Zoom It

Zoom It is an on screen magnifier that's always available to give you a closer look at whatever you're doing on your Mac. The Zoom It magnifying loupe stays at your fingertips via simple keyboard shortcuts, but it never interferes with your work or stops you from using all the shortcuts and commands you're used to.

You can customize Zoom It shortcuts, keep the loupe on-screen, or just show it for a moment when you need it. The loupe moves naturally, centered over your cursor, and you can make it round, rectangular, big, or small, and zoom its magnification level up to 500%.

Zoom It is great for

  • Designers who need a closer look at layout and design elements, palettes, and tools.
  • People who wear reading glasses or find themselves straining to see small elements on-screen.
  • Project collaborators who need to send each other detailed screenshots.
  • Presenters who want to highlight specific areas of an on-screen presentation for an audience.

Zoom It 1.2.2

  • Added support for multi monitor on Mavericks.
  • Fixed menubar icon on retina displays.

Zoom It 1.2.1

  • Fixed "Don't show me again" button on Help screen.
  • Remembers last open position of Help and Settings windows.

Zoom It 1.2

  • Fixed performance issue (Uses OpenGL).
  • Fixed keyboard shortcut issues in OSX Mountain lion (10.8).
  • Has an easily identifiable B&W icon on the task bar.
  • Provides loupe size indicator on its drop-down menu.
  • Added Retina Display support.
  • Hides Loupe when saving screenshot.

Zoom It 1.1

  • Larger loupe available.
  • Toggle between round and rectangular loupes with a single keyboard shortcut.
  • Activate the welcome screen from your menu bar.
  • Restore default keyboard shortcuts with one click.
  • Set Zoom It to start up on system startup from the Settings menu.
  • Zoom It's screenshot file saving tool automatically remembers the location where you stored your last screenshot.

With Zoom It you can:

  • Set the app to open when you start your Mac so that the magnifying loupe is always available but stays hidden until you want to use it.
  • Use all of your usual keyboard shortcuts, trackpad controls, and mouse clicks at the same time as the loupe.
  • Show the loupe temporarily with a simple keyboard shortcut.
  • Keep the temporary loupe on-screen just by holding the Z key, and make it disappear by simply releasing the key.
  • Use a simple shortcut to make the loupe stay on-screen permanently, without holding the Z key.
  • Click, type, and select inside the magnified area.
  • Choose between a round or rectangular loupe.
  • Quickly change the size of the loupe.
  • Easily adjust the amount of magnification, up to 500%
  • Customize keyboard shortcuts for all Zoom It functions.
  • Take a screenshot of what the Zoom It loupe is showing.


  • Intel Processor.
  • Mac OS X v10.6.6.x or later.
  • No special hardware needed.