Every student age group and teach has slightly differing requirements, but one that comes up often is graph paper on the screen. No, not an app that doubles as graph paper, but guide lines and grids on the Mac’s screen so students and teachers can move and place objects in a specific location. Here’s an app that does just that.
Grid Lines, Meet Guide Lines
Many of the more feature laden Mac graphic design tools have built-in grid and guide lines, but not all, and certainly not in other applications like word processors, photo enhancement apps, and others which could benefit from a grid or guideline option.
That’s what Raster does for 99-cents.
Raster is an overlay of grid and guidelines, each of which has configurable options for color, solid, dotted, and even transparency. Click the app in the Mac’s Menubar and here is what you get.
Option abound, including the ability to hide or show the grids with a click, toggle visibility of vertical or horizontal grid lines, display each line as a solid or dotted grid.
Raster gives you controls over the spacing between the grid and guidelines, and you can change the color of each as well as the transparency. If you want, there’s even an option to adjust the grid margins to the edge of the Mac’s screen.
As if all that wasn’t enough to justify the 99-cent price tag, Raster also lets everything on the Mac’s screen remain clickable while the grids and guidelines are visible over whatever is on the screen. Guidelines and grids function somewhat similarly but the former can be locked in place and centered.
Got Spaces on your Mac? Raster can be assigned to work on a single specific Space in your workflow, and selected from the Mac’s Menubar drop down menu. This is one of those useful utilities that is bargain priced, and something many Mac users didn’t know could be done a Mac.