Mirror Magnet 4+

Desktop Camera Viewer

App ahead GmbH

    • 4.6 • 92 Ratings
    • $9.99



Mirror Magnet displays a video from any connected camera in a customizable window that stays on top of everything else on your screen.

“Make your how-tos look more professional — and, just as important, more helpful” — App Store Editorial Team

• Your camera in front of everything else
• Built-in, external and virtual webcam support
• Use cable-connected iOS devices as camera, too
• Adjust saturation, brightness, contrast, hue, quality, and zoom level
• Customize shape, aspect ratio, shadow and border style
• Hover effects, like blur and opacity. To reveal content that’s behind the video.
• Smart positions. Predefined positions on the screen, where Mirror Magnet will place your camera image automatically.
• Multi-monitor support
• Lightweight menu bar app
• Autostart. Launch the app automatically on login.
• Customizable keyboard shortcut
• Apple Shortcuts.app support
• Quick-toggle: Option-click on the app icon to enable/disable

Use cases
• To check your look. And show it to everyone else.
• When capturing your screen as part of a presentation. No more separate video recording and syncing in post-production!
• When creating video tutorials, streaming games, or participating in video calls/meetings.

Works great with screen sharing apps like FaceTime, Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc. (You have to share your entire screen, not just a single application window!)

If you need help or want to make a feature suggestion, I’d love hearing from you → martin@appahead.studio

If you like Mirror Magnet, please take a moment to rate it on the App Store. It’s a great way to support solo developers like yours truly.

App ahead GmbH is a German software studio operated by a single individual, Martin Lexow (that’s me!). My company was originally founded in 2015 under the name IXEAU in Berlin. Today, I’m based in the historic old town of Aachen, Germany.

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What’s New

Version 1.9

Pushing boundaries from the inside out. Mirror Magnet now supports even larger sizes, ensuring a great appearance on 5K monitors. Anything else you’d like to suggest? I’d love to hear from you → martin​@appahead​.studio

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

JohnBSirius ,


I oversee and instruct a computer lab for K-3 students. I've been trying to teach the foundation of touch typing, and with kids this young, it really helps if you have visual aids. I use a Brio webcam pointed down at my keyboard, and use OBS along with a wide assortment of apps as well as my iPad so that I can annotate what I see on my display. Then I just cast a full screen preview onto a large TV for the students to see.

Mirror magnet makes it really easy to overlay my keyboard view and reduces the number of sources in OBS since it can fade away the keyboard when I need to show a portion of my screen, which before I would be limited to reducing my screen stream size to accomodate my keyboard stream.

The developers other apps, Keystroke Pro and Cursor Pro are just what I needed to round out teaching and instructing our future generation! SOO MANY THANKS. These apps came out at just the right time!

Two feature requests that I would be forever grateful for is the ability to use custom ratios for the camera appearance, and even larger sizes. It would also be great if the camera could be positioned anywhere on the display, but that is less important to me.

Keep up the great work!!!

SinCityCigarMan ,

Perfect & Handy

If you're looking for an easy way to record yourself and your screen, this is it. I can customize everythign the way I want. It's intutitive. It shoudl just be included in the Mac OS, but these developers did a better job than Apple when conceiveing user's needs. Awesome. I'm a teacher and this app has helped me a lot.

NorwayRichard ,

1 or 2 things to improve

Everything about this deserves 5 stars - except there are at least two ways it could be improved: [1] allow the display window to be moved without opening settings (Command Click & hold, move, release?) [2] allow the window to be turned off / closed without having to memorise the keyboard shortcut (similar to the way nice apps can be removed by clicking a red x in the top-right corner?). The first point alone would earn this 5 stars from me. Recommended!

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

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