Product Review

MagLight+ App for iPhones

Review by Linda Burr, MS, OTR/L, MABVI

MagLight+At just 99 cents Apple’s Maglight+ app by Studio Tentpole transforms your iPhone (requires iOS7.0 or later) into a great magnifying glass with the option of adding flashlight capability. This app is great for reading food and prescription labels, restaurant menus, etc. There is a slider to increase magnification and a setting for continuous auto-focus. On the downside when the iPhone goes into sleep mode, it will not remember the settings when the phone is activated again and the flashlight capability will decrease the battery life of the iphone. More information about this app can be found by signing into your iTunes App Store on your computer or iPhone and typing “Maglight magnifiying glass and flashlight” in the search engine. If you have low vision you might want to seek out an Occupational Therapist who can assess if this product is appropriate for your needs before purchasing it for yourself. Overall, this is a nice app for general use.


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