Every Mac graphic designer or programmer I’ve known has two or three Mac apps which do the same thing, especially editors, color tools, magnifying loupes, grids, and color wheels (even though macOS Sierra and older Macs come with a color wheel). For those who need one more, or quicker access to the Mac’s built-in color wheel, here it is.
Color Me Blind
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. Just leave it at this. We try, buy, and repeat. If you know and use the Mac’s built-in color wheel then you know the problem. There are times when it is not easy to find or use when you need it.
If the Mac’s color wheel isn’t enough for you then check out ColorWell, a 99-cent Mac app that gives instant access to the Mac’s color wheel, but with a few extras tools, and more convenience.
As Mac color wheel and color capture utilities go, ColorWell’s claim to fame is price, color conversion, and instant accessibility from the Mac’s already overcrowded by incredibly useful 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 at 99-cents.