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App Specs
File size:
23.68 MB
July 14, 2011
January 9, 2013

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Created specifically for designers & developers, xScope is a powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting & testing on-screen graphics and layouts. Quickly available via the Mac OS X menubar, xScope's flexible tools float above desktop windows and UI elements making measuring a breeze.

xScope is really eight tools in one that will help any designer or developer do their job faster and produce more accurate results. These tools include:

  • Mirror (You'll need the FREE xScope Mirror App for IOS – http://xScopeApp.com/ios)
  • Remote Viewing – Easily view the contents of any Mac desktop window on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Pin & Lock – Move the Mac window anywhere & it always stays in focus on iOS
  • Chromeless UI – No overlaid chrome to get in the way while you work
  • Security – Toggle user authentication requests on/off via Preferences

  • Dimensions
  • Find the dimensions of anything on screen instantly
  • Find distance between objects quickly & easily
  • Shift-Cmd-7 takes a screenshot of the current measurement
  • Create screen shots of any measured element

  • Rulers
  • Powerful on-screen rulers for pixel measurements
  • Hold down control to snap to edges of onscreen content
  • Fully adjustable horizontal & vertical lengths
  • Rulers can span multiple monitors
  • Full 360 degree rotation range
  • Displays deltas for rotated rulers

  • Screens
  • Easily see the usable real estate for any screen size
  • Organized by platform including iOS, Android, Mac, Windows & TV
  • Pre-defined screen templates or create your own
  • Displays title and game safe areas for 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio TVs.
  • Simulate user vision problems including color blindness & presbyopia (old age)
  • Define custom area settings for any OS or browser

  • Loupe
  • Magnify any portion of the screen under your mouse
  • Displays color under your cursor in RGB, HSB, HEX, CSS3 rgb() & HTML
  • Collect a running list of color swatches with Shift-CMD-C
    – Save out or import .ACO color swatch files for easy reference
  • Simulate user vision problems including color blindness & presbyopia (old age)
  • Displays co-ordinates of mouse cursor for reference
  • The content of the window or the mouse position can be locked

  • Guides
  • Vertical & horizontal guides that float on top of all else on the screen
  • Preference to show guides on the left, right or both displays simultaneously
  • Displays guide position in pixels when placed
  • Displays distance between guides in pixels
  • Save & load guide positions for later reference
  • Supports multiple monitors

  • Frames
  • Adjustable marker boxes float on top of the screen
  • Hold down control to snap to edges of onscreen content
  • Cmd-Shift-5 to shrink a selection around on screen content & create a frame
  • Display preset grids to help compose frame layouts
  • Create, move, duplicate & edit frames at will
  • Save & load frame positions for later reference

  • Crosshair
  • Reports the coordinate position of the mouse cursor
  • Change origin from the upper-left (design work) to lower-left (development work)
  • Set any point on the screen as the origin

    What Others Have Said

    "It's a unique – and uniquely useful tool." 4.5 Mice – Macworld Magazine

    "One of those utilities you didn't know you wanted and now can't live without."


    "A designer's utility belt"


    Voted "Best Graphic Utility" – MacUser UK

  • What's New

  • Create a new guide or frame by holding down the Option key while dragging the item


  • Open and save dialogs now work correctly for saving screenshots and managing color palettes
  • The General preference panel now fits on an 11" MacBook air screen
  • Fixed a problem with some mirrored images from a Photoshop connection being too big

  • xScope (com.artissoftware.xscope) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/xScope.app

    Minimum OS version: 10.6.6

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2003-2011 ARTIS Software / The Iconfactory