PixelStick
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PixelStick can measure distances, angles and colors in any app.   Shareware ($7.00)
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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
What's New
Version 2.5:
  • Fix: Issue for users of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard; may also work in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (we can't test, let us know).
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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PixelStick User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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TheNighthawk7440 reviewed on 04 Apr 2013
PixelStick ROCKS!!

Is there a 5.5 rating? 5+ ?
[Version 2.5]


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Rotuared reviewed on 12 Oct 2012
The new version 2.5 now runs on OS X 10.6.8! Thanks for the quick update.
[Version 2.5]


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Bobembry commented on 01 Oct 2012
2.4 won't run on 10.6.8 on my machine. Icon is crossed out.
[Version 2.4]

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Plum Amazing (developer) replied on 01 Oct 2012
hi bobembry, thanks for catching that. i just put up a new version that fixes that. can you download and check. thanks - julian
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Bobembry replied on 01 Oct 2012
Thanks Plum Amazing, your speed is Plum Amazing
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Cicakchanson reviewed on 11 Apr 2012
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.
[Version 2.3]

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Plum Amazing (developer) replied on 01 Oct 2012
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
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Diarbyrag commented on 18 Jul 2011
This Version 2.0 is INTEL ONLY, more wasted milliseconds of my life D'oh!
[Version 2.0]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 18 Jul 2011
I've corrected our listing. Sorry for the misinformation!
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Diarbyrag replied on 18 Jul 2011
Cheers Warren, no problem, they even have it wrong on their website
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Ppctyler replied on 22 Jan 2012
So, Warren. Can you get them to give us a link to a PPC version?

Tyler
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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 22 Jan 2012
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.
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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 25 Jan 2012
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.
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Philosopherdog reviewed on 01 Oct 2010
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.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Antioche commented on 20 Oct 2009
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!
[Version 1.1.1]


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Niq reviewed on 09 Dec 2007
Truly awesome - a must have app for anybody doing any sort of design work. Thanks for the UB =)
[Version 1.1.1]


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Phaleron commented on 14 Jul 2007
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.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Phaleron reviewed on 14 Jul 2007
Excellent!

Incorporating the ability to constrain movements would make this a perfect graphics tool.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Maarchitectspc rated on 15 Aug 2012

[Version 2.3]



Delury rated on 06 Feb 2012

[Version 2.3]



+16

Michaelfuchs rated on 14 Jan 2012

[Version 2.3]



jiceman01 rated on 13 Sep 2011

[Version 2.2]



-3

Orlandoech rated on 05 Jul 2011

[Version 1.2.1]



+14

Merighi rated on 29 Apr 2011

[Version 1.2.1]



+2

Verity rated on 16 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2.1]


Downloads:11,274
Version Downloads:1,680
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:11 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $7.00
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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 just by dragging.

Supports the scaling in Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, and Photoshop. Also has Customized (user settable) scaling options.

Most of what PixelStick does is obvious. Drag the endpoints to change the measurement. Click the locks to constrain the movement. Launch it, play around, no more limitations to just one app in measuring distance, angle and color.


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