ColorWell
ColorWell
7.1.7

4.5

ColorWell free download for Mac

ColorWell7.1.7

19 January 2020

Instant access to the OS X color wheel.

Overview

ColorWell is a professional color theme generator with full history support, and macOS palette synchronization

  • System wide color palettes - ColorWell synchronize's palettes with the macOS System color picker. So, all your carefully created color schemes are available for use in Pages, Affinity Photo, Final Cut Pro or any other first class macOS app! All the system palettes are also available to view and create custom palettes from
  • Professional file support - ColorWell supports import and export to Adobe .ase, and Apple .clr file formats. This makes it easier than ever to share your color schemes. And with ColorWell's universal palette database, any imported scheme's will naturally be imported directly into the macOS color picker, ready for sytem wide use
  • Full History support - Every color change you make is saved to History. So even if you can't remember what color you were inspecting 3 days ago - ColorWell can! History support is not limited to single colors, the entire color state is saved on each change. So the current active color along with any saved swatches are right there when you need them
  • Advanced palette generation - Use stored palettes as a starting point, fine-tune individual colors. Grab complementary, analagous, triadic, tetradic, or monochromatic colors from the palette generator. Rip colors from images, and finetune the color selection. You can create palette's with unlimited number's of swatches

What's new in ColorWell

Version 7.1.7:
  • Updated copyright

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3 Reviews of ColorWell

4.5
Nicksloan
22 February 2019
Version: 7.1.3

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I nearly gave up on this app before realising how good it is. It is not immediately apparent (or was not to me) how to use it. It allows you to create or edit palettes of colours that are then synced directly with those in the system color picker. There are only two windows you need to worry about, they are both a little weird, and their interaction is not well documented, but once you understand the whole thing makes sense. The square main editing window is where all the work is done; the Palettes window is just responsible for import/export and sync. (There is also a Palette Generator window with six basic options for generating palettes based on the currently selected colour, but this is an optional feature.) The main editing window gives a much better interface than the system picker for editing and comparing colours. One oddity is that palettes cannot be saved from this window: you have to switch to the Palettes window and press + to save the current contents of the editing window to a new palette —and instantly sync to the system picker. Unlike some similar apps, colours are saved in the Generic RGB colour space not downsampled to sRGB, so values are preserved. There is no Undo, but there is a comprehensive history of all edits, which is arguably better. ColorWell seems to me virtually unique in what it does, and to do it very well. There is one issue: a bug occasionally disables direct editing via the colour values in the editing window, but this can be cured with a relaunch.
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4.5
Nicksloan
22 February 2019
Version: 7.1.3
I nearly gave up on this app before realising how good it is. It is not immediately apparent (or was not to me) how to use it. It allows you to create or edit palettes of colours that are then synced directly with those in the system color picker. There are only two windows you need to worry about, they are both a little weird, and their interaction is not well documented, but once you understand the whole thing makes sense. The square main editing window is where all the work is done; the Palettes window is just responsible for import/export and sync. (There is also a Palette Generator window with six basic options for generating palettes based on the currently selected colour, but this is an optional feature.) The main editing window gives a much better interface than the system picker for editing and comparing colours. One oddity is that palettes cannot be saved from this window: you have to switch to the Palettes window and press + to save the current contents of the editing window to a new palette —and instantly sync to the system picker. Unlike some similar apps, colours are saved in the Generic RGB colour space not downsampled to sRGB, so values are preserved. There is no Undo, but there is a comprehensive history of all edits, which is arguably better. ColorWell seems to me virtually unique in what it does, and to do it very well. There is one issue: a bug occasionally disables direct editing via the colour values in the editing window, but this can be cured with a relaunch.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
13 November 2017
Version: 5.1.3
You can get all the HEX, RGB and HSL values with the Apple color wheel, but they are not presented altogether in one pallet, as Color Well provides. If I needed quick access to those values, two dollars is a small price to pay. If you just need the color wheel, the script "choose color" is fine, and I use it from time to time. Since Color Well needs some love, I'm ratting it.
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Schmye-Bubbula
25 January 2012
Version: 1.0.1
In Script Editor.app, enter the AppleScript command: choose color ...and save as an Application bundle.
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