Hand Mirror makes the best use of Apple’s MacBook notch that I’ve seen

A screenshot demonstrating Hand Mirror’s notch trigger feature.
Just click behind the notch and you’ll get a webcam preview. | Image: Hand Mirror

We’ve covered Hand Mirror before. It’s a simple, free Mac utility that lives in your menu bar. Whenever you click it, you see a small preview of your selfie camera. If you’re prepping for a video call with colleagues or just want to check how disheveled you appear to other coffee shop goers at 8AM, it’s a perfect little tool.

Hand Mirror’s developer Rafael Conde recently introduced a paid add-on to the app that unlocks some bonus features. (The main video preview feature is still completely free and works as well as ever.) One of those new tricks — called “notch trigger” — caught my eye. When enabled, Hand Mirror will bring up the selfie camera preview whenever you click behind the notch area on Apple’s MacBook Pro and M2 MacBook Air….

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Author: Chris Welch