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Ruler Alternatives

Ruler is described as 'It's a screen ruler for Windows' and is an app. There are more than 25 alternatives to Ruler for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is PicPick. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Meazure or Bluegrams Screen Ruler. Other great apps like Ruler are PixelSnap 2, Measure Schmeasure, ScreenRuler and Pixus.

Ruler alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ruler.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

It's a screen ruler for Windows.

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  1. PicPick icon

    PicPick

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user.

    ⚫︎ Full-page ScreenshotPicPick can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    ⚫︎ PortablePicPick can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizablePicPick is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  2. Meazure icon

    Meazure

    • 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?

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  3. PixelSnap 2 icon

    PixelSnap 2

    • Mac

    PixelSnap is an app for macOS that makes it easier for designers and web-developers to measure anything on their screens by just clicking and dragging around the cursor.

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  4. Bluegrams Screen Ruler icon

    Bluegrams Screen Ruler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A lightweight and configurable ruler tool for Windows Desktop. Measure the size of elements on the screen in pixels, centimeters, inches and points. Move and resize precisely using the mouse or the keyboard and add custom marking lines.

    ⚫︎ Support for 4KBluegrams Screen Ruler supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ CustomizableBluegrams Screen Ruler is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightBluegrams Screen Ruler consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Measure Schmeasure

    • 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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    Simple interface reminiscent of an actual ruler


  6. ScreenRuler icon

    ScreenRuler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    ScreenRuler lets you measure objects on your Ubuntu desktop using six different metrics.

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  7. Pixus icon

    Pixus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Pixus is an AIR pixel ruler application, a handy tool for web and interface designers.

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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0 R78, released in August 2009, can be still downloaded from Google Code.

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  8. A Ruler for Windows icon

    A Ruler for Windows

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Free on screen pixel ruler software for windows:The ruler easily measures objects on your screen. It's an ideal tool for designing web sites, working with graphics and perfecting the look of your digital products.

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  9. PMeter icon

    PMeter

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    PMeter is a very handy pixel meter. There are plenty of desktop rulers around, but it's hard to find a good one, which is free. PMeter is a simple to use desktop ruler allowing to switch between 3 user configurations easily.

    ⚫︎ PortablePMeter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. PixelStick icon

    PixelStick

    • 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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