Hand Mirror 4+

One-click camera check

Rafael Conde

    • 4.9 • 2.3K 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 3.1

• Rotate Video: new option for you fancy lads who have a camera sideways, you fancy.
• Lock Aspect Ratio: new option for when resizing but you want to make sure you're not cropping.
• Improved System Setting audio input handling.
• There's a new option to "Extend Content to Arrow Tip" for the Popover look, I think it looks nicer!
• Fixed a bug where Reactions would turn itself on
• After 4 years, Hand Mirror will politely ask if you'd like to leave a review, just the one time, if you're using it a lot. I hope it's okay, and that I've earned it!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

TedMoore ,

Get. This. App. Now.

If you EVER have to jump on a Zoom, Google Meet, or do any tuts or explainer videos, THIS IS A MUST HAVE APP. How many times have you had to jump through hoops with PhotoBooth, hoping feverishly that you can check your appearance before that meeting? It's not fun. Besides, that whole clunky process is eliminated BEAUTIFULLY with the elegant, essential app known as Hand Mirror. Hats off to the dev for making this app (which should be standard with all Macs) available. With it, you can easily check your mic level, appearance, and have a useful variety of window options. VERY handy for tutorials, video reviews, explainer vids, and meetings. Works perfectlcly with Apple Silicon on MacBook Pro!

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!

tdeniston ,

Very useful! (perhaps buggy)

This is a great utility app that I use to a) help make sure my appearance is presentable before video calls and b) to adjust the things in the background that I stage before the same video calls. I found that the app couldn't access my secondary camera (Logitech USB cam) after waking my computer, though it could show the built-in camera on my MBP. After a few days of not caring, I noticed that Hand Mirror was taking up 5 GB of memory. I quit the app and relaunched and it seems to be fine and can access the external webcam now.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the review! Your secondary camera *should* work with today's update, and the memory leak — oops — I'll try to reproduce and fix it soon!

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.

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