As a Mac user who’s dabbled in graphic design and web development since the last century I have more than my fair share of graphic tools. From Photoshop to Fireworks, from xScope to Color Schemer Pro, I’ve got about every decent tool that has anything to do with color. Including one that does what the others usually don’t– bring the Mac’s Color Wheel to the Menubar.
That’s exactly what ColorWell does. Graphic designers can use ColorWell to grab HEX, RGB, HSL color codes from photos or web images. ColorWell converts between the formats, too.
For me, the value is in simply bringing the Mac’s Color Wheel to any app because it resides in the Menubar.
If you’re hoping that ColorWell does more then you’re like to be a bit disappointed. Options are nominal but include a global hotkey, toggle % for float values, or title HEX values to lowercase. There’s no magic in the ColorWell app window, either.
Select a color in the Mac’s color wheel, view the HEX, RGB, or Float equivalents and you’re basically done with the entire feature set. It’s nice that it brings the Color Wheel to the Menubar, though. Not every app does.