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Colordrop app review: extract color information from your surrounding environment



Colordrop by George Jones is a powerful little app that enables you to extract any color from your surrounding environment. It’s a great way to recover colors that you may have forgotten, for example if you’re looking to repaint a room in your house but can’t remember what color you used originally, this app is a great tool to help you recover that lost information. There are many potential applications for this app that the possibilities are virtually endless. Colordrop app is available for purchase from the App Store at a cost of $0.99 and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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Colordrop - Extract and explore colors


Find the Colors in Anything

There simply aren’t many apps that provide the benefits you’ll get from this one. There are apps that allow you to create custom colors for use in art projects and paint programs, but not ones that actually allow you to extract colors from photos of anything in the environment around you. If you try searching the App Store for a similar type of app you likely won’t have a lot of success – this one’s really quite unique. The whole process is very simple and intuitive with very little learning curve.

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There are no ads or in-app purchases to contend with in this app – once you’ve paid the initial modest fee you’ll have full access to all features. The only real major issue in Colordrop app is the disappointing lack of instructions or tutorials. There isn’t anything that gives you a clue how this app works unless you carefully read over its App Store description – within the app itself there’s nothing. Having said all that it is a simple app to use and with a little trial and error you’ll get the hang of it in no time. This app will require 11.5 MB of available space on your iOS device.

The Essentials

To use Colordrop app you will first have to allow it access to your photos and your camera – without access it will not work. Once you’ve got this over with, getting started is pretty straightforward. You just tap on the plus symbol in the top left corner and select a photo from your library or take a fresh picture and you’re ready to begin. To start extracting colors from your photos you have to first tap on the dropper icon in the top right corner – this activates the color extraction tool. Then all you have to do is drag your finger across the screen until it’s directly over the color you want to extract, lift your finger off the screen, and the color is saved automatically. It’s pretty simple.

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Once you’ve saved a color you can access it anytime by tapping on the inspect icon at the bottom of the app. This opens up a color pallet tool with all of your saved colors. The most recent color will always appear on the left hand side of the screen at the bottom. If you want to take to look at a larger color swatch you just tap on the color on the left side to bring it up in the main menu. The process is about as simple as possible.

Colordrop - Extract and explore colors


Pros and Cons


  • No ads or in-app purchase
  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • Allows you to extract colors from anything in the environment around you
  • Each saved color becomes part of the color pallet


  • No instructions

Final Words

Colordrop is a very unique app that allows you to extract colors from pretty much anything in the environment around you. It’s a powerful tool, but it’s also extremely simple to use. If you find yourself in need of information on a color you’ll definitely be glad you have this app on your device. 


Colordrop - Extract and explore colors

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.