G-Ruler
G-Ruler
1.6

4.5

G-Ruler free download for Mac

G-Ruler1.6

24 May 2005

Screen ruler widget.

Overview

G-Ruler is Dashboard widget that provides a gorgeous on-screen ruler to measure your screen. It's ideal for graphic designers and Web developers who wish to measure screen elements.

Features:

  • Choose from Pixels, Picas, Centimeters, or Inches
  • Flip the Ruler between horizontal and vertical
  • Pinpoint pixel perfect measurements with a tracking crosshair
  • Add multiple rulers each with different settings
  • Choose between four themes, Azure, Bubblegum, Onyx, and Clear.

What's new in G-Ruler

Version 1.6:
  • Added live cursor tracking
  • Crosshair cursor when over the edge
  • Picas added
  • Web link + version No. on back panel
  • Updated Dashboard Icon

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How would you rate G-Ruler app?

11 Reviews of G-Ruler

Anonymous
24 May 2005
Version: 1.5

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Works perfectly and it is something I will use often, unlike so many of the crappy pieces of usless eye candy out there. Would like to see the lenght exceed 600 pixels though...say to 900.
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Roro01
04 January 2007
Version: 1.6
NOTHING TO DO WITH MEASURING BANANAS OR PENCILS!!! It is simple: One inch = 72 pixels on a screen with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch. However, on a screen with a resolution of 96 pixels per inch, for example, 1 inch = 96 pixels. So, if the ruler is drawn as a simple 72 dpi image (i.e., it is impossible to adjust it) it will show inches accurately only on a screen with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch. On a screen with a resolution of 96 pixels per inch, it will show 72 pixels as an inch instead of 96. The guy who posted anonymously on 7 Aug '05 is absolutely right and thanks to him I avoided downloading G-Ruler and instead downloaded Free Ruler today.
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5
Cruzdrew
01 November 2006
Version: 1.6
Seems like a good sturdy ruler Thanks!! Sometime i like being able to measure stuff before printing it. And this seems to work accurately for that!
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Anonymous
24 September 2005
Version: 1.6
Apart from being useful for graphics work and web development, the design is a retro wonder for Brtish people of a certain age. Stylish and sly, and with a nice range of colours too! As for the guy who thought he should be able to use it to measure real-world objects (wuh?) - man, if it's a problem for you, why not write your own widget instead of ragging on other people's stuff?
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Anonymous
24 September 2005
Version: 1.6
I should point out, this is widget is for measuring on-screen elements (websites, applications etc.). The previous poster insisted that he should be able to measure real world items (bananas and pencils etc) with G-Ruler. To anyone experiencing the same issues, may I recommend getting a real ruler and a real life to go with it. Al the best, Tom.
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Anonymous
08 August 2005
Version: 1.6
I contacted the author about the problem with the physical measurements (inches and centimeters) but he didn't seem to care. People are saying "why would you want the on-screen ruler to match up with a real ruler?" The counter-argument is, "then why include in or cm at all?" If you're going to include physical measurements, at least bother to make them accurate. For those who don't understand, the issue is that the ruler is drawn as a simple 72dpi image. Unfortunately, not all screens have a density of exactly 72 pixels per inch. So on any such screen, such as on all iBooks and PowerBooks, the ruler will not be accurate for any physical length measurements.
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Anonymous
17 June 2005
Version: 1.6
This is such a cool tool! Handy for getting the interface looking exactly as it should in HTML compared to the Photoshop design. A colleague has one for PC and it looks pants compared to this one. The shatterproof look takes me back to schooldays. Simple to use. Have not been using it long so can't vouch for stability.
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Anonymous
24 May 2005
Version: 1.5
Works perfectly and it is something I will use often, unlike so many of the crappy pieces of usless eye candy out there. Would like to see the lenght exceed 600 pixels though...say to 900.
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Anonymous
18 May 2005
Version: 1.5
The measurements are 100% pixel perfect. Check them against Photoshops. Its not a measurement of your physical screen size, that would be pointless!
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4.25
Anonymous
09 May 2005
Version: 1.1
Too bad it's not accurate... the cm's dont match up w/ my real ruler.. Apple LCD studio display, 17 inches, 1280*1024... but if done right.. that shouldnt matter...
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Anonymous
09 May 2005
Version: 1.1
Works as promised and looks fantastic!
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Anonymous
08 May 2005
Version: 1.0
I've used a couple on-screen rulers and this one is very pretty. Thanks for it! How about adding some units useful to graphics folks? ie. points, picas, inches, etc. Also, what if I need to measure something vertical? How about an axis switch option.
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