On-screen Ruler

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Description

On-screen Ruler is a simple application which displays a ruler on the computer screen. Users can use this ruler to measure several things on their computer screen. It is a semi-transparent ruler and can be placed on any part of the screen by the users. The size of the ruler is adjustable and the positioning can be adjusted by dragging it with the mouse or moving it with precision with the arrow keys.

Features

On-screen Ruler is a utility application, which displays a ruler on the screen of the computer. This ruler can be used for making several types of measurements on the computer screen. Users can choose whether to place the ruler horizontally or vertically and the direction can be toggled either by right-clicking on the application or by pressing F2. The ruler is semi-transparent and can be moved using the mouse. If it is to be moved with precision and pixel by pixel, it can be done using the arrow keys of the keyboard. The ruler can be resized according to the requirements and is highly customisable. It allows making changes to its colours and transparency and provides support for manual calibration.

The ruler can be calibrated to measure in several different units, which include inches, centimeters, pixels, Pica units and percentage. The options can be accessed by either right clicking on the application window or by using the shortcuts supported by the application.

On-screen Ruler is a light on resources application and does not use much of system resources. It has a simple interface and is very easy to operate and manage. The calibration and settings are easy to be adjusted and changed and users can use this application with ease. The program supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Comparison

JS Screen Ruler is an application similar to On-screen Ruler. JS Screen Ruler is a simple application and displays a ruler on the screen, which can be customised according to the requirements of the users. The ruler can display measurements in inches, centimeters, pixels, percentages and other accurate measurement units. The application supports all versions of Windows from Windows 95 to Windows 7. It has a slider on the interface of the ruler which can be used to slide and extend the size of the ruler. The right click option allows users to switch the units of measurements and to flip the ruler between horizontal and vertical displays.

Conclusion

On-screen Ruler is an effective virtual ruler which can be used for taking accurate measurements on the computer screen. The ruler can be adjusted in terms of its size and positioning and can be configured to measure in several different types of units. The application has a simple interface and easy settings options. It can be easily toggles between vertical and horizontal displays by clicking F2. It allows making changes to its transparency levels and colours. Users can also manually calibrate the ruler.

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