xScope

Inspect your graphics

In xScope, graphic designers may just have found the ultimate tool to measure anything on a screen. View full description

PROS

  • 7 special tools
  • Many ways to access tools
  • Beautiful interface

CONS

  • Only really for designers

Excellent
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In xScope, graphic designers may just have found the ultimate tool to measure anything on a screen.

This application, built by ARTIS Software and Iconfactory gives you a set of seven special tools to measure, align and inspect graphics and layouts on your screen. The complete set of tools is composed of rulers, a loupe, screens, guides, frames, dimensions and a crosshair. These give you very different yet precise methods of measuring elements on-screen.

Not only is the application very functional, but it is also presented a smooth and attractive interface which makes everything accessible. xScope gives you many ways to access tools: menu bar icons, a floating palette and even keyboard shortcuts, making everything within reach.

Even though xScope is easy to use we would only really recommend it to web designers, who'll probably find great use in the extensive measurement tools.

xScope is an excellent application to measure any on-screen element with seven special tools. A well designed interface and many access tools make for recommended application for design professionals.

Changes

  • Toolbar can be displayed vertically
  • Active tools are highlighted in the toolbar
  • Shift-Control-Arrow key can be used to resize Rulers and Frames
  • Screens now show content area size along with screen size
  • Bug fixes

Created for designers by ARTIS Software & The Iconfactory, xScope is a powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, aligning and inspecting on-screen graphics and layouts. Always quickly available via the menu bar, xScope's flexible tools float above desktop windows and UI elements making measuring a breeze.

xScope is really six tools in one that will help any designer do their job faster and produce more accurate results. These tools include:

Rulers

Powerful on-screen rulers for pixel measurements

Fully adjustable horizontal & vertical lengths

Rulers can span multiple monitors

Snap ruler height, length & rotation to set increments

Full 360 degree rotation range

Displays deltas for rotated rulers

Screens

Easily see the usable real estate for any screen size

Pre-sets for standard screen sizes (640, 800 & 1024)

Displays usable screen content areas for Mac or Win

Pre-defined content area settings for most browsers

Define custom area settings for any OS or browser

Loupe

Magnify any portion of the screen under your mouse

Displays color under your cursor in RGB, HSB or HEX

Displays co-ordinates of mouse cursor for reference

Copy and paste Loupe infomation (image, color, etc)

The content of the window or the mouse position can be locked

Guides

Vertical & horizontal guides that float on top of all else on the screen

Displays guide position in pixels when placed

Save & load guide positions for later reference

Link and move multiple guides at the same time

Supports double monitor environments

Frames

Adjustable marker boxes float on top of the screen

Link and move multiple frames at the same time

Create, move, duplicate & edit frames at will

Display's frames origin, width & height

Save & load frame positions for later reference

Crosshair

Reports the co-ordinate position of the mouse cursor

Set any point on the screen as the origin

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xScope 2.5