They keep telling us there’s no inflation, all while we pay more for everything. So, free is now 99-cents. What can you get for free? A Mac app that watches your back. And your front. And both at the same time. It’s sheer digital wizardry of the 10 denier kind (but with no visible panty line).
Watching You Watching You Watching You
Here’s the deal. You’re in your space at the cubicle farm or the office or school and you’re browsing some web site you shouldn’t or playing some game or coming on to some truck driver posing as a 22-year-old on Match.com or eHarmony.com.
What happens? Someone comes up behind you while your’e on your Mac and utters those famous words, “Hey, whatcha doing?” Ouch.
You can’t click away from the screen fast enough to avoid being embarrassed by your online shenanigans.
You need an app that’s got your back. That’s Looky. It’s a Mac app that takes over your built-in iSight camera, and displays a live video stream of what’s coming up behind you.
Is that innovative, or what? Don’t answer just yet. You’re not fully informed.
Looky uses your Mac’s camera so you can see what’s coming up behind you. The problem there is that with the Mac’s camera pointing at your face, you’re what’s coming up behind you.
So, from now on, if you’re paranoid about people sneaking up behind you, you’ll need to sit about a foot to the left or the right and use your Mac from a 45-degree angle (may vary based upon your weight and height).
Seriously. Otherwise, you’re the only thing you’re going to see in Looky’s video view screen.
That brings me to the other part that’s cool about Looky. It lets you look at you. Live. As you’re slaving over a hot keyboard, trudging through the details of a spreadsheet given to you by your moronic boss, you need relief. What better way than to look at yourself in the live, onscreen mirror-cam on your Mac.
On a more pragmatic note, use Looky to check for spinach stuck between your teeth. Or, lean in close to the camera so Looky can expose that big zit on your nose. Now you can watch as you squeeze the pus right out between your fingers.
Looky is a Menbuar app, so it’s easy to open, easy to close. There are four preset window sizes to choose, including a Stealth mode which reduces the video window so it’s small and hides out of the way.
The Ego mode is my favorite. Your Mac’s camera image goes full screen on your Mac so you can see your whole hungover face in living color. If people want to know what you’re doing, just tell them you’re on Skype with your twin. Looky is fun and almost free. Just like Nicolette Sheridan.
Oh, one more thing. Check out the Looky video. It’s 99-cents worth of laughs for free.