Meander Alternatives

    Meander is described as 'An original way to measure routes, shapes, areas, anything that you can see on your screen Simply draw your line with mouse clicks on a nearly-transparent window over your map, chart or diagram Set Meander's scale against a known distance A selection of units included;'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Meander for Windows, Mac, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Meazure, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Meander are On-Screen Ruler (Free), PixelStick (Paid), Measure Schmeasure (Free Personal) and ScreenRuler (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 11, 2018

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      What are the dimensions of that image? How big is this window? Does this layout fit on an NTSC display? What color are these pixels? What does this icon look like close up? How can I capture an arbitrary portion of the screen?
    1. On-screen Ruler is a lightweight, free, semi-transparent ruler to measure portions of the screen. It has a lot of features (and related keys shortcuts) and several language translations are available too.
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      • Mac
      PixelStick is a tool for measuring distances and angles on the screen. Excellent for designers or anyone who wants to measure a distance on their screen in any window or application.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Measure Schmeasure is a simple screen ruler for measuring the width or height between pixels in any application. Just load it up and measure away.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      ScreenRuler lets you measure objects on your Ubuntu desktop using six different metrics. FEATURES * Horizontal and vertical measurement in 6 different metrics: pixels, centimeters, inches, picas, points, and as a percentage of the ruler’s length.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      GizmoLoupe is a simple utility to analyze (with zoom) images of your screen, measure the dimensions of objects on the screen and determine pixels color. GizmoLoupe also allows drawing a route on a map, to set the scale and to calculate the length of the path.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Yardstick is a small Utility, which helps you to measure anything, you can display on your screen. You draw a line or a polygon across the document to measure and Yardstick tells you the overall leng th and the area enclosed by the polygon.
    2. Measure any object on your screen with a portable ruler.
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    3. Measure screen elements in pixels.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      PixelRuler is a free only for private use software for measuring horizontal and vertical distances on the entire screen, and is ideal for web designers and graphic artists.
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