Xscope 4 App Reviews

By The Iconfactory

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Xscope 4 app review

Xscope 4 App Info

  • 19 Ratings
  • Price: $49.99
  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Updated: Mar 10 2020
  • Version: 4.4.1
  • Size: 26.24 MB
  • Seller: The Iconfactory
  • © The Iconfactory

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Customer Reviews of the Xscope 4 App

Amazing Functionality

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JamWils's Review of Xscope 4

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

I was skeptical about getting this application, but I am so glad that I did. I just started a new job working for an agency and am working with a lot of PSDs compared to what I used to as a developer. This tool makes it so easy to measure and get the right colors between images and XCode. I recommend that if you are new to the application that you read through their instructions and tutorials provided with the app. You will be up and running quickly and will be able to use the tools to their fullest extent. Great work!

very buggy; features do not work; hard crashed my mac

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Perspicacious's Review of Xscope 4

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

I have not had any software hard crash my computer like this in years. Avoid it at all costs. I almost lost hours and hours of work, but fortunately had saved just before installing xscope. The program is a complete mess. The idea is good, but that doesn’t make up for the horrible operation. The overlay feature is a joke. It doesn’t work. It complains that a normally sized browser window is too large, and it wants you to resize it down to a tiny square. That means that the overlay has to be placed on a completely useless, tiny web page. It’s idiotic. The auto-measure feature is very glitchy. It has a really hard time figuring out the boundary of the image you’re trying to measure. It would be much more useful if it had intuitive manual controls. The on-screen help is also very badly designed. It was nearly impossible to understand the installation instructions for the overlay feature. The help screen also opens unexpectedly and blocks what you’re working on. How am I supposed to measure things on my screen with the “help” screen covering 2/3 of it? The installation of the dysfunctional overlay feature is a complete kludge. You have to open Security and Privacy settings and give the program control over operations of the computer! You’re breaking the sandboxing that is a key security mechanism on the Mac, and this is likely why the crash of xscope brought down the entire computer. Avoid this thing unless you enjoy losing data, corrupting your storage, and wasting a lot of time.

Buggy

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wraithequestrain's Review of Xscope 4

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

Update: The new version, 4.1, fixes most of the bugs that were present in the initial release, plus it fixes the "guide not being present in the loupe” regression from the previous version. There are however still a couple of bugs: guides are now 2 pixels wide on Retina screens, while in previous version they were 1 pixel wide. I still prefer 3.0 because it feels more solid and reliable compared to this version. I’ll keep using 3.0 until the 4.2 update. This version has bugs and reduced functionalty, that I’ve reported, that haven’t been fixed since the release. The response I got was "just use the old version." If I should use the old version they why did I pay for it?

This is an “OMG" product.

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Curious Rabbit's Review of Xscope 4

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

I am, at heart, a systems architect and coder. As a non-artist forced to cobble together assets for development projects, I had previously found xScope quite useful. xScope 4 takes it to a new level. I find my brows rising as I use it because this is an amazing little tool. If you do graphics or screen layout, you will not regret having this in your tool belt.

Amazing

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Brian E. GP's Review of Xscope 4

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

As a front-end web developer, I reallly can’t understand how other fellow front-end developers do their job without this tool. xScope makes implementing design into a working site an delightful task, specially the measuring and loupe tools. I love it, and recomend it to nearly every developer I come across with.

Get the apps Sip, Dimensions, and Euclid instead

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Chris Calo's Review of Xscope 4

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

xScope works pretty well, but it bothers me how much crap xScope inserts into my UI: a menubar entry, a floating panel, an icon in my ⌘+Tab list. Why is all of that necessary? I don’t use most of the utilities, so instead I downloaded three apps for the functionality I need: Sip for grabbing colors, Dimensions for measuring on-screen regions, and Euclid for on-screen crosshairs.

Awesome designer and developer tool!

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gchriswill's Review of Xscope 4

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

With this tool, I’m more productive for verifying my measurement's calculations for my designs.

Absolute necessity for developers

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ManWithClue's Review of Xscope 4

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

xScope has been a must-have since it was originally released and this version improves on an already essential product. Mirror, Rulers, Dimensions, and (of course) Loupe have been an essential part of our workflow since they debuted and the improvements are great in usability and functionality. In particular, the handling of Retina displays and showing pixel and point measurements is an indispensable tool.

Indispensable

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chrisdejabet's Review of Xscope 4

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

xScope proved indispensible a couple years ago when I was redesigning my church’s website. Version 4 could not have come at a better time as I am going to be working to redesign again and make it responsive. The Iconfactory’s legenedary attention to detail really shines in xScope.

Nice set of tools but expensive

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Bikrrr's Review of Xscope 4

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:43 PM

Overall xScope is well done and offers some useful tools for designers. But $50 is a bit steep for what you get. While it includes 10 different tools, many are being incorporated into modern design apps. The one tool I use regularly, rulers, doesn’t let you measure below 9 pixels. Hard to pay this price for a utility when full-featured design apps like Affinity Designer only costs $40.