Point N See
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Point N See lets you magnify a portion of the screen to read fine print or magnify an image.
  • When you open Point N See, you see a small Control Panel and a larger Display Window; the Display Window shows a magnified and dynamic view of the screen surrounding the mouse. There is an option to add crosshairs to the Display Window.
  • In Normal Mode, the Display Window shows a magnified and dynamic view of the screen surrounding the mouse; in Fixed Mode, the Display Window monitors a fixed spot on the desktop, freeing the mouse for other purposes.
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What's New
Version 3.2.2:
  • Bug fix
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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+7

Anguka reviewed on 02 Aug 2013
Very useful app.; small, clean quick and efficient. Does exactly as claimed.

And recently had cause to thank the developer for extremely prompt and effective help.
[Version 3.2.2]


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Melman Flink reviewed on 15 Jun 2011
Love it!

Great addition to the OS X toolbox. For me, this has more uses than I could even begin to explain.

Only problem is the cost. : )
[Version 1.4.1.0]

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Custom Solutions Of Maryland (developer) replied on 16 Jun 2011
Sometimes I like to read a book while keeping an eye on the stock market. With the browser displaying http://money.cnn.com/ or equivalent I can see the current S&P but the font is too small when the MacBook Pro is on the table next to me. I use Point N See in Fixed Mode to display that part of the screen magnified enough to see across the room and my mouse is free to answer messages when I want.

Paul Young, CSoM
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The X commented on 28 Nov 2008
For most people, this software is slightly pointless. On all Mac's you can now hold hold Ctrl, and then scroll up and down to zoom in on the screen. Much faster than opening an app, and totally integrated to the system!
[Version 1.3]

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easer replied on 16 Dec 2008
As has been noted elsewhere, the main problem with this is that Apple's zoom magnifies the entire screen. Sometimes you only want to magnify a portion of the screen.
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gcoghill commented on 29 Nov 2007
Needs a global keyboard shortcut to activate/deactivate, as well as hide/show the main zoom window. Also an option to allow the zoom viewer to float above all other widows.

Otherwise, pretty handy.
[Version 1.1.1]


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+24

Phaleron reviewed on 20 Jan 2007
My sincere gratitude to the developer for making this useful, and very much appreciated tool free. I have a real problem with the older Adobe app palettes which seem to be smaller than norm, and which, on a res-ed up screen are impossible to see. I have been using the Assistive devices display command to magnify the numbers till now which is very, very time-consuming, but this should help immensely.

If it can be further modified and used out of the dock or the menubar it will be perfect.

Thank you.
[Version 1.1]


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Vasilis tipped on 18 Jan 2007
Almost perfect. The only thing it needs is (an option for) a horizontal and a vertical pixel line in the Display Window
[Version 1.0]


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ochyming commented on 18 Jan 2007
Apple pixie.app does this.
But you would have to instal the developer package.
So thanks.
[Version 1.0]


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T-Smith rated on 23 Oct 2013

[Version 3.2.2]


Downloads:9,029
Version Downloads:1,547
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:02 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Point N See lets you magnify a portion of the screen to read fine print or magnify an image.
  • When you open Point N See, you see a small Control Panel and a larger Display Window; the Display Window shows a magnified and dynamic view of the screen surrounding the mouse. There is an option to add crosshairs to the Display Window.
  • In Normal Mode, the Display Window shows a magnified and dynamic view of the screen surrounding the mouse; in Fixed Mode, the Display Window monitors a fixed spot on the desktop, freeing the mouse for other purposes.
  • From the Control Panel you can Show or Hide the Display Window, turn crosshairs on/off, and choose magnification between 1.0 and 5.0 in 0.1 steps. Adjust settings, drag the Control Panel out of the way on the desktop, and click on the small triangle to make the Control Window as small as possible.
  • Drag the Display Window where you want (drag the bottom right corner to change its shape).
  • Close Point N See by clicking on the Control Panel's (red) close button.
  • Control Panel settings, positions for the Control Panel and the Display Window, and the Display Window's size are saved between sessions.


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