Whether we dabble in art, graphic design, website development, or application programming, we all have one thing in common. Color. The Mac comes with an obtuse color picker, and nearly every Mac graphics design app also has a color picker, so what do those of us involved in color have more of than anything else? Color pickers.
Here’s another color picker and it’s free.
Color pickers are much like word processors; they’re part religion, part utilitarian, and part the product of budget meets preference.
Skala Color is free, simple to setup and use for web development, app development, and graphic design. Whatever color is captured by the Mac’s clipboard can be recognized in Skala Color (as a swatch that can be pasted with a click). There’s also hue and opacity sliders, a random color generator, even support for Apple’s new programming language, Swift.
It’s easy on the eyes, too.
Most– but not all– color pickers do much the same thing. Pick and store and paste color values into applications. Skala Color lives in the Mac color app so it’s visible and accessible from within nearly an application.
It handles nearly every color option web developers, graphic designers, and app developers needs, including Hex, CSS RGBA, CSS HSLA, UIColor, NSColor and more.
Not bad for free. I just checked. My Mac has six standalone color pickers.