visor - low vision magnifier

3.9
293 reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Enlarge difficult to read text by 3 magnification levels and change contrast to 5 different viewing modes. Optionally, turn on the LED flash of your device to help you see better in low-light conditions.
Visor supports VoiceOver with TalkBack in German and English.

During the day, there is a lot printed text to read: restaurant menus, price tags, the newspaper, letters or photos from your loved ones — visor zooms and improves the contrast of whatever you want to see. Its advanced color modes and simple interface are made for giving you the best possible perception of printed text on your screen like you'd expect it from a handheld electronic magnifier.

‣ 3 magnification levels
The 3 magnification levels of visor are easily accessible anytime with the touch of a button. After closing the app, visor remembers the last selected magnification level and contrast mode.

‣ 5 different color modes
Many visually impaired people suffer from dazzling effects when reading dark characters on a light background. Visor avoids these effects by providing 5 color modes: white text on dark background, real color mode, contrast enhancement, yellow text on blue background and blue text on yellow background.

‣ Manual focus, Autofocus & LED light
Manual focus gives more control over the text you want to read. Simply tap the screen and visor focuses the targeted text. Tap and hold to switch to Autofocus. Turn on the LED light to make text crystal clear even in low light conditions.

‣ Freeze the image, enhance contrast and save or share the picture without having to hold the camera pointing at the subject

‣ Tested by people with visual impairments
Visor was developed in close cooperation with visually impaired people. We are always grateful for any suggestions and requests for improvement.
Updated on
Jul 1, 2018

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3.9
293 reviews
A Google user
June 9, 2019
This is a fabulous app. I have a Samsung S8. The close-ups are amazing, and you have better control with focus with this one than any I've tried in the past. I wish I could upload a picture to show you. I have a drip coming off of a plant and you can see the leaves behind it inside the drip in perfect focus. My only request is that I have control over which folder the pictures go into, but it's not inconvenient enough to drop the star rating. Highly recommend you give this a try.
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Christian Illies
June 20, 2019
Thanks for your feedback. I'll consider your request for an update in the future. Unfortunately, I've not much time at the moment for visor. So please, be patient :) Kind regards, Christian.
A Google user
June 23, 2019
This app worked fine for about one page, then it went out of focus, would not refocus and would not shut off. I looked for settings to fix this issue but there were none. I had to restart my phone to shut the app off. DO NOT DOWNLOAD!
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Christian Illies
June 25, 2019
Hi Sherri, sorry for the problems with visor on your device. To focus you can tap on the screen. Activate auto-focus by tap & hold the screen. See the playstore description for more information. Visor starts in the "immersive" mode on android. You can get out of that by swiping from the edge (with the 4 buttons) to the center of the screen. Regards
A Google user
April 17, 2019
Excellent! User interface is simple, excellent color filters for my purpose and very snappy to use. And like many have said - no ads! I use it for identifying components on PCB's. Thank you for this app!
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What's new

If you like the app and want to support the project, you are now able to donate with the Visor donate app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.visorapp.visorDonate).

v1.6.2
- minor bug fixes (background handling, image scaling)
- a new 'info button' keeps you up-to-date with the latest news to visor
- sound effects disabled through recensions

v1.5.0
- paused camera preview image can now be pinched and further zoomed