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 built-in color wheel). For those who need one more, or quicker access to the Mac’s built-in color wheel, here it is and it’s free.
Color Picker Toolbox
Someone with a degree in psychology might know why many Mac users collect apps that do much the same thing, so I won’t get into that territory. Just leave it at this. We try, we buy, and we repeat. It’s what humans do. 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 now.
If the Mac’s color wheel isn’t enough for you then check out ColorWell, a free Mac app that gives instant access to the Mac’s color wheel, but it comes with a few extras tools and more convenience.
Here’s everything you need to know in a single screen grab.
As Mac color wheel and color capture utilities go, ColorWell’s claim to fame is the lack of a price tag, quick color conversions, and instant accessibility from the Mac’s already overcrowded by incredibly useful Menubar. The extras help give you 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 that does the job and is priced right.
Color tools on the Mac are like religion, politics, and word processors. Everyone has a different perspective and plenty of opinions, but something good that’s priced right (free) is hard to argue against.