Free onscreen ruler

runs on Windows
screenshot of Ruler

When you sit down at your real desk and work on your real desktop, things are pretty easy. Use a pencil to jot a note. Use a crayon to color a pretty picture. Grab a ruler to measure from here to there. Once you fire up your computer, some of that ease goes out the window. Now you need a word processor to write that note. You've got to use some kind of paint program to make your picture. And a ruler? Hmmm…

Ruler is an onscreen ruler that lets you measure distances on your screen. It's handy for cropping and resizing images, as well as deciding how you will lay things out on your web page. It runs both vertically and horizontally, so you can work in both dimensions. You can drag it to resize, so you'll always have the right sized tool to work with. Add to that the fact that it stays on top, and that you can run multiple instances of it, and it's almost as good as a real ruler.

You can grab your own copy of Ruler for free and run it on your Windows machine.

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