Any Mac user involved in design– graphic or anything else– knows the value of an onscreen ruler and grid guides. Every Mac design or layout app that I know has rulers and grids built-in, but there are times when what’s included isn’t enough, especially in the era of widescreen Macs, or Macs with multiple displays.
FlexRuler is one of those rare, inexpensive stand alone add on tools every Mac using graphic designer can use. It’s a simple desktop ruler that fills the entire screen.
FlexRuler’s onscreen ruler can be customized by color and transparency level. There’s even a pop up Loupe window to magnify the pixels below for perfect precision.
Grid guides are drag and drop to any location on the screen. And, you can open up to 12 different rulers (all in different colors) as needed.
The only thing FlexRuler is short on is a feature list details, and context help screens. Otherwise, you’re left on your own to figure out all the fine points. Otherwise, FlexRuler is a bargain.