Finding the right color combination for a graphic design is easy on the Mac. That’s why Apple built in a color picker.
If that’s not enough color for your needs, add an online color picker to your Mac. There’s Adobe’s online kuler community which shares color themes, but that’s an extra step. Wouldn’t it be cool if kuler colors could show up inside your Mac’s color picker? They can.
Community Shared Color Schemes Made Easy
Here’s my deal. I have an eye for color. It’s a bad eye, a blind eye, a tone deaf eye, an almost certifiable color blind eye. That means I know what I like but can’t figure out color schemes for myself.
That means I have to rely on color schemes from someone with a better eye than me.
Through the years I’ve collected a dozen or so Mac apps and utilities that manage color schemes—from wheels to libraries. If you’re into graphics you know about Adobe’s kuler community. It’s one of many sites online which cater to colorholics.
Every color scheme you can think of is probably available online, and many of them are on Adobe’s kuler site. The problem for color scheme aficionados is all those extra steps.
Extra steps? Yep. Moving from your graphic app of choice over to the browser, then to the kuler site (or other site with color schemes to share), and then back again puts you into needless extra step territory.
Mondrianum is the answer.
Bring Kuler To The Color Picker
Mac users into color use the color picker in OS X. Rather, they use a number of color pickers. Mondrianum is a color picker that connects online to Adobe’s kuler site and uses Cover Flow to find and retrieve color schemes.
There’s everything to like about using kuler. Installation is a couple of clicks and it self installs as another color picker. When you use a Mac app that allows color picker selection, Mondrianum shows up.
You can search kuler online using Mondrianum’s search feature, or skim through color schemes using the built-in Cover Flow. Simple. Elegant. Useful. Fun. Free.
Of course, there’s a need to be online (internet connection required) when using Mondrianum, because kuler is an online community, so this is really a cloud-based color scheme repository with a quick access window in your Mac’s color picker.
Mondrianum is free but comes with a nag. Lithoglyph also publishes TapExpense for the iPhone, hence the nagware message. Regardless, if you’re a kuler fan (and who among our Mac brethren is not a fan of yet another Adobe service that mimics a dozen other online services), then Mondrianum simply brings kuler to your color picker for free.