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PixelStick is a tool for measuring distances, angles and colors on the screen. PhotoShop has distance, angle and color tools but they only work in PhotoShop. PixelStick works in any app and anywhere on screen anytime and costs a hundred times less.

Its easy, simple and fast. PixelStick is a measuring tool you can pinch and stretch to measure anything on your screen. Use the eyedropper to copy colors in 4 formats (CSS, RGB, RGB hex, HTML) to the clipboard for use in any app.

Its like an onscreen virtual ruler that you can use vertically, horizontally and at any angle to measure distances, angles and much more more...

What's New

Version 2.7:
  • [Fix] A variety of small improvements.
  • [Updated] Icons and some graphics.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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TheNighthawk7440 Member IconReview+0
TheNighthawk7440
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PixelStick ROCKS!!

Is there a 5.5 rating? 5+ ?

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Version 2.5
Rotuared Member IconReview+3
Rotuared
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The new version 2.5 now runs on OS X 10.6.8! Thanks for the quick update.

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Version 2.5
Bobembry Member IconComment+64
Bobembry
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2.4 won't run on 10.6.8 on my machine. Icon is crossed out.

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Version 2.4
Plum Amazing (Developer)
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hi bobembry, thanks for catching that. i just put up a new version that fixes that. can you download and check. thanks - julian

Bobembry
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Thanks Plum Amazing, your speed is Plum Amazing

Cicakchanson Member IconReview+0
Cicakchanson
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I really wish Pixelstick did what it claims to do. I've had this program for several months and it works sporadically. The issue is that the "guides" that Pixelstick generates are constantly appearing off of my screen and clicking "reset guides" doesn't seem to help. Even more troubling, I've written customer support two separate times explaining this issue and I get no response. Like I said, I really think Pixelstick could be a useful program but if a program doesn't work and customer support doesn't seem to care then it isn't a very good program.

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Version 2.3
Plum Amazing (Developer)
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hi cicakchanson, sorry for the delay. i don't always check macupdate. there is now a new version that fixes that. can you download and check. thanks - julian

Diarbyrag Member IconComment+92
Diarbyrag
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This Version 2.0 is INTEL ONLY, more wasted milliseconds of my life D'oh!

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Version 2.0
Regular-Warren
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I've corrected our listing. Sorry for the misinformation!

Diarbyrag
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Cheers Warren, no problem, they even have it wrong on their website

Ppctyler
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So, Warren. Can you get them to give us a link to a PPC version?

Tyler

Regular-Warren
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Tyler,

Because of the fact that the application is listed as universal binary on the developer's site, I've contacted them to see if they can clear up the confusion. I'll keep you posted.

Regular-Warren
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Update: I've contacted the developer, and they've now removed the erroneous "Universal binary" information from their site. Unfortunately, they don't seem to offer any version for PPC users at this point.

Philosopherdog Member IconReview+99
Philosopherdog
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Sweet! Runs really lite in Snow Leopard compared to comparable rulers, like free ruler which runs at 5% cpu usage! I also like this over x-scope which I find obtrusive and with windows like ugliness. Gratitude to the developer especially for making it free.

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Version 1.1.1
Antioche Member IconComment+1
Antioche
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Great apps, simple, easy to use and very unobtrusive. Well done!

A small request that would be particularly useful when working on scanned architectural drawings: the ability to define a custom scale.

A similar functionality exists in Meander, but meander is completely overblown when the only thing I want to measure in the straight distance between two points...

I imagine the custom scale to work as follows:
1. Extend the two ruler handles to between two known points on the scanned drawings.
2. Choose "Custom scale..." from the scaling menu
3. Enter a custom distance that matches the scaled distance on the drawing
4. From now on, all distances displayed are multiplied by the custom scale factor.

This would make this already great tool absolutely perfect for me!

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Version 1.1.1
Niq Member IconReview+0
Niq
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Truly awesome - a must have app for anybody doing any sort of design work. Thanks for the UB =)

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Version 1.1.1
Phaleron Member IconComment+97
Phaleron
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I stand corrected.

Upon further examining the interface. PixelStick does offer a way to constrain movement, albeit not via key combinations. Perhaps the current method is better; I am not sure at this point. But the feature exists. Thank you again for such a neat tool.

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Version 1.1.1
Phaleron Member IconReview+97
Phaleron
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Excellent!

Incorporating the ability to constrain movements would make this a perfect graphics tool.

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Version 1.1.1
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Maarchitectspc
Version 2.3
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Michaelfuchs
Version 2.3
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jiceman01
Version 2.2
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Orlandoech
Version 1.2.1
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Merighi
Version 1.2.1
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Version 1.2.1
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Downloads 11,934
Version Downloads 622
License Shareware
Date 25 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $7.00
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