Developer: Plum Amazing Software LLC

Current Version: 2.10

Last Updated: 9 days ago

Download Size: 1.9 MB - Download


PixelStick is a tool for measuring distances, angles and colors on the screen. PhotoShop has distance, angle and color tools but they only work in PhotoShop. PixelStick works in any app and anywhere on screen anytime and costs a hundred times less.

PixelStick is a professional measuring tool used by:
* Designers - for graphic, architecture, interior, space, marine, and aeronautical.
* Software Developers - for graphics, layout and user interface.
* Cartographers - for maps or all kinds.
* Medical Technicians - for X-rays, ECG, EKG, and microscopy.
* Biologists - for microscopy and morphology.
* CSI Technicians - for crime scene investigations.
* Manufacturing - for design and fabrication.
* Physicists and Astronomers - for all kinds of measurements.
* Engineering - for mechanical, electrical and civil engineering.
* Builders - for measuring existing buildings or blueprints.
* Education - for students, teachers and researchers.
* Photographers
...anyone who needs to measure objects on the Mac.

Anyone can use PixelStick because its easy to use, simple and fast.

Modern measuring for:
* Retina, regular displays and multiple monitors.
* Mac OS 10.6 - 10.8 +
* Any app and between apps.

PixelStick is a measuring tool you can pinch and stretch to measure anything on your screen.

Use the loupe to magnify anything on screen.

Use the eyedropper to copy colors that are anywhere on your monitor in 4 formats (CSS, RGB, RGB hex, HTML) to the clipboard for use in any app.

Its like an onscreen virtual ruler that you can use vertically, horizontally and at any angle to measure distances, angles and much more just by dragging. Using the palette one can lock distances and angles (also by using the shift key).

Supports scaling for Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Photoshop and Customized scaling options.


Release Notes:

[new] Map mode for measuring angles increasing clockwise. When combined with setting the baseline to a vertical line, this is great for taking bearings on a map. [mod]
[new] manual updated and new location.
[Fix] Draw circle guides correctly on Retina screens.
[Fix] Improve behaviour when editing values directly in the palette.
[Fix] Double-click on the palette title bar only to collapse the palette. This means double click within the content of the palette now correctly selects the text to edit instead of collapsing the window.
[Comment] Thanks for all the user feedback. We really appreciate hearing about your suggestions, bugs, manual additions and changes. More good stuff to come...


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2.1
Review by Rush Head

PixelStick onscreen ruler vs. all the others - Seriously, if you need/have the use for an onscreen ruler this would be the one you want to seriously consider. Besides being relatively inexpensive for an application, the functions don't compare to the other Mac onscreen rulers out there. I have tried all of them, too. $15-$45 gets you a ruler that you can't read, the user interface is so bad you can't find the actual measurement, some rulers don't float on top (what the hell's the point of that??), some are too much eyecandy like trying to look like a plastic grade school ruler again, that you can't read the measurements. All a waste of time and money. PixelStick is the real deal - easy and straightforward-to-use interface for realzy. Just download it and compare to the others - it's a no-brainer.

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1
Review by madsb

Something is messed up - I've been a Mac user for many years but I simply cannot get this app to work properly under Lion. I've used about an hour trying to get the app to work, installing both the App Store version and the version from Plum Amazing's site. I really want it to work! It looks like Pixelfinder only sees a portion of the screen, or that Pixelfinder somehow thinks the screen starts at some point above the physical screen. I've written to support and will update my review here when I hear back from them.

Found helpful by 1 out of 3 people
Version 2.10
Review by 87830

Color eyedropper doesn't work, keeps sampling the white of cursor outline - I bought this specifically for measuring color values. But when you are in that sampling mode, the cursor is still displayed, and in the magnified view box of this app you can see the problem, the "active" pixel on the cursor is the white outline of the cursor, so you always get #ffffff. And I DID check their help page. Note: I do use a larger than normal cursor, but I really need that, so I still think it's a bug. Since it's $7 and can't do the one thing I bought it for, giving it a 1 star. I'd have given 2 stars if it were at least free.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1
Review by pilgrimmills

Better than ever on Lion - Essential, everyday app for UX design. Not sure how I lived without it for years. The addition of the color meter is (delicious) gravy, and the ability to copy out color values with a click is pure joy.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people