ARTIS Software and The Iconfactory have released xScope 1.0.1, a free update to the powerful set of tools for designers released last November. xScope assists designers in measuring, aligning and inspecting on-screen graphics and layouts. The software consists of six tools in one including Rulers, Screens, Loupe, Guides, Frames and Crosshair. Improvements in version 1.0.1 include: increased readability of the tool’s dimensions against light backgrounds; new Loupe preferences to copy HTML colors without a leading hash (#); and other minor bug fixes and tweaks. xScope sells for US$14.95.