Point N See
Point N See
4.0.0

3.8

Point N See

Point N See

4.0.016 August 2016

Magnify a portion of the screen.

Point N See
Free
16 August 2016

3.8

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Point N See

Point N See

4.0.016 August 2016

Magnify a portion of the screen.

Overview

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.

What's new in Point N See

Version 4.0.0:
  • Provides improved detail with Retina Displays.

Requirements for Point N See

  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

9 Reviews

Rate this app:

18 January 2007

Most helpful

Apple pixie.app does this. But you would have to instal the developer package. So thanks.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
17 January 2018
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Version 4.0.0
20 August 2016
First of all, it works fine on OS X 10.11.6. It works by magnifying what's under the cursor - no need to drag the window around. I just compared this app to Computer Glasses 2, which is also free. I'll have to give the edge to PNS for 3 reasons: 1. The strength is adjusted in 10th's of a percent. 2. the window can be made as large as you want it - I stretched it out to almost 1920x1200. 3. It floats, so it'll stay on top if you switch apps or windows.
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Version 4.0.0
23 October 2013
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Version 3.2.2
03 August 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.
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Version 3.2.2
15 June 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. : )
Like (1)
Version 1.4.1.0
1 answer(s)
Paul-Young
16 June 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
Like
28 November 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!
Like (1)
Version 1.3
2 answer(s)
Easer
16 December 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.
Like (7)
Version 1.3.1
Big Johnson
16 August 2016
Ah yes, another know-it-all who doesn't (X).
Like
29 November 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.
Like
Version 1.1.1
20 January 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.
Like (1)
Version 1.1
18 January 2007
Apple pixie.app does this. But you would have to instal the developer package. So thanks.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
Free

3.8

Category:

Utilities

Desktop

Download

Downloaded & Installed 10,818 times

Free

3.8

Category:

Utilities

Desktop

Download

Downloaded & Installed 10,818 times

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9 Reviews

Rate this app:

18 January 2007

Most helpful

Apple pixie.app does this. But you would have to instal the developer package. So thanks.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
17 January 2018
Like
Version 4.0.0
20 August 2016
First of all, it works fine on OS X 10.11.6. It works by magnifying what's under the cursor - no need to drag the window around. I just compared this app to Computer Glasses 2, which is also free. I'll have to give the edge to PNS for 3 reasons: 1. The strength is adjusted in 10th's of a percent. 2. the window can be made as large as you want it - I stretched it out to almost 1920x1200. 3. It floats, so it'll stay on top if you switch apps or windows.
Like
Version 4.0.0
23 October 2013
Like
Version 3.2.2
03 August 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.
Like
Version 3.2.2
15 June 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. : )
Like (1)
Version 1.4.1.0
1 answer(s)
Paul-Young
16 June 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
Like
28 November 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!
Like (1)
Version 1.3
2 answer(s)
Easer
16 December 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.
Like (7)
Version 1.3.1
Big Johnson
16 August 2016
Ah yes, another know-it-all who doesn't (X).
Like
29 November 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.
Like
Version 1.1.1
20 January 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.
Like (1)
Version 1.1
18 January 2007
Apple pixie.app does this. But you would have to instal the developer package. So thanks.
Like (1)
Version 1.0