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xScope
xScope
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xScope free download for Mac

xScope for Mac

28 May 2021

Onscreen graphic measurement tools.

What is xScope for Mac

xScope is powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting, and testing on-screen graphics and layouts. Its tools float above your desktop windows and can be accessed via a toolbar, menubar, and/or hot keys.

Mirror
  • Remote Viewing - Easily view Photoshop, files or windows on your iOS or AirPlay device
  • Templates - Automatically shows icon or wallpaper mockup on iOS
  • Chromeless UI - No overlaid chrome to get in the way while you work
  • Security - Toggle user authentication requests on/off via Preferences
  • Download the xScope Mirror App for iOS at http://xscopeapp.com/ios
Text
  • Powerful Search - For name or tag in any of the 100,000+ Unicode characters
  • Decipher Text - Deciphers text entities, encodings, constants, and more!
  • Convert Format - Output text as a string, entities, URL encoding, and more!
  • Measure Glyphs - Shows line, character or web layout: including font metrics and CSS
  • Character Palette - A handy place to collect commonly used Unicode characters
Dimensions
  • Find the dimensions of anything on screen instantly
  • Find distance between objects quickly and easily
  • Create screen shots of any measured element
Rulers
  • Powerful on-screen rulers for pixel measurements
  • Two rulers with synchronization for easy on-screen comparison
  • Hold down control to snap to edges of onscreen content
  • Fully adjustable horizontal and vertical lengths
  • Full 360 degree rotation range
  • Displays deltas for rotated rulers
Overlay
  • Enhances Your Web Browser - Attaches to window to make development easier
  • Alignment Marks - Check positioning and distances in px/em/pt and percentages
  • Mockup Image - A transparent design comp over your HTML and CSS code
  • Grids with Breakpoints - Grid systems that stay in sync with your media queries
  • Cycle Breakpoints - Quickly check your design at all sizes used in your CSS
  • Full-page Screenshot - Get a picture of your whole web page
  • Works with iOS Simulator - Great for testing in Safari or developing native apps
Screens
  • Easily see the usable real estate for any screen size
  • Organized by platform including iOS, Android, Mac, Windows and TV
  • Pre-defined screen templates or create your own
  • Displays title and game safe areas for 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio TVs.
  • Simulate user vision problems including color blindness and presbyopia (old age)
  • De-retinizer to simulate normal display when using Retina display
  • 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, HEX, CSS3 rgb() and HTML
  • Quick measurement of magnified image using Dimensions
  • Reference color format: work with a hex color while viewing RGB format
  • Collect a running list of color swatches with Shift-Cmd-C
  • Save out or import .ACO color swatch files for easy reference
  • Simulate user vision problems including color blindness and presbyopia (old age)
  • Displays co-ordinates of mouse cursor for reference
  • The content of the window or the mouse position can be locked
Guides
  • Vertical and horizontal guides that float on top of all else on the screen
  • Displays guide position in pixels when placed
  • Displays distance between guides in pixels
  • Save and load guide positions for later reference
  • Supports multiple monitors
Frames
  • Adjustable marker boxes float on top of the screen
  • Hold down control to snap to edges of onscreen content
  • Cmd-Shift-5 to shrink a selection around on screen content and create a frame
  • Display preset grids to help compose frame layouts
  • Create, move, duplicate and edit frames at will
  • Save and load frame positions for later reference
Crosshair
  • Reports the coordinate position of the mouse cursor
  • Change origin from the upper-left (design work) to lower-left (development work)

What's new in xScope

Version 4.5.1:
Bug Fixes:
  • Removed support for Firefox in Overlay tool because it’s no longer scriptable
  • Overlay grid resizing is now on by default
  • Fixed an issue with layout in the Preferences window
  • Improved check for Screen Recording permissions on Big Sur
  • Fixed corrupted downloads from code signing issue
xScope for Mac Old Versions
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Aargl
Aargl
Oct 20 2018
4.3.3
0.0
Oct 20 2018
0.0
Version: 4.3.3
There's an issue in OS 10.9 where the prefs won't display. (v4.3 was ok)
Uncoy
Uncoy
Jun 3 2018
4.3.1
3.0
Jun 3 2018
3.0
Version: 4.3.1
On the other hand, between xScope with its "cool" techy interface and Art Director's Toolkit, I've always preferred the latter. Unfortunately I own xScope in a current version while ADT pricing and upgrade policy have always been pretty dodgy. So I'm pretty happy someone is offering a competitively priced alternative. xScope does turn up on promotions, including at Macupdate, which is why I mentioned pricing positively. Retail is too much, unless you really like techy interfaces.
Veryvito
Veryvito
Mar 23 2017
4.3
3.5
Mar 23 2017
3.5
Version: 4.3
Pricy, but better than you think it is... I've been looking for alternatives to this for years now, but finally bit the bullet and purchased xScope. NO regrets -- and now that I know I'll keep it around, I find I use it much more than I actually thought I would. The Guides and Dimensions panels save SOOOO much time when laying out UI components. My only gripe is the annoyance of its always-present Dock and Task Switcher icons. I prefer system-wide utilities to sit quietly in the background until I conjure them via keyboard shortcut or menubar icon; otherwise, it's yet another thing competing for my attention on a developer's already-crowded Dock . Not sure why IconFactory developers insist that this is "the only way to do it," when Apple clearly documents how to make menubar-based applications that don't require the Dock icon (a la Annotate/Glui, for instance).
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
Dec 1 2016
4.3
3.0
Dec 1 2016
3.0
Version: 4.3
"Will Email when discounted"
Guest
Guest
Apr 2 2016
4.2
0.0
Apr 2 2016
0.0
Version: 4.2
Great program but kind of a memory hog. Haven't touched it in a few hours and it's sitting on over 500Mb.
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Apr 1 2016
4.2
5.0
Apr 1 2016
5.0
Version: 4.2
Really excellent! A must have.
22duke
22duke
Apr 24 2015
4.1.3
0.0
Apr 24 2015
0.0
Version: 4.1.3
it looks good, but $AU64 you got to be joking
Echoz
Echoz
Nov 14 2014
4.1
0.0
Nov 14 2014
0.0
Version: 4.1
Note the site still has v4 download, but MacUpdate has v4.1
Geopick
Geopick
Jul 10 2014
0.0
Jul 10 2014
0.0
Version: null
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.
Rochade
Rochade
Jun 27 2014
4.0
0.0
Jun 27 2014
0.0
Version: 4.0
Is there any difference between the MAS and non-MAS version?
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jun 27 2014
4.0
0.0
Jun 27 2014
0.0
Version: 4.0
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.
Colin-☕
Colin-☕
May 3 2014
3.6.3
5.0
May 3 2014
5.0
Version: 3.6.3
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.
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Feb 20 2014
3.6.3
5.0
Feb 20 2014
5.0
Version: 3.6.3
I use it a lot for developing websites and other things!
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Oct 28 2013
3.6.2
3.0
Oct 28 2013
3.0
Version: 3.6.2
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.
Sachi
Sachi
Dec 11 2012
3.5.2
0.0
Dec 11 2012
0.0
Version: 3.5.2
>> 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.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 17 2012
3.5.1
5.0
Oct 17 2012
5.0
Version: 3.5.1
Excellent in every way.
asimo
asimo
Oct 17 2012
3.5.1
5.0
Oct 17 2012
5.0
Version: 3.5.1
The best application of its kind
asimo
asimo
Oct 17 2012
3.5.1
5.0
Oct 17 2012
5.0
Version: 3.5.1
The best application of its kind.
Huhaa
Huhaa
Jun 28 2012
3.2.2
5.0
Jun 28 2012
5.0
Version: 3.2.2
Love it!
mjasinski
mjasinski
Aug 19 2011
2.5.1
0.0
Aug 19 2011
0.0
Version: 2.5.1
Version 2.5.1 crashes on launch (even after reinstallation) on Lion (10.7)
fleischner
fleischner
Jul 14 2011
2.5
0.0
Jul 14 2011
0.0
Version: 2.5
Newest version quits on launch for me, even after deleting prefs and cache. 10.5.8 on PPC.
MaximilianGoetzfried
MaximilianGoetzfried
Jul 14 2011
2.5
5.0
Jul 14 2011
5.0
Version: 2.5
Iconfactory today released version 2.5 which fixes all problems described in my previous review. Raised my rating from 3 to 5 stars. Re-bought it via the Mac AppStore to get the upcoming version 3.0 for free.
MaximilianGoetzfried
MaximilianGoetzfried
Jul 7 2011
2.2.2
5.0
Jul 7 2011
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
No update since 2009. Sent a mail to the support, because the current version does not work on OS X Lion. No answer in 2 months. Purchased both xScope 1.x and 2.x. Now very disappointed and can't find an adequate alternative. Used this app every day.
anonymous-earthworm-5853
anonymous-earthworm-5853
Mar 5 2010
2.2.2
5.0
Mar 5 2010
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
if you are a web developer using a mac xScope should be right next to Firebug as totally essential tools. Every single tool is useful and well-thought-out. highly recommended to anyone who wrangles pixels for a living.
hced
hced
Jan 10 2010
2.2.2
5.0
Jan 10 2010
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
This has been my favorite screen measuring app ever since it first came out. Highly useful (and usable) for web design and what not. I like the status bar implementation which makes it stay out of way and yet be there when you need it.
Abelle
Abelle
Dec 21 2009
2.2.2
5.0
Dec 21 2009
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
Essential, very good software, thank you.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Aug 7 2009
2.2
5.0
Aug 7 2009
5.0
Version: 2.2
I can't believe I waited so long to buy this !!!!!
Bill-Clinton
Bill-Clinton
Apr 4 2008
2.1
0.0
Apr 4 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1
This version (2.1) still has a bug where the menu command Create Horizontal Guide or its equivalent, Shift-Command-H, does nothing. I reported this during 2.1 beta testing but they've released it anyway, with the bug. This product seems like something that someone hires contract programmers for from time to time--just guessing. And yes, what were they smoking to set the price this high.
Stormchild
Stormchild
Apr 3 2008
2.1
0.0
Apr 3 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1
A handy little tool, but way overpriced. I would gladly pay $12.95 for this, but no more. I really only use a couple of the features, so it's just not worth it for me.
Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Feb 2 2008
2.0
0.0
Feb 2 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0
I really like this little gizmo, but YEOW, that's way outa the gizmo price range! .
Justinnorman
Justinnorman
Jul 3 2006
1.5
5.0
Jul 3 2006
5.0
Version: 1.5
After trying the xScope demo, I found it to be useful enough to purchase. Too often I've found myself trying to center a graphic in the middle of a document by eyeballing it, since I don't have a grid or ruler available in every application I use. xScope works incredibly well as a universal ruler, magnifier and more (although I don't use much other than the ruler and magnifier). Even just for the ruler tool, xScope has proved to be worth its meager price for me.
Guest
Guest
Oct 26 2005
1.1
2.3
Oct 26 2005
2.3
Version: 1.1
Latest version has lots of weird behavior with OS X Tiger 10.4.2. The program has a problem with hiding (apple-H) when crosshair / magnifier / ruler is on The crosshair/ruler function has inaccurate/different coordinates by 1px, extremely annoying. (Happens when vertical ruler is extended and crosshair center is ruler 0) All this worked in Panther mailed them this report two times, no response altrough the GUI is good, the idea is good this is not quality software for now.
Guest
Guest
Nov 30 2004
1.0.1
2.3
Nov 30 2004
2.3
Version: 1.0.1
love it but would love it more if i could have it run iconless (dock+menu)... as i use hotkeys for all of them and would love to capture back my dock from yet another icon.... thanks!
Guest
Guest
Sep 28 2004
1.0.1
2.3
Sep 28 2004
2.3
Version: 1.0.1
If you're a graphic designer on the mac than it's a very, very usefull app. Looks nice and easy to work with for a low price.
Guest
Guest
Nov 14 2003
1.0
0.0
Nov 14 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0
What am awesome product! The design of this is exceptional... and I know within days I'll wonder how I ever managed to work without it! Stunning!
Guest
Guest
Nov 14 2003
1.0
2.3
Nov 14 2003
2.3
Version: 1.0
Very, very handy. Packs a bunch of functions from a group of applications I already have, but puts them all into one package with a very slick, well designed interface. Be sure to turn on "menu bar icons" in the preferences. Sweet shortcuts. :)
Guest
Guest
Nov 14 2003
1.0
2.3
Nov 14 2003
2.3
Version: 1.0
xScope is beautifully designed, intelligently implemented, fairly priced, and undoubtedly useful to anyone who works with graphics on a Mac. For a 1.0 release, this easily earns five stars from me, but what's a review without a wish list? - Consolidate the windows. xScope creates about 20 hidden windows, some of which are quite large (2000x2000 !). This results in the app taking up about 46MB of real RAM and means that I can't leave it open all the time. Try creating your windows as needed, not all at once, and no larger than my screen. - A cool thing for programmers would be to add a "Copy as NSColor declaration" to the Loupe menu which would copy text to the pasteboard based on the focused pixel. e.g. - [NSColor colorWithCalibratedRed:0.94 green:0.80 blue:0.48 alpha:1.0] Anyway, what a great addition to the Mac designer's toolbox. Thanks guys!
$49.99
4.2
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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