Skala Color plug-in
If you’re a web designer, you’re no doubt a bit frustrated with OS X’s built-in color picker. Skala Color aims to improve it with a plug-in that enhances the standard color picker by adding a few handy features.

Skala Color works by adding a tab to the color picker. It works in much the same way – you adjust the brightness and saturation by dragging the color sample circle around. You can also adjust the hue, on the fly, by dragging the outer edge of the circle around. As you adjust the color, a larger sample bar appears allowing you to really target the exact hue you’re looking for.

Once you have the color you want, you can copy the color as a swatch if the color is recognized by clicking the small arrow swatch next to the color readings. Or if you prefer, you have the ability to have the color readings copied to your clipboard in a variety of formats, including the following:

  • HTML Hex RGB
  • Float RGBA
  • Float HSVA
  • Hex RGB
  • Hex RGBA
  • NSColor RGBA Device
  • NSColor RGBA Calibrated
  • NSColor HSVA Device
  • NSColor HSVA Calibrated
  • NSColor CMYKA
  • UIColor RGBA
  • UIColor HSVA

Skala Color is one of those helpful little add-ons that you’ll be happy you have every time you use it. Skala Color works with OS X Mavericks (10.9) and higher, and is free of charge.