Measuring made easy.


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"It's quite basic, but that actually turns out to be one of its main strengths."

- Macworld, 4 stars.

System Requirements

Mac OSX 10.6 or higher.






Meander began as a measuring tool with a simple idea, a clear window on which you trace a line as complex as you like and then read off the distance and enclosed area.

It gained more features aimed at walkers and route planning and lost sight of its original simple concept. Eventually development stopped because of online tools which make a better job of route planning using a leisure map, such as the Ordnance Survey Getamap service.

I think there's still a place for an application which can measure shapes and areas on your screen in a variety of units, and so 2014 saw version 3, a new version of Meander cut down to its transparent window and basic measuring functionality. Anyone using a previous version should continue to do so unless they are happy that the new version contains all of the functionality they need.