingertips via simple keyboard shortcuts, but it never interferes with your work or stops you from using all the shortcuts and commands you’re used to.
You can customize Zoom It shortcuts, keep the loupe on-screen, or just show it for a moment when you need it. The loupe moves naturally, centered over your cursor, and you can make it round, rectangular, big, or small, and zoom its magnification level up to 500%.
"I was pleasantly surprised with Zoom It. Considering the price, I had not really expected a lot from the app, but it didn’t just do exactly what I wanted, it also offered customization options to make it fit my personal needs." - mac.appstorm.net
"When small text comes along, you must Zoom It." - maclife.com
"Although your Mac will already have a zoom function built in, Zoom It is much sleeker and lets you magnify areas without loosing the rest of your screen." - HotMacApps.com
WITH ZOOM IT YOU CAN:
• Set the app to open when you start your Mac so that the magnifying loupe is always available but stays hidden until you want to use it.
• Use all of your usual keyboard shortcuts, trackpad controls, and mouse clicks at the same time as the loupe.
• Show the loupe temporarily with a simple keyboard shortcut.
• Keep the temporary loupe on-screen just by holding the Z key, and make it disappear by simply releasing the key.
• Use a simple shortcut to make the loupe stay on-screen permanently, without holding the Z key.
• Click, type, and select inside the magnified area.
• Choose between a round or rectangular loupe.
• Quickly change the size of the loupe.
• Easily adjust the amount of magnification, up to 500%
• Customize keyboard shortcuts for all Zoom It functions.
• Take a screenshot of what the Zoom It loupe is showing.
ZOOM IT IS GREAT FOR:
• Designers who need a closer look at layout and design elements, palettes, and tools.
• People who wear reading glasses or find themselves straining to see small elements on-screen.
• Project collaborators who need to send each other detailed screenshots.
• Presenters who want to highlight specific areas of an on-screen presentation for an audience.
Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later.
Using a very large loupe size requires more system resources. Insufficient RAM or working memory may cause slow performance.
What's New in Version 1.2.3
• Added compatibility with macOS Sierra.
• Bug fixes
Excellent. Magnifies exactly where you are pointing.
Love this app! It is great for anyone doing genealogy work, as it helps you magnify parts of a digitized image, or page, to check a name quickly without having to monkey with the +/- on-screen magnification of whatever site you are on. The advantage to this app is the instant "on/off" aspect of the magnification with just a keyboard stroke.
I don’t have the problem that EasyCall described in the Jan. 15 review. I tested what she was talking about, but no problems for me, it works exactly as I expect. I point my cursor at a certain word, and when I hit Option+Z, the loupe magnifies a circle around that word, with my cursor still pointing at the word in the exact center of the magnified area. If I move to the top of my screen, I can magnify anything at the top. Not sure what EasyCall is doing to cause his/her problem.
My only disappointment will not be shared by most users. I do a lot of presentations to genealogy groups, and was hoping to use this to be able to quickly “blow up” one particular part of a slide or photo onscreen. But for some reason, the magnification does not go through to the projected image. I can see it on my laptop screen, but it is not replicated through the projector onto the screen for attendees. Oh well, I still love it for use at home, and a friend bought it as soon as I demonstrated it to her on my laptop. THANK YOU to the developers. I will be promoting this in the genealogy world.
Not what I needed
I bought this app to use as a teaching aid when teaching how to use a particular photo-editing software in a classroom. Although the loupe does magnify well and make it easier for students to see the small print on the screen, it doesn’t loupe the exact area where my cursor is pointing, so I am unable to actually demonstrate the use of the software while using the loupe. I’m disappointed, but will likely still use it to at least show them the area I’ll be working in before minimizing back to normal for the actual work.
Also, since the loupe is magnifying the area below where my cursor actually is, I am unable to magnifity the very top of my screen.
This app would be great if it just magnified the area directly around your cursor and let you actually work with your cursor magnified.
VERY Grateful for this App!!!
I’ve been a loyal Mac user for over 30 years, and everything I heard about your eyesight going downhill after 50 is TRUE. Unfortunately, even with some good accessibility tools in the OS there are many apps, including the App Store, that do not allow for changing font sizes for those of us who just don’t have that clear sharp vision we used to. It’s frustrating!
But, this little app works like a charm! It’s easy to launch and gets out of my way quickly when I don’t need it.
The only suggestion I have is to allow changing the shape of the rectangle lens or making a third lens option that is about twice as long as it is high. There are times when I need to read something wide but don’t need the depth when I get the lens up to the right width. Other than that this app is perfect.
Also, I’m really impressed with the clarity of the zoomed image even at the highest zoom, which is significant! If you struggle to read tiny words on apps or websites this will save you a boatload of frustration!