Sip 4.6

Sip is an efficient color picker tool designed for Mac.
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Sip is a simple yet efficient color picking utility designed for Mac. This application sits in your Menu Bar, provides you with easy-to-configure settings, immediately identifies color codes, keeps track of recent discovered shade codes, and much more.

The program might come in handy to graphic designers as it helps them identify color codes within moments. You can use the Mac default color palette tool or click anywhere on your desktop to indicate the shade you wish to identify. Sip supports a wide variety of code formats, such as CSS Hex, Calibrated NSColor for HSB, Device NSColor for CMYK, UIColor HSB, CGColor Generic CMYK, and many others.

Another important advantage is the fact that the program keeps a log with all color codes you recently identified.

Also, if you acquire the full version of the application (buy the Pro version of the app) you unlock many other useful features. For example, you'll have the ability to sync color codes among various devices, like mobile phones or tablets. What's more, you will be able to create and share color palettes directly from the program's interface.

With that being said, I think Sip is one of the best color picking utilities I tried so far. It's filled with many useful features, is very simple to handle, and doesn't slow down the performance of your Mac while sitting in your Menu Bar.

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Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Pre-calibrated templates
  • Code synchronization
  • Option to share palettes
  • Supports various color code formats
  • Uses minimum CPU resources


  • Freezes when importing data

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Jeffrey James
This is the best color picker for Mac. I've been a loyal color snapper user for years, but Sip has finally pulled ahead. Initially I liked Sip a bit better but it was a CPU hog. Sip now uses less CPU than color snapper on my machine (0.7 percent when picking), it has quick access to the Apple color palette, CSS color names, better GUI, resizable loupe, selectable color format from the dropdown, fast color sharing with others who have Sip via the .sip file format, and probably more stuff I haven't discovered just yet.

Color pickers is one of few applications that I am really picky about. Sip really nailed it and I have no complaints as of yet. Color snapper is a fine program, but it has less features than Sip, less tidy GUI, and costs $5 more.

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