Rear View Mirror

Developer: Excelltech Inc.

Current Version: 1.0.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 678.8 KB - Download

Description:

Ever wish your computer had a rear view mirror?

Now it does!

Give yourself eyes in the back of your head with Rear View Mirror. Just the top of what your iSight camera is displayed in a rear view mirror frame. Keep the application open in the corner of your window and no one will ever surprise you again!

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Release Notes:

Resize control now visible

Added mirror modes: Upper Left, Upper Right, Top, and Full

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Most Helpful Reviews

4/5
Version 1.0.1
Review by cmenscher

nice idea, but please allow us to get rid of the window chrome and mirror frame - This is a great 99¢ app! But the extra pixel space required for the titlebar and particularly the "rearview mirror" frame makes it a lot less usable. Pairs really well with Infinite Labs's "Afloat" software to keep it transparent and always on top. (infinite-labs.net/afloat) ***UPDATE***: To remove the mirror frame, ctrl-click /Applications/RearViewMirror.app, select "Show Package Contents", then find Contents/Resources/mirror.png and rename it. You may also need to do this with Terminal.app: "sudo mv /Applications/RearViewMirror.app/Contents/Resources/mirror.png /Applications/RearViewMirror.app/Contents/Resources/mirror.png.removed". You can always rename it back if you want it to return.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
1/5
Version 1.0.0
Review by Muffin337

Fun idea, but stupid - If you bought this ap like I did, you just wasted $0.99 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LAWLZ

Found helpful by 49 out of 57 people

More Reviews for Current Version

4/5
Version 1.0.1
Review by cmenscher

nice idea, but please allow us to get rid of the window chrome and mirror frame - This is a great 99¢ app! But the extra pixel space required for the titlebar and particularly the "rearview mirror" frame makes it a lot less usable. Pairs really well with Infinite Labs's "Afloat" software to keep it transparent and always on top. (infinite-labs.net/afloat) ***UPDATE***: To remove the mirror frame, ctrl-click /Applications/RearViewMirror.app, select "Show Package Contents", then find Contents/Resources/mirror.png and rename it. You may also need to do this with Terminal.app: "sudo mv /Applications/RearViewMirror.app/Contents/Resources/mirror.png /Applications/RearViewMirror.app/Contents/Resources/mirror.png.removed". You can always rename it back if you want it to return.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
3/5
Version 1.0.1
Review by ceebreez

If it's what you're looking for it works fine. - This app is super straight forward, just a window that shows what your camera is viewing, which almost make it annoying that it isn't free... but then hey it's only $0.99 which is practically nothing, I mean, come on. I got rid of the stupid rearview mirror frame and use "afloat" to keep the window on top at all times. I have two monitors so I can spare the screen real estate. This app is useful to me because I work in an office where my back is turned to people most of the time and I like listening to music. The idea is that if people are trying to get my attention I will notice them in the rear view mirror and hopefully avoid seeming like a jerk that is trying to ignore everyone. There are a few features that really should be added to this app. I had to delete the picture file of the frame to mod it, that should be a preference option. Also the resizing function of the window works but it's kind of annoying to deal with. The biggest annoyance is the rearview mirror sits inside another window that isn't the mirror, it's just a window, which is totally pointless. This window is larger than the mirror itself and annoying takes up space on you screen... but for nothing... really stupid oversight if you ask me.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
2/5
Version 1.0.1
Review by James Monahan

Seemed to consume a fair amount of CPU - While executing "top -o cpu" showed continuous CPU usage between 20% and 25%. A bit much for me. The app is nice in a cube farm environment where the best desk position is opposite the cube's opening. Would like to be able to eliminate the top half of the window, so only the mirror part shows. Too much CPU usage for me, though.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
3/5
Version 1.0.1
Review by MacProUser73

Does what it says, a few enhancements would make it a 5 - In my office, I have a standing desk with my back to the door. I would like to see when people are standing in my door, particularly when I am listening to music and can't hear them. This app is exactly the right idea. The only enhancements that I think it needs are (1) the ability to have precise control over exactly what part of the isight's frame is shown in the mirror and (2) an "always on top" mode combined with a sliding transparency option. If the developer could do those two things, I'd give it 5 stars.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
1/5
Version 1.0.1
Review by Host W

No effort by developer! - The app is blobby and not adjustable to say the least. This one could be so much better. Aaargh Fun idea lack lustre execution

Found helpful by 2 out of 4 people
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