macOS Color Picker

06/26/20

After trying many apps, my favorite macOS color picker remains the built in utility. It's only shown while editing in specific applications though, so here's how you can turn it into a dedicated app.

  1. Open Script Editor and create a new document
  2. Enter choose color
Creating a new applescript script
  1. Save as an Application in your Applications folder
Saving the color picker script as an application
  1. Launch your new Color Picker application. I use the second tab with RGB Sliders to easily copy the hex code.
Open color picker application panel

Pressing escape closes the app. That's it. No installation necessary, the colors are always accurate, and you can even save a few favorites to the grid at the bottom.