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ColorPicker for Mac OS X

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ColorPicker 1.7

ColorPicker is a free utility application that makes the Apple® Color Picker available anywhere - any time. More importantly, ColorPicker allows the colors panel to stay visible, floating above all open windows, regardless of what applications and windows you have open.

ColorPicker can be run as a normal application in the Dock or as a menu bar application, switchable via the preferences window - the choice is yours.


  • Show/hide Apple® Color Picker at any time, system-wide.
  • Run as a Dock application or in the menu bar (switchable via preferences).
  • Select colors from anywhere on your screen.
  • Drag and drop colors with applications that support the color picker.
  • Drag and drop between other application color pickers.
  • Colors panel stays visible, floating above all open applications and windows.
  • Easily extend the color picker with great third-party plugins.

The Apple® Color Picker has always been a great tool, but until now, never seemed to be available when you needed it most. Now, capturing those colors you need is only a click away. Plus, you can easily extend the color picker with some great third party plugins.

If you don't really need the Apple® Color Picker as a Stand Alone app, you may want to consider our newest version of InVisible. You'll get the same access, control, ability to extend the Color Picker and more. You won't, however, have the option to run the Color Picker from the Dock.


New in Version 1.7

  • Compatibility with Yosemite.
  • Fixed issue with "Open at Login" preference. See FAQs
  • Minor interface changes.
  • Enhanced performance and bug fixes.


  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • Intel, 64-bit processor

Third-Party Plugins

Third-party plugins allow you to extend the functionality of the Apple® Color Picker with additional color picker panels. Below is a list of links to some great third-party plugins.

While some plugins are free and some are paid, you can start with this Google search to find just about anything you might need.