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Great question!

Goldie helps you easily visualize or calculate the golden ratio and many other proportions right on your screen.

Why would you care about designing according to the golden ratio?

It would take too long to explain here, so here are 3 really good articles that you can browse to get into the details.

Why the Golden Ratio matters >

Golden Ratio. Bring Balance in UI Design>

Composition, The Rule of Thirds and The Golden Ratio>

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You may use the Goldie calculator for any golden ratio calculation you need. Including off screen work.

You can definitely use the Goldie calculator for calculating typesetting proportions. Using the golden ratio for setting things like line height or font size increase between headlines will greatly help the visual appeal of your design.

Here is a good article that goes in the details of this topic, enjoy!

To be able to drag a Goldie ruler from one monitor to another please follow the following steps:

1) Open mac System Preferences and select Mission Control

2) Uncheck the option Displays have separate Spaces

3) Restart your Mac.

We included 3 variations of Golden ratio visualization for you to choose from:

#1 – Goldie –  Gives a general idea of the ratio proportions.

#2 – Goldie Square – Is more effective for exact alignments.

#3 – Goldie Thirds – Lets you check the rule of thirds in golden proportions.

#4 – Thirds lets you check the regular rule of thirds.

#5 – Diagonal thirds – Lets you check the diagonal rule of thirds.

#6 – Baroque – Lets you check the baroque proportions.

Here is the complete list of shortcuts

That’s an experimental feature we are trying. It allows to start from a fresh ratio every time.

When engaged you can open the ruler by clicking, holding down and dragging. Every time it will start from zero in stead of from the previous position.