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Android version
2.2 and up
Team note
8 / 10
Users note
8 / 10
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Team review

" Digital magnifying glass. "

The application has not yet detailed description, however the team assigned the note of 8 / 10. This note is based on the following criteria: Quality, Usefulness, Ease of Use, Privacy Concerns of user data (depending on the permissions required)..

The app is compatible from version 2.2 of Android. Any supperior OS version will support it.

Its weight is very light, less than a megabyte is sufficient to store and operate.

Its number of downloads in the Android Market (Google Play) makes it an extremely popular application and rightly so. More than a million users are using it on mobile or on touch pad.

User reviews

40 users have given their review on Magnify.

Positive review Droid X by anonym
Work great on driod x. Try it yourself b4 u discard it. 4/5
Positive review Great, works better ... by anonym
Great, works better my friend apple magnifier app. 5/5
Positive review Retired USMC by anonym
Great app. Works in light or dark areas. I can see when my plants are ready for harvest 4/5
Positive review Samsung galaxy s2 by anonym
Doesnt work!! The camera doesnt open. It show me a black screen. Please fix. 5/5
Positive review Clear by anonym
Not sure if it's the best one out there. I was concerned about not being able to zoom. I just took a couple of crystal clear pictures with it though that I wasn't able to get with the phone's camera. I came back to download the ad free version. 5/5
Positive review Incredible. by anonym
As a sight impaired person, this app is a lifesaver. Thank you so so much to the developers of 'magnify'. Everything from reading my medication to bank card can now be done. Clean design, flawless functionality, a must have for other sight challenged android users. 5/5
Positive review Works excellent by anonym
Only missing a zoom but focuses really well. HTC One S 5/5
Neutral review Soso by anonym
LG Genesis, does not enable light and is reversed image (up/down & R/L). 3/5
Positive review Love this app by anonym
If your into marco photography this app is a must have 5 stars p.s any chance of a focus lock option samsung galaxy s2 5/5
Positive review A couple of suggestions by anonym
This app works really well but I have a few suggestions. 1) To let us be able to change the level of zoom, and 2) to able to take off the flash when taking pictures. Otherwise great app. 4/5
Negative review Rubbish by anonym
Absolute pants, doesn't magnify just shows on screen the exact same as what it is magnifying. 1/5
Positive review Amazing! by anonym
This is such a neat idea and works surprisingly well.. It's not just a view through the camera, the image is cleaned up with the option of a negative view for white on black text. 5/5
Negative review Dont work on a Defy+ by anonym
Cannot be used instead of reading glasses....Cant find a reading glasses app that works....... 1/5
Positive review Like what I see by anonym
Like it so far for reading small labels on my DROID X. Focus is good. Which there was some sort of "stabilizer" feature for thee shaky old hands. 4/5
Positive review Nice by anonym
Now I can read the print on small components without carrying around a magnifying glass. 5/5
Positive review awesome app by anonym
i downloaded the app,works great but if it is true that the flash light burns up ,it won't be good because then people wont download the app.otherwise great app and i did not experience any problem.must download it!! 4/5
Positive review Yes and no. by anonym
DroidX works great. Galaxy Nexus zooms in a bit too far. Menu needs explanation of controls. Especially screen taps. 4/5
Positive review Very useful app by anonym
Helps read those micro print computer tags, small orchid flowers and parts of flowers. 5/5
Positive review by anonym
Thank you the cheapest and the best others worked like crap the only one that help probably saved my life i was trying to identify a blood pressure pill i was able to see the pill id again thank you 5/5
Negative review Blank screen despite numerous attempts to open by anonym
I really hoped this app would work after reading the reviews. Unfortunately I couldn't even open it, despite numerous attempts. It went to black every time & it caused my phone to force shut down as well. I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace. Uninstalled promptly as I feared it could caused my phone to loose important data if kept. 1/5
Positive review Needed by anonym
I needed a magnifying glass but shops were closed then I thought theres an app for that worked great for my needs thanks 5/5
Positive review Works great by anonym
Nice for reading small print plus acts like a flashlight if its dark. Automatic focus feature is great too. Very simple to use. 5/5
Negative review Magnify. by anonym
No description of what icons do, or how to use the program. Now screen is frozen on image when I open the program, no icons, no response from screen tap, nuttin'! Uninstalling! HTC Inspire. 1/5
Positive review Magnificent. Magnifying Camera app by anonym
Great fantastic wigety tool type thing that Actually worked. Imagine that. It worked better than described. Thank you 5/5
Neutral review HTC Sensation xe by anonym
HTC Sensation XE does not work the double touch zoom. Could be improved? 3/5
Positive review by anonym
Works great on DHD. Had to read tiny label to activate new wifi hub, so glad I already had this app! Thank you 5/5
Positive review Very good app if u need it. by anonym
It works very well on my Galaxy Sll. Don't understand why people with this phone are having problems, just push on the eye to focus if you need to. It's better with the flash on & the four buttons on the screen are all you really need. Don't know why anyone would use the negative button though. A zoom in & out would be helpful but i doubt if you'll use this app much. It's just good to know it's there if you do. This app is a must if you've forgotten your glasses!! 5/5
Positive review Microscope by anonym
I have used this app to take pics of jewellery, it's more like a microscope with X200 zoom. Great for looking at the finer details of tiny things. I have tried heaps of apps and this one was the best, it focus better then the others and lets you take pic to. 5/5
Negative review Samsung galaxy s2 by anonym
Currently does work on my s2, running standard ROM and no root. The app opens fine but just shows a black screen where the image should be. Nice UI though, will be great when its working! 2/5
Positive review VERY good, but I like Swiss Army Knife's best by anonym
I decided to install this one and Swiss Army Knife since they both got good reviews. This one is extremely good. What I wanted to magnify had REALLY small text, and this one did a very good job of making it readable. But Swiss Army Knife's magnify function made the text sharper, and it auto-focuses, instead of requiring manual focus (at least on my Samsung Galaxy S2). Still, it is very good - I'd try both with your device to see which one works better for you. 4/5
Positive review Perfect by anonym
I have a low vision problem.I use the "Magnify" app instad of "Ultra Magnify+ " because it focuses more quickly and with greater ease than "Ultra." The "Magnify" app can be grainy but needs less light, and is certainly very legible. I can use it to read to read 4 point fonts on prescription bottles with ease in both low and normal light. It also does an excellent job of focusing and has a focus button in case the autofocus isn't tight enough. It's actually sort of amazing how well this thing works. 5/5
Positive review Old smokey by anonym
I have tried all of the free magnifiers rated 3 stars or better . This one is the only one that is consistent & by that I mean it doesn't freeze up & force close. It is fairly quick & easy to focus, there are not a lot of useless gadgets attached to it. The camera ability is a big plus. If you know of a better one please feel free to share it with us, I would be more than happy to try it out. This app is highly under rated . I have the htc evo 5/5
Positive review Magnify is great! by anonym
I use this especially if I want a very close-up photo. It seems to focus nice and sharp on objects that are very close. It focuses better then the built in camera app! Good job! 5/5
Neutral review Pretty good for free by anonym
Very useful, fast, fun camera & Neg function. The only additional options I would like to see, so far, are: 1) my Samsung Galaxy N2 has what is called Assistive Light @ lower brightness so it is less obnoxious in public, so a lower - power light setting would be great for public use. 2) more control on zoom, instead of two settings accessed via double-tap 3) Camera function should let you take more than one pic at once, keeping the light set, & instead have a button to jump to see the pix when I'm ready. 3/5
Positive review Magnify by anonym
I use this app frequently and it is a big help. I wouldn't add or change anything. It's simple to use and really comes in handy because I always have my phone with me. It's also great when shopping because I can read the micro printing they put on the back of everything. 4/5
Positive review Amazing app. by anonym
I use this all the time I don't need glasses but some products are impossible to read. Works well on my Samsung galaxy s3. Only suggestions 1) zoom 2) anti shake. All in all it's a great app. Not sure why some had problems with, i love it 5/5
Neutral review meh by anonym
Works like you'd think would but focus is iffy at times, oh yeah and I don't care how many hours you hold it on them it doesn't burn ants at all. 3/5
Positive review Awsome by anonym
I can't believe how good this app works. At first I did not think it was working so good, then after playing with it for a good minute I found out the eye icon helped with the focus and then I couldn't believe it. This app was way more then I expected. Great job. 5/5
Positive review I like it by anonym
I cant c very well just like others I expect who use this app. For those who complain just remember this is not a dedicated magnifier u r using but a very handy work around when required. Great app and I'm grateful 4 it, thank you. 4/5
Positive review Amazing! by anonym
I found this app just by chance. I wish I had it about an hour or so ago when I had to read a number off the bottom of my laptop. This would have made it so much easier! I have some vision problems, and this is great! 5/5

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