One more thing that most Mac loving graphic designers have in common is a universal color picker that lives in the Mac’s Menubar, and, therefore, is available for use regardless of which app is open and front. Here’s a quick look at the most cleverly name color picker app for the Mac.
Same Colors, Easier Picking
Among the half dozen or so color pickers and color management apps which grace my Mac, there’s the obviously named Color Picker.
The key to success for any Mac color picker app is a combination of convenience, ease of use, and accurate color capture.
Since Color Picker lives in the Menubar, it’s automatically convenient and available to select colors from within any Mac app.
But Color Picker doesn’t stop with merely capturing a color. It also remembers what was recently captured, as well as recently saved colors.
The Menubar drop down menu displays the recents but also gives options to copy to the clipboard HEX, RGB, and other color formats including NSColor and UIColor (good for designers and developers).
Color Picker’s magnifying tool is adjustable and toggles. It also features a neat library of colors which you can manage for different projects. Drag the Preview Box to the Library to save a color set.
This one is nicely done, convenient, aptly named, and at less than a few bucks, an affordable and worthy addition to your Mac.