Screen Ruler Minor Update

Now, with Windows 8 already here, I found Screen Ruler UI to be “strange” (read — not Windows 8 style). So I made a quick update to the Windows version of Screen Ruler to fix that. It is not an “official” release (just went from 6.0 to and you don’t need to update your current installations. But for Windows 8 machines — just download the latest version from this page:

*Please, note that Screen Ruler will not work on Windows 8 RT (tablets)

Screen Ruler 6.0

The new version of Screen Ruler Professional is now here. This is major update and I would advise all users of previous version to upgrade. Most of the improvements in this revision are upon user requests. Here is what’s new:

— New setting added: Ctrl+Shift+Y / Minimalistic Readings — as the name shows, this option will show the height/width readings in minimalistic way (just the numbers)

— Request Feature system launched — from now on it should be even easier to send me your feedback. Just click the Request Feature menu item and you can be part of the future development in a transparent way

— “Inverted Alt/Cmd Behavior” option added to the Flying Figures menu– useful when working with figures, this option will switch the default behavior of the Alt key when resizing.

— “Flying Ratios” added — much like Flying Figures, but for Aspect Ratios (16:9, 4:3 etc.) This feature should be useful for anyone who needs to work with videos (for example — it will be really easy to see what will get cut when you transform 16:9 video to 4:3, or vice versa)

— Pixel-Based Units (not calibrated) added — useful when you don’t want calibrated units (the regular ones) but want to say how many pixels your unit contains (for example — if you want 1 cm to be exactly 100 pixels, you just go and define the unit as “Pixel-Based”. It will not be calibrated and thus useful when the actual size is let’s say a zoomed photo, medical scan or something like that.

— Some smaller Improvements:

Alt/Cmd+F shortcut added to toggle full screen (just like doubleclick)
Area now not shown in scientific notation
Area for pixels now shows megapixels instead of px2 by default (can be set from menu)
Quick links to “Edit Units” and “Edit Pixel-Based Units” added in “Units” submenus
Some quick links to screen ruler online resources added

— Bugs fixed:

Alt/Cmd and figure resize now works better
“Stay on top” state now saved between restarts
When changing figures from keyboard (on Windows) — menus are now properly updated (the right figure is checked)

To download the new version — just use the buttons below:

MS Windows XP, Vista, 7 (4.9MB; 32bit):

Screen Ruler for Windows

Mac OS X 10.5+ / Intel (13.6MB; 64bit):

Screen Ruler for Windows

PS: One final note — the price will stay at it’s current level for very few days only. After more than six months it’s time now to change the early bird price to the regular one so, for anyone who wants to save $5 bucks — be sure not to think far too long 😉

Screen Ruler 5.1

Yes, after a long day of testing the new version of Screen Ruler is now available for download. All Windows users: please, upgrade to get some broken shortcuts fixed. Also — there is one new feature added (go to “View” menu and look for “Bottom-Left Labels” item. This will put the ruler width/height at the bottom-right corner so you can hide all other readings (including the info panel) and work with clean rectangle (feature added on user request).

And Screen Ruler 5.01 came online…

Could be silly, but just a week after the initial launch of Screen Ruler 5.0 the first update is now online. I found few small issues (like forgotten titles for some windows) and couldn’t resist the temption to fix them. So, if you want you can go and re-download the program:

MS Windows XP, Vista, 7 (4.9MB; 32bit):

Screen Ruler for Windows

Mac OS X 10.5+ / Intel (13.6MB; 64bit):

Screen Ruler for Windows

Screen Ruler 5.0 is out!

Yes! 4 months later, the new version of Screen Ruler is ready and published. A lot of good news (download and try in order to see all the changes) and one not-so-good piece of news (it looks like it is not free anymore)… Here is the download page: /screen-ruler-pro/


Direct download links below (fully-functional free trial version):

MS Windows XP, Vista, 7 (4.9MB; 32bit):

Screen Ruler for Windows

Mac OS X 10.5+ / Intel (13.6MB; 64bit):

Screen Ruler for Windows

The next version of Screen Ruler …

As some of you may know, I am working hardly on the next version of Screen Ruler. Basically, I am rewriting the whole tool from scratch. It will be easier to say what’s not new in this new version (all the good things from the old one) instead of saying what’s new. However, someone asked today for a screenshot.

However, this screenshot is just the current development version, as it looks right now on my computer, not an “official” screenshot. Please, don’t ask where the download is, it is still in early tests here and I will never release the program before I am sure it works as expected.

I hope this next revision will become available before the end of the month. So, if you are Screen Ruler user — Don’t forget to click “check for updates” button from time to time…

Here is it, still working only on my computer, but soon — everywhere:

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