For most of us who use the Mac to create any kind of graphic design, or page layout, or app development, we probably have one thing in common. An overabundance of tools. In some case we have multiple tools that do the same thing.
Take color pickers. Please. I have five on my Mac despite the fact that most graphic apps also have a color picker. While color pickers are not a dime a dozen, they range in price from free to a few dollars. Here’s one I like and recommend. It’s called Sip and it does mostly what all the others do– it grabs the color from any pixel on the Mac’s screen and encodes it in a way that’s useful for your project or workflow. For a color picker, Sip’s preferences are extensive.
Click Sip in the Mac’s Menubar, use the loupe to select a color, then select how you want the color value displayed.
Color values include CSS Hex, CSS3 HSL, CSS3 RGB, Calibrated NSColor for HSB, Calibrated NSColor for RGB, Device NSColor for CMYK, Device NSColor for HSB, Device NSColor for RGB, UIColor HSB, UIColorRGB, CGColor Generic RGB, and CGColor Generic CMYK. That’s a healthy list.
Preferences gives you options to maintain history, adjust magnifier size, set CSS format, and display and setup keyboard shortcuts.
Not bad for 99-cents. Sure, everyone who does graphic design, app development, or page layout already has a color picker. Or, two. Or, three. Really, though, will it hurt to have another one?