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Rulers is an app that lets you measure, align and inspect everything on your monitor(s).
Rulers allows you to create as many rulers as you want on the entire screen area like most common graphic editors allow on their working areas only.
The guide lines enable you to measure and position objects with precision. Rulers is incredibly useful in many fields, such as computer graphics, desktop publishing and web design.
Rulers can also be used to select a screen area and take a screenshot that is automatically saved to your desktop or copied to system clipboard.
See it in action here: http://bit.ly/RulersVideo
• Unlimited rulers creation
• Rulers autosave option
• Grid generator
• Multiple units of measurement support
• Multi monitor support
• Take a screenshot of selected area or whole screen
• Color picker
• Available in 10 languages (English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Hungarian, Dutch, Russian, Czech)
What's New in Version 2.11.8
More reliable color measurement on latest OS X versions.
Minor enhancements and bug fixes.
I have used Rulers for 2 years and enjoyed the experience
Rulers has proven indispencible while styling web sites in browser as a Front End Developer. The app especially helps when I can sit with a designer and show them how acurate the styles are or explain why the element has to be fluid in a responsive site and then make tweaks to padding. I can clearly illustrate the change with an accurate measurement. The app is familiar to Photoshop guides, which is nice. I like the look of the app a lot, simple and intuitive.
I wish you could save preset guides. If the app had this feature it would get 5 stars from me. I often have to delete the guides and reposition for another task. I want to be able to make presets. The only bug I’ve noticed is after you connect to multiple monitors, if you’ve already hidden the rulers they come back, making you have to hide them again. A small gripe for such an awesome app.
Not what I needed
It’s always tough to be required to purchase an application before you can try it. What I want to do is simple: find the pixel distance between 2 points. I’ve read the help, and I can’t do it without pulling out a calculator and doing the math. The guides and rulers are great, but to measure the distance I need to do that part on my own. I’m sure others will say I didn’t read the documentation or something, but I did and if the feature is there it simply is not obvious. Bascially, I want to select a region know it’s size, simple as that, and I was not able to do it after 30 minutes of trying, so I figure I just wasted 5 bucks.
Finally figured out that if you hover the mouse over a segment of a guideline, it will highlight red and show you the length of that segment. Added a star to review.
I am very disappointed; Request Response
I was searching online to find the top mac apps for web developers, and this is one of those which I found. I loved the idea of a ruler which i could use to measure parts of screen resolution. It was an instabuy for me.
Now that I have used the app, I instantly regret it. First of all, there is no cursor when I am clicked inside of the app. I can see a small, almost invisible cross when I am inside of a white box, however otherwise, I can see not cursor. This makes the program almost unusable. Also, many of the functions that the app uses (which are limited as it sits) are hard to access, especially without a cursor.
I either want this problem to be fixed, or I want a refund; preforably the latter.