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Magnifying Glass With LightHow to Read Small Text and in Low Light
My dad couldn’t read a restaurant’s menu recently because: a) The print was way too small, and b) It was too dark. I could barely read the text myself, and I’m half his age. I figured there had to be an app out there to help—since there’s pretty much one for everything—and sure enough, there is!

It appears Magnifying Glass With Light is only available on iOS but I’m sure Android (let us know if you found a great one in the comments section below) has a similar one. But those with an iPhone or iPad will love that this app is free and easy to use. Just open Magnifying Glass With Light, point your phone’s camera at the menu or whatever else you want to read, move the on-screen slider, and voila: You’ll have large, easy-to-read text, just like that.

This post was originally a popular Travel App of the Week post.


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14 Comments On "Travel Tip of the Day: How to Read Small Text and in Low Light"
  1. Wendy|

    I use a free App Called “Magnifier” which also lights up – on my Android phone.

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  2. Gail Costa|

    tried the magnifying glass with light and it didn’t work. I may not be good at using some aps but I couldn’t see a thing

    1. Hundredbacklinks

      It works for me

  3. Rick|

    An app called “smart tools pro” for iPhone has a bunch of tools for measuring distances, heights etc. and has a magnifier and light. I use it all the time.

    1. Hundredbacklinks

      Thanks! I will check it out

  4. Phil Indelicato|

    Android also has a Magnifying Glass Flashlight app.

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  5. Helen|

    Wow! Great tip! I downloaded “Magnifier” for my Android phone and it works like a charm. Who knew there was such a thing!

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      I’m glad you liked it!

  6. Barbara|

    Thanks Johnny……it will come in handy in restaurants for my 76 year old eyes….

  7. Steve|

    I have used the free App Lumin for years! It allows you to freeze the image so you can look att it closer!

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      Thanks for the tip!

  8. Rony|

    Hi Johnny,

    Nice tips. Very very useful. I liked it. Thank you.

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