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Color Picker iPhone App Review

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Color Picker

Color Picker - iPhone App

Screen shot by J Kyrnin

The Bottom Line

If you need to convert hex to RGB this is a great tool. It's simple and very easy to use. It's harder to convert RGB to hex, but still possible. I kept wanting to shake the phone to get a random color, but it doesn't do that.

Pros

  • Very easy to use
  • There's even a video tutorial
  • Easy to see what the hex and RGB codes are
  • Simple to convert hex to RGB

Cons

  • No way to export color codes
  • Sliders are difficult to use with precision
  • Only one color displays at a time

Description

  • Use the picker to define hex codes
  • See the color in the top pane
  • Sliders define RGB values
  • See both hex and RGB values for the color at the top of the screen

Guide Review - Color Picker iPhone App Review

I like this tool for what it does. It's a hex to RGB converter that shows you the color on the screen. You can also use it to convert RGB to hex, but that's a little harder. The sliders make it difficult to be precise.

I would find this app more useful if it had:

  • 2 or 3 colors to view at a time
  • the ability to code RGB as numbers, not just the slider
  • shaking the iPhone gave you a random color

The video tutorial is a cool feature. But once you've watched it there is little else in the way of help. For the price (99cents) this app is fine.

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