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I need simple tool with two feathures, accessible by hotkeys:

  1. Color picker;
  2. Tool like "Screen Crosshair" in PicPick, for simple get size of any region of screen.

I can't find any alternative. Mac OS really hasn't it? I found only color pickers, but no "crosshair" app. xScope has a little similar functions, but it's unusable in both cases. Thanks!

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This maybe of assistance alternativeto.net/software/picpick/?platform=mac –  Simon Oct 20 '13 at 20:16
    
I already looked this page. There are screenshot tools, but no app with tool like "Screen Crosshair", and no color pickers. –  Ganster41 Oct 21 '13 at 6:41
    
Hopefully there will be an App that suits your needs. –  Simon Oct 21 '13 at 8:57
    
This question is probably off-topic. It is a better fit for Software Recommendations Stack Exchange. –  jww Nov 13 at 6:45

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I have been using FreeRuler for on-screen measurements, and DigitalColor Meter for color inspection. DigitalColor Meter (DCM) is bundled with Mac OS X.

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DigitalColor Meter looks good, thanks. But no HEX colors? Screen Ruler has usability problems, like xScope. It requires many actions to get block size. And it hasn't fullscreen cross-lines to take bounds of block easily. –  Ganster41 Oct 21 '13 at 6:47
    
In DigitalColor Meter, choose View > Display Values > As Hexadecimal. –  Dennis Wurster Oct 22 '13 at 2:26
    
You might also consider 'command + shift + 4', which will let you drag out an area while displaying live dimensions. Tap escape to keep the Mac from actually taking the screenshot. –  Dennis Wurster Oct 22 '13 at 2:30
    
Thanks! I think command + shift + 4 is the best for me. Pressing escape anytime is little crappy, but it's faster solution. May be I made own app later... –  Ganster41 Oct 24 '13 at 6:49

I find PixelStick works really well. It's on the app store or you can get a free trial from: http://plumamazing.com/mac/pixelstick. It does angles, regions lengths and hex colours.

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Looks interesting, but it require many actions to get size too. Sorry, I can't like your answer for now, but thanks for it. –  Ganster41 Oct 24 '13 at 6:53

There are tons of Mac screenshot tools available for you, all of them features the same functions as Picpick, you can pick the one you like.

Skitch - It provides options to make quick screenshots and add annotations. After that, you can send your screenshot to social media, Evernote.

Grab for Mac - It's the built-in screen capture tool on Mac. It supports taking snapshots and saving your captured image in TIFF, PNG or PDF formats.

Monasnap - it allows for quick image and video captures of your screen.

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PicPick isn't only screenshot tool. As I said in question, it also has a color picker and I can get the size of any object on the screen. –  Ganster41 Nov 13 at 17:30

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