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The Iconfactory updates xScope


xScope by The Iconfactory and ARTIS software has been updated to version 1.5. It's a great utility that I'm sure many of you will find useful. It actually contains six different tools, including an on-screen ruler (aside: I actually saw a person holding a wooden ruler against a computer screen once. I immediately directed her towards xScope), a live preview of your content in various screen sizes, a magnifying glass (that I use all the time to get color values), on-screen horizontal and vertical guides, frame markers and a cross hair. Changes to version 1.5 include:

  • Frames can now be linked and moved simultaneously
  • Horizontal and vertical guides can now be linked and moved simultaneously
  • When the Loupe is locked, the arrow keys can be used to nudge its position on-screen (yay!)
  • Added calipers to the Ruler making it easier to perform certain measurements
Plus, version 1.5 is universal. There's more, of course, including a laundry list of improvements and bug fixes (get the full run-down here). xScope costs $16.95US and requires Mac OS 10.3 or higher.

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