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xScope is a powerful set of tools for designers that are ideal for measuring, aligning and inspecting on-screen graphics and layouts. The software consists of seven tools in one:
  • Dimensions - Find the size of anything on screen instantly
  • Rulers - On-screen rulers that measure distances and angles
  • Screens - A dynamic view of smaller screen sizes & browser content areas
  • Loupe - A magnifying glass that gives you a close-up view of your work
  • Guides - Markers for precise horizontal and vertical alignment
  • Frames - Markers for precise width, height & origin alignment more...

What's New

Version 4.0:
  • Modern Interface - Re-designed for increased usability and a fresh new look
  • Retina Display - Fully supported
  • OS X Support - Runs on Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite
  • Optimized Performance - Lower CPU and GPU usage for improved battery life
  • Photoshop Integration - Documents stay put when using xScope's tools
  • Screenshot hot key now works more...


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Mistersquid Member IconReview+71

Here's a review for you. What is wrong with Macupdate.com that it not only suggests I add YET ANOTHER WAY to download and manage apps on my computer that is not vendor supported, and the JavaScript is so fouled on this site that I cannot download the app in question from the div whose id is "app_info_download_link".


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Version 4.0

My apologies, in a fit of pique I posted the above which, my bad.

Would a moderator please delete my thoughtless comment. I promise not to do such a thing again.



Squid, are you rating Macupdate or xScope with 3 stars? If you could kindly direct your ratings to the app, that would be awesome. Thanks!

Geopick Member IconComment+29

There is no upgrade path for App Store owners. I purchased version 3.6.3 from the App Store and also have a version 2 license from IconFactory. The IconFactory website will not accept the version 2 license number. The App Store and website price for version 4 is $49.99 whereas the web site upgrade is $24.99. Of course, I have received no responses from IconFactory support. So, I'm stuck at version 3.

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We respond to *all* support emails within 48 hours. If we haven't responded that's most likely because we never received it. Try again by emailing me directly at webmaster@iconfactory.com. For the record, there is an upgrade path from 3 to 4 from the MAS to IF version. I'll give you more info when you write, thanks.

Rochade Member IconComment+92

Is there any difference between the MAS and non-MAS version?

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Version 4.0
The Iconfactory (Developer)

There are a few differences, yes. They are outlined here - http://support.iconfactory.com/kb/xscope/differences-between-xscope-on-the-mac-app-store-and-iconfactory-website

Negritude Member IconComment+1082

FYI, the upgrade price is $24.99 for a limited time. It's also $24.99 in the MAS right now. They don't say how long either will last.

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Version 4.0
Cfoster Member IconReview+10

xScope allows me to more easily create web pages that are pixel-accurate to the designer's intentions. This is one of those tools that seems so simple, but is remarkably useful because it has been implemented with such care. It works exactly as I need it to, without getting in the way of my work flow.

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Version 3.6.3
Nova-Bossa-Nova Member IconReview+35

I use it a lot for developing websites and other things!

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Version 3.6.3
Philosopherdog Member IconReview+99

Good application, but still no retina support. Retina has been out over a year. Otherwise it's a pretty nice application. Pretty much the only app of its kind on the platform. Most of the other options are not maintained and/or broken.

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Version 3.6.2
Vitu Member IconComment+137

@MU: Requirements need an update (as last 10.6 compatible version is 3.2.2).

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Version 3.6.1

Wow! Thanks, Vitu! That was our big, bad bad. I've updated the listing to reflect the correct system requirements.

Bdikkat Member IconReview+205

Only gripes are that it would be better with a menubar-only (no dock) option, and that the dimensions sometimes don't show unless you click the loupe on and off first. But a great app.

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Version 3.5.2
Sachi Member IconComment+21

>> Create a new guide or frame by holding down the Option key while dragging the item

Thank you very much for this one, it's so natural and easier to work with guide now.

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Version 3.5.2
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Version 3.6.3
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Version 3.6.1
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Version 3.2.2
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Version 3.2.2
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Version 3.1.1
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Version 2.2.2
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Downloads 36,626
Version Downloads 820
License Shareware
Date 26 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $49.99
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