My Mac is loaded with so many tools, utilities, and apps, that if the Mac had wheels, the tires would be flat. My latest find is a simple tool that measures distances on a Mac’s screen. Photos, graphic images, objects, shapes, windows, width, height, and everything in between that needs to be measured. If you do graphics for the web, PixFit is a handy, inexpensive app for your tool box.
Measure It All In Pixels
PixFit drops in a height and width marker. Just drag the pointer to wherever you want to measure on a Mac’s screen, and the markers expand to fill and produce a width and height.
It’s not magic. It’s simple. It’s one thing to measure within an object, but PixFit also measures around irregular object shapes.
PixFit sits in the Mac’s Menubar. A single click brings it front and center so you can apply it to any element on your Mac’s screen.
Whatever is displayed on your Mac’s screen can be measured, pixel by pixel, and it can be invoked with a keyboard shortcut. You can even change the colors of the markers.
My favorite screen tool is Xscope, which has a similar measurement function. PixFit is a fraction of the cost, though functionality is less, too.