Hand Mirror 4+

One-click camera check

Rafael Conde

    • 4.7 • 266 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



"App You Didn't Know You Needed" — App Store

Hand Mirror is a super simple app that lives in your Menu Bar (little cozy top right corner of your Mac) and gives you a one-click access camera check!

‣ Need to jump on a video call? Quick camera check.
‣ Need to quickly check your surroundings? Quick camera check.
‣ Need a view of your camera for when you're streaming or recording your screen? Quick camera check and drag the window around.
‣ Need to check your face because you're gorgeous? Quick camera check.

Want more? Good thing for Hand Mirror Plus:
It's a one-time purchase that will unlock all past, present, and future features added to the app, like:
‣ Mic Check: You already know you look good, but can people hear you? Check your microphone levels directly from Hand Mirror
‣ Reactions Playground: Custom triggers for all of the new macOS Sonoma Reactions for some fun screenshots
‣ Smart Window: Fully customizable, resizable, positioned window
‣ Window Masks: Zoom, crop, tweak border radius, make your camera view just like you like it
‣ Custom position: Want to trigger the window right below your camera, pick where the window appears
‣ Notch Trigger: If you're on a compatible device, you can click right on the camera housing area to trigger Hand Mirror
‣ Custom App Icons and Menu Bar Icons: Make the Menu Bar icon match your camera and or your taste

(every time a new feature is released with Hand Mirror Plus, the price will go up, so this bundle will never be as cheap as NOW).


Here's what some really nice people said about this little app:

"A-Plus Apps for Students"
‣ App Store

"Your Work-From-Home Toolkit"
‣ App Store

"It’s incredibly useful"
‣ Jay Peters, The Verge

"It's free, it's cute, it's awesome"
‣ Quinn "Snazzy Labs" Nelson

“Hand Mirror is a great little app (…) just download it!”
‣ Brett Burney, on Mac Power Users

"I'm putting this on every device now, it's incredibly handy"
‣ Charlie Chapman, also on Mac Power Users

“One of my favorite apps of all time.”
‣ Sara Soueidan

“It is so good!”
‣ Dieter Bohn

“Every remote worker needs this Mac app - quick check yo'self camera reviews before you jump on that Zoom call!”
‣ James Doman-Pipe

"Mac users, Hand Mirror by Rafa is by far the best way to check your video's look before jumping on a Zoom call. Worth every penny. Which is none. It's free."
‣ Keith Monaghan

“Still crashes on launch!”
‣ Tim Van Damme


This app does not record, collect, or send your data anywhere — for three reasons:
1. There's absolutely no need, it's just a feed of your own web camera.
2. I wouldn't do that, that's just creepy.
3. And most importantly: I don't even have the programming skills to do that. Seriously, but thanks for thinking that I did!

What’s New

Version 3.0.1

Mic Check, Reactions, and macOS Sonoma compatibility!
‣ Check your microphone levels, hopefully avoiding yet another "can y'all hear me?" in the next video call (Hand Mirror Plus only)
‣ Hand Mirror has now custom triggers for all the new macOS Sonoma reactions, perfect playground for some fun screenshots (Hand Mirror Plus and macOS Sonoma only)
‣ macOS Sonoma compatibility
‣ General bug fixes and improvements

(3.0.1) Fixes a bug where the Thumbs Up/Down reactions were set to the opposite button

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

Truxima ,

How is this not standard with all Macs?

This is one of those tools that you won't know you need until you've ever been stuck in a situation where you needed it. Long story short, I am a pharmacy student that occasionally has to record a presentation as an assignment with a live recording of my face somewhere in the corner of the presentation. I've tried everything from OBS to Camtasia (great software, just either takes hella time to set up or are very pricy). This has to be easiest option to make sure you have a recording of yourself and your presentation!

cougies ,

This app is honestly so critical

This app has a 2-second use case in my day, but it's essential! It's just a keyboard shortcut away, and it's there for you – just before you hit that "join" button and barrel into your zoom meeting – for a quick 2-second check to make sure the lighting isn't making you look liker a murderer, you have a thing in your teeth, you forgot to wear a shirt that day, etc. ....I only use it in moments of haste, and though it's function is relatively simple, it's never failed me. THANK YOU, Dev Dude ❤️ Rafael? ❤️

Sethballs ,

The description doesn't even sell its best feature - always on top

The best thing about this app is that you have the option to keep your camera always on top. That means if you click on another app, it doesn't steal the focus and bury the camera feed behind the app. This is useful for those of use who want to record or stream video showing our face as well as our screen. In my case, I make a lot of tutorials and videos for my job and I like to be able to show my face and the screen at the same time.

App Privacy

The developer, Rafael Conde, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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