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Over 40 Magnifier and Flashlight App

By Bob on October 10, 2013 4:14 AM

When I hit 40, my eyesight hit the skids. Years of being hunched over a keyboard (computer and IBM Selectric) left me in the land of reading glasses.

Over 40 logo-297.jpgThat wasn't TOO much of a problem until Charlotte and I were dining out. The combination of low light AND small menu type sent me searching for the nearest candle while I fumbled for my glasses. 

Turns out I wasn't the only one in the dark.

My Granbury friend Joyce Burks Dorsey had the same problem. Instead of just complaining about it, Joyce actually found a solution: the Over 40 Magnifier and Flashlight App.   

The Over 40 App combines a flashlight AND a magnifier in one, easy-to-use application. It magnifies from 1x to 10x, making it easy to read menus and receipts in dark restaurants. But it's got other uses as well.

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Having a tough time reading the fine print on that apparel tag (I'm talking about YOU Banana Republic,) or can't quite make out the Use-By date on that yogurt container? The Over 40 App's flashlight and magnification make them easy to read. The flashlight is powerful and the magnifying strength is magnificent.

Take a tip from my friend Joyce. Don't just complain about small type and low light - download the Over 40 Magnifier and Flashlight App and see what you've been missing.

Available through iTunes and in the App Store.


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