What's New

IMPROVEMENTS

• SmartTools no longer steal keyboard focus from the app being selected

BUG FIXES

• Fixed some tools that weren't remembering their visibility across launches
• Fixed a check of the Spaces configuration when displaying preferences

App Description

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 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.”
- Joelog

“A designer’s utility belt” – MacAppStorm

Voted “Best Graphic Utility” – MacUser UK

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

January 28, 2014 New version 3.6.3
October 29, 2013 New version 3.6.2
September 26, 2013 New version 3.6.1
June 06, 2013 New version 3.6
December 12, 2012 New version 3.5.2
October 17, 2012 New version 3.5.1
July 13, 2011 Initial Release

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