Platform: Windows XP
Number of downloads: 181
This is the software publisher’s description.
Desktop Ruler is, just as its name indicates, a virtual ruler utility/tool for your desktop. Small by size, the ruler grew into a very sophisticated product, where you can customise almost everything: size, colours, transparency, orientation, scale, measuring units, resolution, double-click actions, behaviour and display of additional information. Multiple monitors are also supported, and you may launch more than one ruler at the same time.
As any ruler is more suitable for estimating than for actually measuring distances, Desktop Ruler incorporates a Precise Measuring Tool with adjustable zoom, capable of pixel level precision measuring of on-screen distances in any angle, not just along the ruler.
Desktop Ruler is very useful for programmers in user interface design phase, as well as for web designers, graphic artists and anyone that needs to measure or align something on the screen. With custom measuring units and resolution it is ideal for measuring scanned documents, like layouts and maps in architecture and geography.
Also it is handy when reading large spreadsheets and tables, especially if they are to be compared with printed versions.