OneLoupe

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.61
  • Total Downloads:
    9,409
  • Date Added:
    August 20, 2013
  • File Size:
    31.89KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Maybe you have a junk drawer, possibly in the kitchen, full of various tools, implements, and odds and ends. One of the things we would expect to see in such a drawer is a magnifying glass, especially if there are other things we hope to see but can't without first magnifying the view. The same goes for Windows: not the glass kind but the software kind. With super-huge LCD screens displaying super-high-resolution images, sooner or later even eagle-eyed PC users have to squint; and if your vision isn't what it once was, the problem is worse. It's simply not practical to change your screen's resolution with every new Web page, so what do you do? Reach into the Windows equivalent of that junk drawer and pull out a magnifying glass, of course! One like OneLoupe. It's ultra-compact, ultra-simple, and even fun to use. It's portable freeware, too.

OneLoupe is a simple program that launches its magnifying window when you click its executable file, simultaneously placing an icon in the system tray. You simply drag the horizontal rectangle and center it with crosshairs over the area you want to magnify. If your mouse supports scrolling, you can zoom in and out with your scroll wheel. Pressing our keyboard's directional arrows resized the selection window. Pressing F11 toggles a full-screen view; again, we simply centered the view with the crosshairs and zoomed in with the scroll wheel. OneLoupe also displays pixels, toggles real-time mode on and off, and provides other options described in a compact Help file. We could set hotkeys, choose normal or real-time operational modes, disable window borders, and change the interface language (ours loaded with German selected, but changing it to English was simple).

Areas magnified by OneLoupe looked fine, with little loss of resolution, though of course your screen and graphics card will influence the quality of what you see. The higher your screen's resolution and the better your graphics capabilities, the better magnified images will look. Clearly, OneLoupe is just the sort of quality tool we want in our so-called junk drawer.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Does what it says it will do."

December 12, 2011  |  By johnnyej13

 |  Version: OneLoupe 2.55

Pros

simple
easy
works

Cons

no options
no settings
no changes

Summary

What you get is one magnification. One click on one click off. That's it.

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5 stars

"Excellent Alternative to Windows Magnifier"

December 10, 2011  |  By happy2000usa

 |  Version: OneLoupe 2.55

Pros

Easy to use.
Small footprint--uses almost no resources

Cons

Fixed width magnifier. You can get page width magnification by going full screen, but I'd prefer to just widen the magnification area with the basic "magnifying glass.

Installs with no shortcut to add to your quick launch or start menu. The OneLoupe program and settings file must be in the same directory. You cab go to that directory and create a shortcut for the program.

You cannot input either mouse or keyboard data while magnifying with OneLoupe like you can with Windows Magnifier. This is a small inconvenience since the magnified area is over your point of focus and not in a separate window.

Summary

Some might question the need for this program. You can magnify web pages by using CNTRL +. Most text programs allow you the opportunity to increase text size. In addition, Windows comes with a magnifier listed in the Accessory/Accessibility programs. If this program were not this small, using infinitesimal resources, I might agree.

That said, this is a great, little program for those of us who need it. Why magnify and entire web page to read the "terms of service" usually presented in a much smaller typeface? The problem here is scrolling, if you must. You have to close the magnifier, scroll, then start the magnifier again... but that's easily done.

If you're looking at a picture and want to magnify an area to see, say, what the dog is holding in its mouth, this program will do it for you. The problem here is when it magnifies, it just fattens pixels without increasing density. That's not really a problem since all programs do that when you increase size--even most photo editors.

Overall, this is an excellent program. Even if you only need to use it rarely, there's no problem allocating a few bytes of space on your hard drive to have it available. (I boot it with windows so it's immediately available as a tray icon--with no drain on RAM or my CPU.) I highly recommend it.

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5 stars

"Perfect for the small print on all documents!!"

July 20, 2011  |  By kayne1--2008

 |  Version: OneLoupe 2.47

Pros

A free program that does what it says.

Cons

it enlarges the existing pixels so you can't get finer details on pictures.

Summary

Exceptionally effective and quick to use.

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4 stars

"Works well"

July 20, 2011  |  By Mremery11

 |  Version: OneLoupe 2.47

Pros

Help-s with my poor sight

Cons

nothing wrong with it

Summary

I like it

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5 stars

"View anything, anywhere on the net, LARGER."

July 13, 2011  |  By bauerhjb

 |  Version: OneLoupe 2.47

Pros

The older I get, the smaller the type seems. This very small program eliminates the problem no matter what page I am surfing, it's free and simple to install and use. My kind of deal!

Cons

Absolutely none.

Summary

Excellent tool; useful for everyone who uses a computer.

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5 stars

"The simplest of ideas"

November 11, 2010  |  By the 1 knight

 |  Version: OneLoupe 2.44

Pros

Well worth the small download and it's free.

Cons

None to think of

Summary

Doesn't require installtion to Windows, just double click and launch. I've recently had my eyes tesyed and been prescribed reading glasses. OneLoupe saves me reaching for my specs or altering a web page every time I want to read small writing. Genius!

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5 stars

"It does exactly what it claims!"

November 10, 2010  |  By cg1801

 |  Version: OneLoupe 2.44

Pros

I can grab the tool when ever I need a little extra help seeing smaller print.

Cons

Thus far I haven't found one yet.

Summary

Very pleased with such a small add on, can't imagine not having it now.

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4 stars

"Handy gadget,especialy for reading the very small print"

November 09, 2010  |  By pilotp51

 |  Version: OneLoupe 2.44

Pros

Very easy to use.

Cons

Keeps disapearing of my computer ?

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5 stars

"EASY 2 USE"

November 09, 2010  |  By scdadbob

 |  Version: OneLoupe 2.44

Pros

EASY 2 USE

Cons

HAVE 2 RUN IT EACH TIME U TURN COMPUTER ON

Summary

I ALREADY RECOMMENDED IT TO FRIENDS

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4 stars

"It does a loupe for see better little caracters"

August 02, 2010  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: OneLoupe 2.36

Pros

Easy little program

Cons

no at alll at this moment

Summary

I recommend this program to all users

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.61
Version 3.61 includes language files updates and did test and verification of Screen-Magnifier for Win 8.1.
General
Publisher Nenad Hrg
Publisher web site http://www.softwareok.com
Release Date August 19, 2013
Date Added August 20, 2013
Version 3.61
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 31.89KB
File Name OneLoupe.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,409
Downloads Last Week 13
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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