Magnifying Glass 4+

Binoculars & Reading Glasses


Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 146 Ratings
    • $1.99



The original and still the best. Awarded The New York Times App of the Week, Magnifying Glass is the most feature rich and easy to use magnifying app around.

The original and still the best. The New York Times: Gadgetwise - App of the Week!!!

"Of the several [magnification apps] I tried my favorite is Magnifying Glass from I-Beam. The iPhone app is simplicity itself. Turn it on, point the camera at the fine print and then touch the plus button until it is enlarged enough to read...

"Two other built-in features I like about Magnifying Glass: the button that instantly resets the image to low magnification and the camera button which lets you take a photo of your close up." - Roy Furchgott, New York Times

Magnifying Glass is a convenient, fun, easy-to-use magnifying glass for your iPhone and iPad. With infinite zoom, the ability to rotate, freeze, filter and enhance the view, and full control over focus and exposure settings, Magnifying Glass is the most powerful app in its class. Magnifying Glass is also a fully functional zoomable camera! On top of that, it includes a built-in flashlight that is dimmable. Try it today to see why this was the New York Times app of the week!

Magnifying Glass allows you to set focus, torch, and exposure settings on the iPhone and iPad cameras, giving you full control over what you are seeing.

Magnifying Glass features include:
- Infinite digital zoom
- Fully functional zoomable camera
- Ability to freeze the view and further enhance an image
- Built-in flashlight - turn the iPhone torch on and off and have the ability to dim the light
- Rotate the images coming from the camera
- Eight different filters to enhance the live or frozen view***
- Special high contrast image filter to reveal hidden details in low light
- Stabilization mode that ensures crisp and sharp images are captured
- Support for both the front and back cameras
Several interface themes or skins so you can personalize the app to your liking***

*** Feature available with upgrade

What’s New

Version 3.8.1

- We are always improving!
- Under-the-hood stability improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Cousin Juno ,

Enjoying it!

I haven't had this app for a long time but the short time I have had it I have enjoyed it. The zooms and focus works very well and I think it has a lot of potential. Just playing with it I am impressed. After I've used it a little longer I will come back and review this but so far I am very impressed!

DaNo-50 ,


An app that actually does what it says liked it so much bought it and loving it

Thoreau's daughter ,

More than I expected

I love this app. It works well and exceeded my expectations of taking closeup photos of plants, insects, and natural objects.

App Privacy

The developer, I-Beam, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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