Zoom It
Zoom It
1.2.4

4.3

Zoom It free download for Mac

Zoom It

1.2.4
20 July 2017

On-screen magnifier.

Overview

Zoom It is an on-screen magnifier that is always available via simple keyboard shortcuts. You can customize Zoom It shortcuts, keep the customizable magnifying loupe on-screen, or just show it for a moment when you need it.

What's new in Zoom It

Version 1.2.4:
  • Bugs fixed
  • Memory issue fixed

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Lvdoc
14 November 2011

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It is 99 cents. However, it also works (at least in SL; haven't tried it in Lion). It has plenty of customization options. I've wanted a program like this for a very long time. The older you get, the more you need stuff like this. I don't want to lose a ton of screen space by changing the resolution; and sometimes it's simply annoying to zoom/magnify the entire screen when all I want is to magnify a small portion of it. So, yes, there are free or built-in options that can do some of what this program does. If this is the kind of program you're looking for, though, I can say it's worth it.
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Version 1.0
gigadivamail
16 November 2019
Apple App Store says the app is not available. What is going on?
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Version 1.2.4
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Viktor MacUpdate
Viktor MacUpdate
16 November 2019
Unfortunately, there is no information about this on developer's website. They still link to the same Mac App Store link, the one that does not function. There's not much anyone can do about it, except the original dev.
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Version 1.2.4
Cal
10 October 2019
Has Zoom It been upgraded for Catalina?
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Version 1.2.4
Sampler
26 March 2018
Zoom It was one of my most-used utilities, but I uninstalled it some years ago after discovering the memory leak noticed by others. I found no workable substitute; OS X's built-in zoom options are embarrassingly cumbersome. For example, you have to go through three successive menus to change the Loupe size. and even then you must drag the corners. by hand.

Happily, the July 2017 update to Zoom It has fixed the memory leak. I've reinstalled. and found it's rock solid. It's amazing how stable and easy it is to write and click within a zoomed window . I'm not much for memorizing keyboard shortcuts, but those that I created for Zoom It have become second nature, so often do I use them.. I think Zoom It qualifies for the description "a great app".
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Version 1.2.4
jhall124
21 November 2014
Works as designed. 5 stars !!
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Version 1.2.2
Max-G
15 August 2014
Developer: While ZoomIt automatically starts up when my Mac is started up, it doesn't actually work . I have to quit it and restart it to get it to work. (On Mavericks 10.9.3)
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Version 1.2.2
Max-G
06 July 2014
Just bought it. Very nice app. Lots of settings, unobtrusive active in menubar. One suggestion to the developer: make a better icon for the menubar. Even better, make a couple op options; B/W and color and several icons. The current one is rather non-descript. See for example those of ClipMenu: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/29988/clipmenu
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Version 1.2.2
2 answer(s)
Max-G
Max-G
07 July 2014
Just found out that in Mavericks, under System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom, there's an option 'Picture-in-picture' Together with 'More Options...' you can do virtually the same as with Zoom It. And some things Zoom It cannot, like crosshair and invert colors (and some other settings). Advantage of Zoom It is an option for a round magifier and accessibility from the menubar. That's about it.
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construplack
construplack
30 October 2016
replace 2 png (link dropbox)

show package contents
Zoom it.app

replace in /Applications/Zoom It.app/Contents/Resources

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p5zd1krh0wwgzs4/AABkhhL5qHkQyJe1RBdWlnTya?dl=0

logout
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Enkaytee
05 March 2012
seems to leak memory like a sieve... OK - at startup, there's vert little memory use, but show the loupe a few times, and boy, does it start to hog... When the loupe is visible, memory use rises, but it doesn't seem to fall back greacefully when 'idle' as far is i can see, staying with an average 'load' of around 500MB. It then seems to 'add' to that with subsequent uses, if that makes sens... I reached over 1GB after just a few sessions... I want to like this, and suppose at 59p I feel bad at complaining, but it's not really usable for me at the moment...
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Enkaytee
Enkaytee
05 March 2012
ok - very quick response from the devs: "As far as we know, it usually happens when one uses the biggest - or one smaller - loupe with a magnification of 150%" Stick to lower sized loupes, or a magnification other than 150% and things seem much more stable...
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Drdul
19 February 2012
Zoom It is a super-useful with Photoshop, especially as CS5 on my Mac Pro keeps defaulting to the small font UI setting. I use dual 30-inch monitors, so I'm far enough from the screen that the tiny font is difficult to see at times. Previously, I would have to stand up and jam my nose up against the screen to see what opacity a level was set at, for example. Now I just toggle Zoom It on, do my thing and toggle it off (or just toggle it on temporarily if all I need to do is read a tiny number). I took off half a star because the menubar icon is coloured (I changed that right away, but it's a pain to have to hack the app every time there's a new version). I contacted the dev about this who said that a monochrome icon has been a popular request, so I expect I won't have to be hacking too many more versions.
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Version 1.1
Jimblue
17 February 2012
i'm not sure how far back the info i am about to give goes, but on Lion in system prefs/universal access/seeing/zoom/ there is a preference you can set that is very much like Zoom It. under Zoom, just click the box that says "Zoom in window." Option-Command-8 brings it up and makes it go away. Control-Option brings up the Zoom window only while you hold down those modifier keys. once you check the "Zoom in window" check box, the Options... button lets you set the Zoom window size and some other stuff. it's important to keep "use scroll wheel with modifier keys to zoom" checked with a shortcut -- i use Control. the reason i say this is because when you option-command-8, use Control to zoom in and out in the Zoom box if at appears nothing is happening, or command-option-(-) or command-option-(=). more importantly, for the "enable temporary zoom (control-option)" to work right, it's command-option-8 to turn the Zoom box on, then control-zoom all the way out, then control-option will make the window appear only while you hold down those keys. needless to say, bringing up the "temporary-zoom" box takes some practice. but the "Zoom window" box is as simple as option-command-8 and then zooming in or out with the method you choose for zooming in or out. the one big drawback to this bit of wit is once you do check the "Zoom in window" check box, you lose the ability for zoom options -- command-option-(=) and command-option-(-) or control-up and control-down -- to zoom the entire screen -- those keyboard commands will now only zoom the Zoom box. if anyone knows how i can use the Zoom box and still have the full screen zoom at the same time, please let me know.
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Version 1.1
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Jimblue
Jimblue
17 February 2012
i just figured out an easier way to bring up the tempory zoom box. just control-zoom-in to use it and control-zoom all the way out when your done.
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Jimblue
Jimblue
17 February 2012
or if you want to stick with the keyboard, just command-option-(=) to use it and command-option-(-) all the way out when you're done
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Jimblue
Jimblue
17 February 2012
um... actually those two above comments of mine are easy ways to use Zoom box, not the temporary Zoom box.
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Janichsan
14 November 2011
Hold down control, use the scroll wheel of your mouse (or two finger swipe up and down on your trackpad) – voilà. ;)
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Version 1.0
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Lvdoc
Lvdoc
11 December 2011
Yes, if what you want is to magnify your entire screen and, in the process, lose sight of all elements on the screen. If, on the other hand, you want to magnify only one portion of the screen while keeping sight of the other elements as well, then Zoom It is a good program.
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