Every Mac graphic designer I’ve known has two or three Mac apps which do the same thing, especially magnifying loupes, grids, and color wheels (even though OS X comes with a color wheel). For those who need one more, here it is.
Color Me Blind, Mate
Someone with a degree in psychology might know why we collect apps that do much the same thing, so I won’t get into that territory.
If you know and use the Mac’s built-in color wheel then you know the problem. It’s not easy to find or use when you need it.
OS X’s color wheel isn’t enough, hence ColorWell, a 99-cent Mac app that gives instant access to the Mac’s color wheel, but with a few extras.
As Mac color wheel and color capture utilities go, ColorWell’s claim to fame is price, color conversion, and instant accessibility from the Menubar.
The extras help justify the price tag, though, including the ability to grab colors from anywhere on the Mac’s screen.
ColorWell grabs hex, RGB, float, and HSL color codes, and converts between them. A global hotkey brings ColorWell to the Mac’s screen so you don’t even have to click the Menubar.
If you’re into graphics on your Mac it’s likely that you use the built-in color wheel, and you most likely have two or three additional utilities that do much the same thing. ColorWell is another one; decent and priced about right.