Aurora Color Picker App: In the past few months, Aurora is a more powerful new color picker and dictionary app for the iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch. As it features a best-designed interface and interesting capabilities like handy code snippets point at programmers and designers.
iosalerts highlighted a similar app, Litur by Bezaleel Ashefor.
However, Litur is not available for the watchOS and macOS platforms. The app also allows you to use an iOS device’s camera not only find and collect colors but also share them with others, create related palettes, etc.
But if you want a more feature-complete experience, Aurora is it.
Enter Aurora Color Picker
For starters, I asked Aurora’s creator Shihab Mehboob to elaborate to me what’s so different about his app that Litur and other same apps don’t already offer.
Here’s what he told me via email:
Aurora is much better than any of its competition. Also, it features more details about:
- Live color picking and replacing
- Code snippets
- Dark mode support
- Context menus
- Today extension
- Watch app with palettes
- Mac app with Touch Bar palettes
- Beautiful UI with universal support and accessibility considerations.
So there you have it.
Search your favorite tint
The amazingly designed software is divided into three distinct areas. The live color picker via the camera or your Photos library, like colors and color search. Any of these can be clicked to see details. You can also find and choose your favorite shade in ways more than one.
Firstly, you can get details about the hue (color) from the iOS photo picker.
Also, choose an image from the Photos library to load it into the app. Then move the color picker to read the underlying color value. It’s quite as simple as it really.
Secondly, color details can be chosen from the live camera which works the same using saved image. However, just move the color picker to a precise spot that interests you to view the codes for the underlying color. Once you select it to add it to Aurora by clicking the favorite button.
With several hues saved, you can also create your own color sets. These custom tints can be saved in the app. Also, you can share it with friends and family or import it back into Aurora at any time. The app automatically generates the following palettes for each of your captured hues: complementary, analogous, monochromatic, triadic and tetradic.
Make sure the saved hue can be further adjusted to your liking. Maybe that pink hue is too dark? No issue, you can also adjust values like brightness and saturation to achieve required results.
Expertly crafted and sealed full of advanced features. Aurora is so much more than just the red, green and blue values (RGB). You also get your HSV, CMYK, LAB and related Pantone and Crayola palettes, all in one place. And if you code for a living, Aurora will win you over with instant code snippets ranging from decimal RGB values to CSS code. Just Swift and beyond, making it quite easy to copy and paste required color definitions into your own code.
As mentioned earlier, Aurora is packed with other features.
I don’t have much time to go through all of them. So I’ll mention a handy Today widget for instantly seeing your last-used palette. Dark Mode support on iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, contextual menus. Also, a standalone watchOS app with palettes, reviewing palettes on the Touch Bar of your Mac notebook and universal support.
Pricing & Availability:
Aurora for iOS is available on App Store starting today, priced at $2.99. Aurora for macOS is also $2.99 on the Mac App Store.
Shihab also shared the following promo codes for the iOS and Mac editions of Aurora. But you have to be fast to redeem these in the App Store or Mac App Store before anyone else.
- Aurora for iOS promo code: T3H3474RJWNJ
- Aurora for macOS promo code: 37N9WWNJJWPW
Here’s all about Aurora Color Picker App. For further queries and questions let us know in the comments section below!