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Optical Illusions! app review: dozens of optical illusions



At one point or another, we've all seen photographs that masquerade as something else. Optical Illusions! is an iPhone and iPad app which contains a collection of various optical illusions with descriptions to help you really see the hidden images.

This app is available completely free of charge from the Reference section of the App Store, and it'll only take up 5.4 MB of space on your iOS device, despite its content. This is the equivalent space of just a single song, so you won't need to move things around to accommodate this app.

Let's take a closer look at this app's features.

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Optical Illusions!


More Than 97 Items

Since Optical Illusions! is a free app, it is supported entirely by ads. These ads will appear throughout the app on a panel across the bottom of the screen. These ads can easily be overlooked.

When you fire up this app, the first thing you'll see is a list of each item contained within the app. There is a grand total of a whopping 97 items on this list, so you'll have access to all these optical illusions which you can use to spook yourself or your friends!

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Text explanations
Text explanations

Sharing is Caring

When you tap on any of the items on the list, you'll be taken to a new, dedicated screen with a description of the item which will explain to you exactly what you're looking at. Here you can tap the Share button on the top right corner of the screen to send the image, along with the description, to anybody via email. Alternatively, you can also post it to Facebook for all your friends to see.

If you want to go back to the listed items, you can tap on the back button on the top left corner and select another item for viewing. The user interface is really simple and straightforward, and the content is simply superb!

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Ad-supported app
Ad-supported app

Optical Illusions!


Pros & Cons


  • Free and lightweight app (5.4 MB)
  • Beautiful interface which looks like a centuries-old scroll
  • 97 optical illusions in list view
  • Each illusion is described in detail
  • Send your favorite optical illusions via email or post to Facebook
  • Ad-supported app


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Several optical illusions to choose from
Several optical illusions to choose from

Final Words

Optical Illusions! is a really cool app, with some amazing photographs and descriptions, that are sure to amaze and enthrall you. If you're looking for an entertainment app that will spook you and inspire you to create something different, then this app is a must-have on your iPhone or iPad.


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.