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Markus Bader
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Feb 23, 2014
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MB-Ruler Review

Fernando Ortega
Measures distances and angles on the desktop including a screen loupe
A review of MB-Ruler by Fernando Ortega

Review by Future Shock:

MB-Ruler is a handy application, especially if you create your own "off" art photos like doctoring existing images.

No matter what window is opened, the protractor stays on top. It doesn't take over a screen. It can be moved anywhere on the desktop and rotated any number of degrees left or right. The degree and length readings are easy to read, also. Lengths can be measured in in, cm, mm, and pixels for any job you may have, making it possible for you to draw to scale.

In short, MB-Ruler is more than just a ruler. There is a color pick up, and the tool can be attached to any open program. One of the ideal features is the ability to add points, lines, or shapes to the screen. In drawing programs like MS Paint or Irfanview, this can help you make quick work of shapes, especially with the added bonus of the protractor for measuring angles.

MB-Ruler also includes a handy grid feature which adds a grid to the screen. This helps with shapes too. Overall, it's great for duplicating or tracing from one image to another. Duplicate or trace the shape from one image on the screen and then duplicate the same exact shape in your Paint document or in any image you are editing with the native features of that program. Then use the color pickup to duplicate exactly difficult colors to match.

For me, MB-Ruler is one tool I have been looking for for a long time. I am a fanatic for mechanical drawing, so this is the feature that was always missing from MS Paint. But it works great with any photo editing program. Best of all, it's not too complicated. Add some French curves to this tool, and you are really drawing!

MB-Ruler features and highlights:
  • Separate measure window
  • 31 measure instruments including circle, ellipse, polygons, distance "point-to-line", rectangle
  • Measure in coordinate systems using different units and scales for X any Y axis (linear, logarithmic and inverse)
  • Export of the measure values to a CSV file
  • Predefined measure scales
  • Developer interface for the integration in other applications (remote API)

MB Ruler is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from windows widgets without restrictions. MB Ruler 5.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This desktop ruler software is filed under:
  • MB-Ruler Download
  • Freeware Windows Widgets
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this desktop ruler software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of MB-Ruler may be available from Markus Bader.

MB-Ruler has been picked by our editors as excellent.
MB-Ruler has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested MB-Ruler 5.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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