Yardstick+ Alternatives

    Yardstick+ is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Yardstick+ for Windows, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Meazure, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Yardstick+ are PixelStick (Paid), On-Screen Ruler (Free), GizmoLoupe (Free) and Meander (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 11, 2018

    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?
      • 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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    2. 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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      • 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
      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;...
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    3. Measure any object on your screen with a portable ruler.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Features o Hyper long cursor for better precision o Highly customizable o You can switch between vertical and horizontal orientation o Shows measurements in pixels o Stays on top of any other windows (float over your screen) o Extendable length (tts size can...
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Window Ruler is a program that permits you to: • Test if your application windows fit in a certain screen resolution (very useful for developers!); • Measure any window by dragging the red ball (left-upper corner).
    4. Measure screen elements in pixels.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      It's a screen ruler for Windows.
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