Created specifically for designers & developers, xScope is a powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting & testing on-screen graphics and layouts. xScope’s tools float above your desktop windows and can be accessed via a toolbar, menubar and/or hot keys.

The ten tools that will help you do your job faster and more accurately include:

• Mirror
- Remote Viewing – Easily view Photoshop, files or windows on your iOS device, AirPlay, or your wrist.
- Templates - Automatically shows icon or wallpaper mockup on iOS
- Chromeless UI – No overlaid chrome to get in the way while you work
- Security – Toggle user authentication requests on/off via Preferences
- Download the xScope Mirror App for iOS at

• Text - New!
- Powerful Search – For name or tag in any of the 100,000+ Unicode characters
- Decipher Text – Deciphers text entities, encodings, constants, and more!
- Convert Format – Output text as a string, entities, URL encoding, and more!
- Measure Glyphs – Shows line, character or web layout: including font metrics & CSS
- Character Palette – A handy place to collect commonly used Unicode characters

• Dimensions
- Find the dimensions of anything on screen instantly
- Find distance between objects quickly & easily
- Create screen shots of any measured element

• Rulers
- Powerful on-screen rulers for pixel measurements
- Two rulers with synchronization for easy on-screen comparison
- Hold down control to snap to edges of onscreen content
- Fully adjustable horizontal & vertical lengths
- Full 360 degree rotation range
- Displays deltas for rotated rulers

• Overlay - New!
- Enhances Your Web Browser – Attaches to window to make development easier
- Alignment Marks – Check positioning & distances in px/em/pt and percentages
- Mockup Image – A transparent design comp over your HTML and CSS code
- Grids with Breakpoints – Grid systems that stay in sync with your media queries
- Cycle Breakpoints – Quickly check your design at all sizes used in your CSS
- Full-page Screenshot – Get a picture of your whole web page
- Works with iOS Simulator – Great for testing in Safari or developing native apps

• Screens
- Easily see the usable real estate for any screen size
- Organized by platform including iOS, Android, Mac, Windows & TV
- Pre-defined screen templates or create your own
- Displays title and game safe areas for 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio TVs.
- Simulate user vision problems including color blindness & presbyopia (old age)
- De-retinizer to simulate normal display when using Retina display
- Define custom area settings for any OS or browser

• Loupe
- Magnify any portion of the screen under your mouse
- Displays color under your cursor in RGB, HSB, HEX, CSS3 rgb() & HTML
- Quick measurement of magnified image using Dimensions
- Reference color format: work with a hex color while viewing RGB format
- Collect a running list of color swatches with Shift-Cmd-C
- Save out or import .ACO color swatch files for easy reference
- Simulate user vision problems including color blindness & presbyopia (old age)
- Displays co-ordinates of mouse cursor for reference
- The content of the window or the mouse position can be locked

• Guides
- Vertical & horizontal guides that float on top of all else on the screen
- Displays guide position in pixels when placed
- Displays distance between guides in pixels
- Save & load guide positions for later reference
- Supports multiple monitors

• Frames
- Adjustable marker boxes float on top of the screen
- Hold down control to snap to edges of onscreen content
- Cmd-Shift-5 to shrink a selection around on screen content & create a frame
- Display preset grids to help compose frame layouts
- Create, move, duplicate & edit frames at will
- Save & load frame positions for later reference

• Crosshair
- Reports the coordinate position of the mouse cursor
- Change origin from the upper-left (design work) to lower-left (development work)

What's New

Version 4.3.1


• Full compatibility with macOS High Sierra
• The color palette in the Loupe now shows the selected color value at the bottom
- Makes it easy to compare with the value under cursor
- The color's text can be copied and pasted as needed
• Added a new control in Overlay alignment to account for browser scrollbar
• The Toolbar window is a lot easier to drag around now
• Improved the appearance of scrollbars


• Fixed problems with window shadows not appearing in Loupe and Screen tools
• Fixed an issue that could cause two Overlay windows to appear
• Fixed a display issue with px units while editing Overlay grids
• Fixed a problem restoring measurement types in Overlay

Ratings and Reviews



An absolute must. Buy XS & remove imperfection from design

Like a Swiss army knife

Patrick GW Smith

The Dimensions tool in this app is amazing – just hover your cursor over the UI you are creating and it’ll measure inside it with little graphical bars and pixel measurements (points on retina screens - important for developers). I just used it for the app I’m developing.

I got this app six months ago and want to use it more. The help seems quite nicely written but maybe a little overwhelming. The guides at the bottom of the help page are probably the best part for introducing yourself. If they had a bit more visuals or even an autoplaying video (without sound) I think they would be even more inviting. Also if this was integrated into the main UI – the main black toolbar, if there was a help button that meant when you clicked on a tool it expanded underneath listing the kinds of things you can use this for, it would be much more inviting and make exploration using the tools not require me to think “now what can I use this for?…”.

xScope seems solid as a rock, I have heard about xScope for a while and it’s been great to finally get it.

Developer Response

We appreciate your in-depth review of our product, it's great to hear how it's improved your work flow. Thanks for taking the time to write and for using xScope, enjoy.


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