CNET Editors' review
Useful for users with vision problems or who just want to see screen items more easily, Point N See for Mac offers a neat little tool for selecting and magnifying a portion of the screen. The application works well to zoom in to the cursor area, but may be too obtrusive for everyday use.
The freely available program installs easily. Point N See for Mac lacks any menu, but instead brings up a small window that displays the screen area where the cursor is located. This enlarges it several times, making it much easier to see. Users can click and drag the window to move it to their desired location, as well as to make it larger or smaller. Much like a sound playback system, holding the cursor over the program window, itself, creates a small, but distracting feedback loop. In terms of options, a very small menu allows changes to the zoom level, and controls whether the window, itself, is shown or hidden. An additional option in the form of a check box allows crosshairs to be displayed in the zoomed area, making it easier to focus on specific items. It would have been nice for there to be a key stroke to activate and deactivate the program.
For those looking for a way to see areas of their screen better, Point N See for Mac performs well and could be a useful addition to your system.
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. 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 while you use the mouse for other purposes. There is an option to add crosshairs to the Display Window. 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). Control Panel settings, the locations of the Control Panel and the Display Window, and the Display Window's size are saved between sessions. Close Point N See by clicking on the Control Panel's (red) close button.
What's new in this version: Bug fix.
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