Those I like I keep, of course, but that doesn’t mean they get used every day. Take Rulers as my example. It’s the only Mac app I use that creates onscreen rulers and grids that can be used within any Mac graphic app.
Ruling With Rulers
Rulers works almost exactly the way you’d expect and the way you want which indicates the developer has run into the screen ruler and grid problem before.
Create as many different rulers as you need. Ditto for the grid generator which supports multiple units of measurement.
Also built in to Rulers are two other functions that most of us who do any graphic design work at all know all too well.
The magnifying loupe, and the color picker. And both are in Rulers, which makes it something of a one-trick pony with a few surprise tricks.
One look at how Rulers layouts out measurements and grids on a Mac’s screen and you’ll see why it’s a valuable addition to any graphic designer’s App folder.
Notice the rulers which line the edge of the Mac’s screen.
The grid generator gives you options to create grids with multiple units of measurement, and grids which can be used on different apps and screens.
Speaking of screens, Rulers also works on Mac’s with multiple displays. And, as you’re creating a ruler with a specific grid, Rulers uses autosave to make sure your settings are not lost.
The loupe and color picker are not the ones I use the most, but they’re decent and usable and you’re not exactly paying extra.