SnapMeasure 2.0 for Illustrator CS4 | 1.7 Mb
If you've ever measured something three or four times and gotten different numbers each time, you'll love SnapMeasure. Unlike the native measure tool, it utilizes Smart Guides when they are on for clear, easy snaps. Even without Smart Guides, it can snap to points, handles and paths with a red highlighting ring, making it even easier to be sure you're getting the right value on the first try.
Especially on larger monitors, locating and squinting to read the Info palette wastes valuable time. SnapMeasure can put its measurement values right where your eyes are: next to the cursor. Display the values continuously during a measure or only afterwards. Show as much or as little data as you wish. Customize its appearance by changing the size, color, and more.
If you're constantly taking measurements and making trips to the preference dialog to set the constrain angle or keyboard increment, SnapMeasure is for you. Set the angle and/or increment (choose which using the Option/Alt key) with two clicks of the mouse. Optionally reset both preferences with one click.