My home office Mac is adorned with all the prerequisites of too much time spent in front of a screen. Stickies and real Post-it Notes.
Buried within my Mac are dozens of apps which help me do this or that, a large collection of color apps, a smaller collection of graphic apps and tools, and more than a few apps which do mostly one thing, like measure pixels on the screen.
Have Pixels, Will Count
Your Mac’s screen is really a grid of pixels, left to right, top to bottom. That’s not a good grid to measure when you need to know how many pixels wide or high an object might be.
So, you need a tool like Rulers.
It’s part of the new breed of Mac App Store one-trick-pony apps; not free, not expensive, useful, but with a few flaws.
Rulers creates a grid (or multiple grids) for your Mac’s screen. It also creates rulers which can ring the screen, or float wherever you need them so you can measure onscreen objects with ease.
As an app, Rulers isn’t comparable to Icon Factory’s xScope, my favorite Mac graphic tool, but it has a few features you’ll like at a much lower price tag.
Create and use as many rulers as you need, using multiple units of measure.
It works on multiple Mac displays, comes with a built-in color picker and magnifying loupe.
Rulers also does screen capture. You can take a snapshot of the whole screen, or a selected area of the screen. Problems? Yes, a few.
It’s Mac App Store only, so there’s no trial, no lite version, no try-before-you-buy option. In this economy, try-before-you-buy should not be an option.