Free Ruler
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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, inches, picas, or centimeters.
  • 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, from 200
What's New
Version 1.7b5:
  • Universal Binary!
  • Recompiled using latest version of REALbasic (RB 2007r1)
  • Had to remove transparency support for now - RB2007 doesn't support WindowAlpha plugin..
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later



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Free Ruler User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(16)
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Turn-5 reviewed on 07 Jul 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!
[Version 1.7b5]


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+1

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macola2 reviewed on 30 May 2012
Does exactly what I need, simple as that!
[Version 1.7b5]


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+2

AndrewK714 reviewed on 21 Sep 2011
I use Free Ruler a lot when I am working on websites and graphics.

Really good app, and you can't beat FREE!
[Version 1.7b5]


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+374
Drdul commented on 11 Jan 2010
Works fine on 10.6.2. Unfortunately, as the notes for the latest release (over two years ago) state, the transparency feature has been removed (although the commands are still available in the menu).
[Version 1.7b5]


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-1
Tapper commented on 23 Aug 2009
This application has been around for many years and still works well.
[Version 1.7b5]


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+1

+17

PXL reviewed on 07 Mar 2007
Finally... I can put down my makeshift paper ruler. A perfect asset for web designers!
[Version 1.7b5]


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+1

+5

Crow reviewed on 13 Feb 2007
I don't know what I'd do without this app. As a web designer, it's invaluable for determining available screen real estate. Thanks so much for this - I've been using it since the first version.
[Version 1.7b5]


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+70
Matthew Green commented on 03 Jan 2007
in the next release can we have an angle measure pleeeeeease
[Version 1.7b5]

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+14
FoxyOrb replied on 18 Jul 2008
While on the subject of angles, a radius tool would be fabulous for maps.
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+5

JetFireDX reviewed on 29 Jul 2006
Great tool. Very easy to use. Came in handy for me just after this version was released.

Thanks for the work in making this! Just need a universal version now.
[Version 1.7b4]


burypromote

-4
amake commented on 19 Jul 2006
Thank you so much for making a ruler app that actually gets physical measurements (in, cm, etc.) correct. I tried to get the author of G-Ruler to implement this feature, but he didn't seem to understand the issue.
[Version 1.7b4]


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Gigadiva rated on 28 May 2013

[Version 1.7b5]



harshar rated on 05 Sep 2012

[Version 1.7b5]



-3

Orlandoech rated on 05 Jul 2011

[Version 1.7b5]



+27

Bordsenius rated on 02 May 2011

[Version 1.7b5]


Downloads:42,054
Version Downloads:34,898
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:02 Jan 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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, inches, picas, or centimeters.
  • 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, from 200 pixels to 5000 pixels in length.
  • Single key shortcuts for most ruler functions.
  • Conversion assistant to set ruler resolution based on screen size and resolution.
  • Unit converter utility for converting numbers between different units of measure.


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