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xScope overview

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 https://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 version 4.5.2

Updated on Feb 02 2022

  • Fixed disabled menu items for Rulers on Monterey
  • Fixed display of menu bar icon on Monterey
View older xScope updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

36 MB

Developer’s website

https://xscopeapp.com

Downloads

44863

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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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)
$49.99
PaidOne-Time Purchase
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