PixelStick
PixelStick
2.15.0

3.9

PixelStick free download for Mac

PixelStick

2.15.0
31 July 2018

Measure distances, angles and colors in any app.

Overview

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.

What's new in PixelStick

Version 2.15.0:
  • Fix for 0's displaying for location of circle and square in pixelstick panel for some people. this occurred if in the system preferences:mission control the item "Displays have separate Spaces" was unchecked. this was, as you can imagine, difficult to discover. we apologize for the delay. this version solves that. the sys pref can now be set either way. you don't need to change any settings.

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21 PixelStick Reviews

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Philosopherdog
01 October 2010

Most helpful

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
dermod-wood
08 November 2019
Saves hours over the course of a web project. I don't know what I'd do without it!
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Version 2.15.0
typeadesign
10 June 2019
PixelStick is an inexpensive, quick and easy tool that does what it says. I’m a graphic designer and was looking for a replacement for Art Directors Toolbox. For what I need, PixelStick fits the bill and even has features I didn’t know I needed until I used them (the Screen Elements tool turned out to be a gift and shaves several minutes off a task for *each time I use it*). The color pickup tool and the onscreen rulers save me time on a job each time I use the app. An essential tool for me.
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Version 2.15.0
David&ly
03 October 2017
This is described as a standalone app, behaving exactly like the Photoshop ruler tool. IT Does NOT! You can only measure in pixels, there are no preferences for changing the units of measurement, so measuring in MM for example is out, unless you go to the hassel of converting pixels to other units.
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Version 2.10.1
2 answer(s)
Plum Amazing
Plum Amazing
30 July 2018
it is like the photoshop ruler. it is not like a regular ruler. it's called pixelstick because it is all about pixels. it can be used to measure anything on screen (involving pixels) and there are ways to convert those pixels to other systems. thanks
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dermod-wood
dermod-wood
08 November 2019
What a hassel that is! :-)
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Version 2.15.0
nicb-1
03 October 2017
Pixelstick is uber useful being able to use it with any application (esp. in Photoshop and Indesign); an instant Swiss army knife on the screen. The guides can be shown or hidden with a hot key. I find the app indispensable.
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Version 2.10.1
giaco51
02 October 2017
I was really excited to have this handy little app, BUT, the serial number DOES NOT WORK! Frustrated by the extract symbols surround my user name , email address and the serial number such as ((‘:, I contacted Bryan at MacUpdate support. He immediately came back with an explanation, and after depending another hour trying to make it work, I contacted Bryan again and sent screen shots. That was four days ago and he still HAS NOT RETURNED WITH A SOLUTION! I sent another email asking for resolution OR a refund. Could this be the last time I use MacUpdate? The program itself might be great, but using unregistered software with constant reminders is a royal pain. Bryan- get on the stick. Oh, I also tried contacting the developer and the page would not load onto my Mac for security reasons. Does that tell me something about this whole operation?
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Version 2.10.1
1 answer(s)
Plum Amazing
Plum Amazing
03 October 2017
hi, this area is for reviews. the macupdate people don't know the software like the creators do. for tech support please contact us. plumamazing.com/support

did you copy and paste the email you bought with and the license key into the app? please reply to me at info@plumamazing it's a much better place for tech support because you get answers and it allows screenshots, etc.
thanks!
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ralph-10
02 October 2017
Very usefull. Should be part of every Mac system like the calculator or the disk utility.
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Version 2.10.1
stephen-zurcher
01 April 2017
Does its job, and does it well. Unobtrusive. Well priced. Free version without cumbersome additions like ads/upsells, etc. Worth paying for. By comparison, this website (MacUpdate) wants me to pay them to not send me e-mail. What's up with that? Still willing to put up with it (for now) to leave a review for this great App.
Like (1)
Version 2.9
hotmailgateway
25 August 2015
Great app!! the only ruler app, that I could find, where you can measure inclined length on the screen. Also possible to set custom units, all-though not in the most intuitive way. Support via mail cleared things up for me with a great explanation, which might be added to the manual in the near future. Few minor hiccups but nothing worth mentioning, and nothing I thought would ruined my experience with the app. Definitely worth the money, and a MUST for every UI designer.
Just make sure to buy not to buy the App Store version, which isn't updated as often, but buy the newer version directly from the Plum Amazing website.
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Version 2.7
1 answer(s)
Julian-Miller
Julian-Miller
21 November 2015
first, thanks very much for the detailed review. we live more for this than the money. being a dev these days especially for niche apps is often a work of love and the comments are what keeps us going.

there is yet another update to the app. version 2.9 is out and is a major upgrade. sparkle (used by a lot of developers to check for updates, download and replace the old app) is broken by Apple's increased security in 10.11. so, do a manual download of the app from our site and replace the version you have.

big thanks!
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TheNighthawk7440
05 April 2013
PixelStick ROCKS!! Is there a 5.5 rating? 5+ ?
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Version 2.5
1 answer(s)
Julian-Miller
Julian-Miller
21 November 2015
there is yet another update to the app. version 2.9 is out and free as usual for previous owners. it's an important update. thanks for the great review! more features coming soon.
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Rotuared
12 October 2012
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
1 answer(s)
Julian-Miller
Julian-Miller
21 November 2015
just wanted you to know there is yet another update to the app. version 2.9 is out and free as usual for previous owners. thanks for the nice review!
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$10.00

3.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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