Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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!

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by Kevin Panko, Matthew Williams, DavidPostill, Hennes, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 16 '14 at 20:38

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-based answers. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. Share your research. Here are a few suggestions on how to properly ask this type of question." – Kevin Panko, Matthew Williams, DavidPostill, Hennes, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

This maybe of assistance – 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 '14 at 6:45
up vote 1 down vote accepted

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

share|improve this answer
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: It does angles, regions lengths and hex colours.

share|improve this answer
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

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.