Portable on-screen ruler is a software tool that was built in order to help individuals measure on-screen objects, a feature that comes in handy when editing web pages or building GUIs.
This is the portable counterpart of On-screen ruler, which means that you can easily skip the installation process. As a result, it is not going to create new items in the Windows registry and Start menu/screen without your approval, and it is not going to leave any traces behind after its removal.
Another noteworthy aspect is that if you copy the program files to a USB flash drive, or other such external data device, you can easily take Portable on-screen ruler anywhere with you, and use it on the fly, on any PC you have been granted access to.
Parameters to tinker with
This software tool only displays a rules on the screen which can be moves to any location the screen with just a click of the button. Moreover, you should know that you can change the background, tick, border and font colors, the orientation can be modified from horizontal to vertical, and the transparency level can be controlled with the help of a scroll bar.
Multiple measurement units are supported, including centimeters, inches, pixels, percentages and pica, and you can also change the language, and the size of the ruler.
CPU and memory usage is minimal and therefore, the computer’s performance is not going to be burdened and thus, you can run it alongside others apps without encountering issues. The interface is minimal and intuitive, the response time is good and we did not detect any errors or crashes. Taking all of this into consideration, we can safely say Portable on-screen ruler is a simple, yet efficient piece of software.