ZoomIt is the best PC-desktop-screen-zoomer-inner-thingy I’ve ever seen – and it’s free! Great for zooming in on presentations or during software demos – both of which I do at home and at the QSFT. I wish I had found it earlier. Here’s a quick video of me using it (be sure to select HD mode when viewing it).
I’ve been looking for a smooth screen-zooming tool ever since I saw uber geek Chris Prillo use one on his desktop when demonstrating software and websites during his YouTube videos. His PC is probably more powerful than mine, but I could see he wan’t using the standard Windows magnifier, which magnifies a screen area into a separate window – his zoomer was zooming the whole screen into itself. ZoomIt seems to offer the same effect, and as well as being free, it’s also tiny – less than 300KB, allows you to draw and write on the zoomed in desktop, and on Vista the magnified desktop is “live”, rather than a freeze-frame.
And yes, Mac lovers, this desktop zoom effect is standard on recent Macs – I know, I know.