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Crosshairs is a lightweight app for getting the dimensions of anything on your screen. You can drag a transparent overlay overtop of any app and adjust the box as much as you need. No more taking a screenshot just to get the size of something.


  • Activate the app with global hotkey, which is customizable
  • Switch between overlay colors
  • Dynamically adjust the opacity of the overlay
  • Copy dimensions directly to your clipboard
  • Can customize the format of the dimensions to suit your needs
  • Take a screenshot of the area beneath the overlay
  • Make pixel perfect adjustments with the keyboard

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • Added inverted overlay mode (shortcut: i)
  • Made hotkey activate or deactivate app (instead of just activating it)
  • Some minor user interface updates to handles and dimensions bubble to help stand out better
  • Crosshairs will no longer deactivate the current app so it works better with apps like Photoshop. Side effect is no custom cursor support. Added preference to return the


Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Downloads 1,034
Version Downloads 827
License Demo
Date 22 Feb 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $4.99
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