Rulers Alternatives

    Rulers is described as 'application that lets you measure, align and inspect everything on your monitor(s). Its available for both Mac and Windows systems' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Rulers for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Meazure, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rulers are Pixus (Free, Open Source), PixelStick (Paid), Measure Schmeasure (Free Personal) and Screen Ruler (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2014

    1. 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?
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Pixus is an AIR pixel ruler application, a handy tool for web and interface designers. It has a lot of features: 1) Measure the screen objects in pixels using both mouse and keyboard control. 2) Preview your design with skins and presets. 3) Multi-screen support.

      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      The program is no longer updated.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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      • 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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      • Windows
      Simple way to measure the distance between two points on your screen. Get the exact location and size of an element on a web page. Measure in pixels, centimeters, millimeters, points, inches or your own units.
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    2. JR Screen Ruler, also known as JRuler - Free virtual ruler for your computer screen. This Screen Ruler is a great tool that allows you to accurately measure anything on your screen. This is especially useful when measuring graphics, web page browser sizes or whatever.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      KRuler is an on-screen ruler for measuring pixels. Position the 0 at your starting point and measure the precise pixel distance between the starting point and your cursor.
    3. JR Screen Ruler Pro (aka JRuler Pro) is a great tool to accurately measure anything on your screen. This is especially useful when measuring graphics, web page browser sizes or whatever. Screen Ruler can display Pixels, Inches, Picas or Centimeters.
    4. Screen Ruler: Measure anything on your screen.
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      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Essential tool for every Android, iOS and web developer. Measure the size of each element in your app directly on your Android or iOS device. No more screenshots to find out the size of button or margin.
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