QuickLens 1.6 – Powerful Mac App to zoom into pixels, sample colors, measure distances, check alignments, and much more.


As a UI Designer/Developer, you are always trying to create the best possible interfaces.
With QuickLens, you can ensure that your implementation matches the design.

QuickLens allows you to:

• Zoom into Pixels
• Measure Dimensions
• Sample Colors
• Inspect Alignments

…all through a suite of tools:
• Lens • Ruler • Frame • Guide • Tape • Monocle • Crosshair

Each tool has a clearly defined purpose and does one thing exceedingly well.
When combined with other tools, you can bring out the true power of QuickLens.

– Zoom into pixels
– Sample colors
– Make precise pixel measurements
– Capture snapshots with the pixel grid

– Measure vertical and horizontal distances
– Switch between several units: points, inches, centimeters, millimeters, picas

– Measure width and height of on-screen elements
– Setup grids with row and columns to overlay on your designs
– Includes Golden Grids with spirals
– Save and manage grid presets
– Capture snapshots with the overlay grids

– Inspect alignments with screen-wide guides
– Setup guides on multiple monitors
– Save and load guides

– Measure length between any two points on the screen
– Switch between various units: points, inches, centimeters, millimeters, picas
– Measure angles

– A handy presentation tool
– Zoom into any part of the screen with 5 different zoom levels
– Dim rest of the screen to focus on zoomed in area
– Move between monitors seamlessly

– View screen-wide crosshair
– Use for quick alignment checks
– See the location with the origin at the top (Design mode) or bottom (Developer mode)
– Toggle the distance mode to see real-time distances between screen elements

What’s New

Version 1.6:

  • Added a plain hex color format (without the # prefix) for Lens
  • HTML Export has a nicer looking color sheet
  • Snapshots in the Frame tool can be saved without the overlay. Hold the OPTION key while taking snapshots.
  • Interact with the underlying app by switching focus away from QuickLens. Just activate the other app and now Monocle will not intercept your mouse events.
  • Tool notifications can now be turned off in Preferences
  • Bug fixes


OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


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