Free Ruler
Free Ruler
2.0.3

5.0

Free Ruler free download for Mac

Free Ruler

2.0.3
26 October 2019

Screen ruler with many features.

Overview

Free Ruler is a screen ruler for OS X with many intuitive features. Great for Web developers, graphic designers and programmers.

Features:
  • A horizontal and vertical ruler which can be used independently or simultaneously.
  • Measurement in pixels only for now. Support for inches, picas, and centimeters is on the roadmap.
  • Automatic alignment of rulers.
  • The ability to group rulers and move them around as a unit.
  • Shadowless rulers with customizable transparency.
  • Interactive tick marks which follow the mouse location for more precise measurement.
  • Independent resizing of rulers.
  • Single key shortcuts for most ruler functions.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Free Ruler

Version 2.0.3:
  • Fixed issue with measurement labels getting cropped
  • Improved cursor behavior

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25 Free Ruler Reviews

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schmelding
16 October 2019

Most helpful

Free Ruler, will you marry me?
Like (2)
Version 2.0.1
handwerksschule
06 December 2019
What happened to "Change Ruler Length" It'S a pain to get it to lenght I need.
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Version 2.0.3
dianewestdesign
05 December 2019
I have loved it for many years. Thank you so much! It is one of my favorite Mac utilities. Any designer worth her salt should have one.
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Version 2.0.3
albertop9
08 November 2019
Dear Pascal Balthrop, you rock!
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Version 2.0.3
schmelding
16 October 2019
Free Ruler, will you marry me?
Like (2)
Version 2.0.1
davidinracine
12 November 2018
Still works perfectly in OSX 10.14.1 Mojave. Amazing that this 2007 software still runs fine despite all the OS changes!
Like (3)
Version 1.7b5
1 answer(s)
Linfeld
Linfeld
18 July 2019
Free Ruler does not work on MacOS 10.15 Catalina.
Like (2)
orlandojen
14 January 2015
Been using this for several years. It's simple but it's so useful. Love it! Glad it continues to work through the OS's.
Like (1)
Version 1.7b5
dummyD5893
29 October 2014
Still works on 10.9.5, although one has to make the rulers visible with cmd-1 and cmd-2 sometimes. Have not figured out the exact behaviour. A great enhancement would be an Always-on-Top option, for e.g, aligning or positioning selections in a graphics program.
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Version 1.7b5
Turn-5
07 July 2013
Obviously a lot of thought went into this little app. It does what it's supposed to do extremely well. I works so well, I'd have a hard time making any useful suggestion to it!
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Version 1.7b5
macola2
30 May 2012
Does exactly what I need, simple as that!
Like (1)
Version 1.7b5
AndrewK714
21 September 2011
I use Free Ruler a lot when I am working on websites and graphics. Really good app, and you can't beat FREE!
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Version 1.7b5