Updates

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor issues.

New Features:

  • ESC key dismiss picker tutorials.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed palette lock issues.
  • Fixed dock issues.

New Features:

  • Global shortcuts work better when the picker is visible.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor issues.

New Features:

  • “Ready to Use” now appears every time you open the app.
  • Save Snapshots improvements.
  • Better Input Monitorring permissions.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed Photoshop and Illustrator’s integration.
  • Prevent Options Menu open when the picker is closed.

New Features:

  • Users can now select between a compact and expanded menu for the menu bar.

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved color profile issues.

Improvements:

  • Improved picker performance.
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We're delighted to introduce the latest improvements to the Sip, this time focusing primarily on the color picker itself, building it from the ground up, and making it incredibly intuitive and user-friendly.

New:

  • New Color Picker: Our main highlight is the complete redesign of the color picker, which offers a fresh and more intuitive user experience.
  • Simplified Shortcuts: We've simplified the shortcut system, conciliating all functionality into one menu that is activated by pressing shift.
  • Merged Multiple Colors and Create a Palette: Adding multiple colors and creating palettes have been combined into “multiple colors” option. With this option selected, pick the colors you want and choose between adding colors to the existing palette or creating a new one.
  • Efficient Multi-Color Picking: No more holding shortcuts while picking multiple colors. Select 'Pick multiple colors' from the Shift menu, pick your colors, and confirm with Enter or cancel with Esc.
  • Palette Selection: When saving multiple colors, you'll see a menu with all your palettes and an option to create a new palette, making it simple to choose where your colors belong.
  • Check Contrast Feature: A brand-new feature that lets you pick two colors and check the contrast between them. To continue checking contrast between multiple color pairs, a quick click restarts the process. To save picked colors, press Enter and to cancel, press Esc.
  • Precision Mode: A new feature that allows you to better pick colors in any pixel easily. Long-press the color picker to activate precision mode, This provides a slower, more accurate picker movement.

Improvements:

  • Color Names Display: Color name are back in the magnifier.
  • Colors being picked are displayed bigger in the magnifier.
  • When picking multiple colors, of using the check contrast feature, an indicator of what colors is being picked is displayed.

New:

  • Export Palettes as JSON.

Bug Fixes:

  • Sonoma minor UI fixes.
  • Fix Plugin Extensions (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Sketch).
  • Fix Reset Shortcuts.

New:

  • macOS Sonoma ready

New:

  • Unlimited Palettes: Now you can add unlimited palettes to the Color Dock, limited only by your screen’s dimensions.
  • Color Title Tooltip: Color titles now appear directly over colors and look more native than ever.
  • Icon Tooltips: We also added tooltips to all Color Dock icons.
  • Palettes are now limited to a maximum width of 700 pixels, providing a better experience for larger palettes.

Bug Fixes:

  • Improved Performance: Significantly boosted Color Dock performance. Really.
  • Addressed various issues from the previous version, ensuring a more stable Color Dock.

We hope you enjoy it! 🎨✨

New:

  • You can now drag and drop palettes and formats in the main window to add to Sip (works with .sip, .ase, and .clr).
  • We’ve added more formats in which you can export palettes (.pdf, .ase, and .clr).
  • When in the main window,  ⌘ + ,  now opens preferences as expected.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed color profiles.
  • Status menu icon resets after quitting the app.
  • Fixed ownership transfer issue when exporting palettes.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix compatibility with macOS Monterey.

Improvements:

  • Improved Cloud performance.

Improvements:

  • "Display Sounds" Option is back in. You can access it in Settings > General > Display Sounds.
  • Easily recover deleted palettes within 15 days via Settings > General > Recover Deleted Palettes.

Bug Fixes:

  • Sip now correctly shows in all spaces.

Bug Fixes:

  • Support for opening Adobe Swatch Exchange (ASE) files.
  • Fixed shortcut for the Dock.
  • Shortcut list in preferences now retains its position when changed.

New Features:

Introducing the "Main Window"

Sip 3.0 introduces the all-new "Main Window," designed to provide a rich and seamless color management experience. With the "Main Window" you can:

Organize Palettes and Colors

Edit

Edit Palette names, descriptions color values, check and fix Contrast between colors.

Grid & List Mode

Choose between viewing colors in a list or grid format, depending on your working style. The list view offers a detailed presentation while the grid view provides a more condensed view.

Sort

Access your Colors Palettes in your preferred order by sorting it’s colors by name, date created, or date modified.

Improved Sharing and Collaboration

Sip 3.0 brings collaboration among Teams by introducing sharing capabilities. You can now choose to share Palettes and custom Formats between Seats. We want to make collaboration effortless and empower effective teamwork.

Redesigned Menu Bar UI

The menu bar was completely redesigned, resulting in a more seamless and intuitive user experience. The UI ensures consistent navigation, akin to the "Window App." The color editor is now presented as a full-screen feature, as opposed to collapsed/hidden inside palettes we had before.

Additionally, enjoy the flexibility to optimize screen space with the double-click functionality on the toolbar, allowing it to expand or collapse to the desired width. Similarly, double-clicking on the bottom bar dynamically adjusts the window height, ensuring content always fits perfectly.

Furthermore, the app retains your location in a sub-page or palette even after closing and reopening, providing a continuous and uninterrupted workflow.

General updates

The general updates include improved visual feedback for hovered and selected states in palettes and colors and the color preview for transparent colors now displays both the full opaque color and the alpha percentage.

Hex input has been made more user-friendly and error-proof, automatically filling in missing characters and removing unnecessary values for smoother input.

You can now view color names when hovering over colors in a palette, making color identification more efficient.

Last but not least, The app now has a new Icon!

Improvements:

The latest Sip 3.0 update includes various improvements to enhance user experience and productivity:

General:

  • New Palettes are now added to the top of the list for easier access.
  • The context menus have been redesigned to provide a more native and user-friendly experience.
  • Actions are now confirmed in toasts, providing clear feedback for completed tasks.

Color History:

  • The Color history section has been improved to offer easier reading and navigation.
  • With the horizontal scroll, you can now smoothly browse through long Color histories, finding the right shades with ease.

Editor:

  • The Color Editor has been redesigned for a more consistent experience across different areas.
  • Enjoy a dedicated view for Palette and Color Editing, allowing for a focused and efficient editing process.

Picker:

  • The Picker has been rebuilt to significantly improve performance, ensuring a faster and more responsive experience.
  • With enhanced keyboard and mouse controls, you can effortlessly change the grid size and magnifier size using a regular mouse.

Smart Formats:

  • The preferences have been updated to only show the list of apps you have installed.

Contrast Checker:

  • The Fix Contrast feature now works as expected, and Fixed Colors are automatically updated for a smoother editing process.

We hope you enjoy!

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor issues.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor issues.
  • Fixed updates.

Improvements:

  • macOS Ventura ready.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor issues.
  • Fixed updates.

Improvements:

  • macOS Ventura ready.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor issues.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor issues.

Improvements:

  • Updated color name list.
  • Better licensing.
  • Better Cloud sync.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed shortcut recorder for other keyboard layouts
  • Fixed clickable area for menu colors.
  • Fixed minor issues.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor issues.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor issues.

Improvements:

  • macOS Big Sur ready.
  • Universal app (ready for Apple M1).
  • Sip URL Custom Schemes.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor issues.

Improvements:

  • macOS Big Sur ready.
  • Universal app (ready for Apple M1).
  • Added new formats (CSS CMYK and CSS HWB).

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor UI issues.

Improvements:

  • macOS Big Sur ready.
  • Universal app (ready for Apple M1).

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed picker antialiases issues.

Improvements:

  • macOS Big Sur ready.
  • Added new Smart Formats (Nova & Brackets).
  • Added new export options (Hex, GIMP, JASC & Xcode Assets).
  • Better Cloud sync.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed Status Menu issues.
  • Fixed Contrast Checker issues.
  • Fixed some minor bugs.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed picker issues for some users.
  • Fixed some minor bugs.

Improvements:

  • New picker for better performance and overall User Experience.
  • When picking a color you can now press Space or Enter to pick a color.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed some minor bugs.

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • Fixed Status Icon issues.

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • Contrast Checker improvements.
  • Better Contrast auto fix.
  • Added explanation for each contrast value.

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • Pause subscription.
  • Better licensing handler.

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • Reset all activations.

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor bug fixes.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed delayed click issues.
  • Fixed some pasteboard issues.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • macOS Catalina ready.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed screen recording permissions.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • macOS Catalina ready.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed screen recording permissions.
  • Fixed color dock issues.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • macOS Catalina ready.
  • Better licensing handler.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix clipboard issues.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • macOS Catalina ready.
  • Better licensing handler.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix clipboard issues.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • macOS Catalina ready.
  • Drag color form status icon.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix performance issues.
  • Fix licence issues.
  • Fix light/dark theme issues.
  • Fix export extensions.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • macOS Catalina ready.
  • Drag color form status icon.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix light/dark theme issues.
  • Fix export extensions.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • macOS Catalina ready.

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor bug fixes.

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • Better licensing handler.

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • Color Panel preview color.
  • ? + click works like expected.
  • Contrast Checker shortcut.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed some issues when clicking in colors.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed some license issues after reboot.
  • Fixed bug when duplicating a palette.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Improvements:

  • RGB, HSL and HSL slider options.
  • Auto import options.
  • Custom color well.
  • Better import from V1.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed smart format bugs.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Improvements:

  • Color Format options.
  • User interface improvements.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed import clipboard colors.
  • Fixed color dock issues.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Improvements:

  • Share Palette as PDF, HTML & CLR.
  • Find my License.
  • Copy multiple colors from clipboard.
  • User interface improvements.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed copy paste issues.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Improvements:

  • Add Generic RGB & Adobe RGB color profile.
  • Add Smart Formats for AppCode, IntelliJ IDEA & WebStorm.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed color profile issues.
  • Fixed color dock orientation issues
  • Fixed conflicts with Paste app.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed integration for Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Note: Sip 2.0 is a paid update. If you're an existing Customer, we have a discount pricing available, also If you purchased Sip after 1 December 2018 you can update it for free.

We also changed our payment method. Please read this before updating.

New Features:

Smart formats

Smart formats detects which software you are using and changes the color format accordingly. This means you don’t need to be constantly guessing what’s the appropriate color format to be used in a software, or constantly changing color formats when working in 2 or more softwares.

Check and fix Color Contrast

Check Color Contrast allows you to check color contrast ratios and check its accessibility. You can also fix it directly in Sip, manually or automatically and create a palette with those 2 colors.

Favorite Palettes

You now have the ability to favorite Palettes, which can then be accessed by clicking on the favorite icon on the left in the bottom bar of the interface.

Improvements:

Menu Bar interface

  • New Palette, New custom formats, and contrast checker now organized in the same central menu icon on the toolbar.

Palettes

  • Colors are now organized by palettes in the main view.
  • Enter in a palette to see colors of that palette in detail.
  • Add a palette to the favorites section, by selecting the heart icon on the top right menu on each palette.
  • Duplicate a palette holding the Option Key while dragging the palette vertically.
  • Right-click on any Palette to Rename, Edit, Delete, Share, Lock and Send to Color Dock and paste a color from clipboard.

Colors

  • Duplicate a color to another palette by pressing Option key while dragging the color
  • Right-click on any color to quickly Rename, Edit, Delete or Share it.

Bottom Bar

  • Bottom Bar is now fixed at the very bottom of the menu bar regardless of the number of palettes you have.
  • Added a Favorite section on the left.

Editor

  • Editor is now part of the menu bar interface.
  • You can Edit palettes, color names and create new palettes and colors from existing ones.
  • Edit a color through the universal color picker, though the hexadecimal input field, or through the RGBA (RED, Green, Blue, Alpha) individual fields.

Color Dock

  • Move the color dock to any area of your screen by dragging it. When you release it the color dock will snap to the nearest edge of your screen.
  • Drag and drop the color dock to the center of your screen to disable it. To show it again, go to Preferences > General > Show color dock.

Picker

  • Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move from pixel to pixel, or at 10-pixel intervals, by pressing shift using the arrow keys
  • Improved color picker interface.
  • When changing the size of the picker, the behavior is now smoother.
  • For actions like picking multiple colors, picking and creating palette with the picked colors and sending colors directly to a software, an icon illustrating the action is displayed in the picker.

Improvements:

  • Add Generic RGB & Adobe RGB color profile.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed color profiles.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Improvements:

  • App Notarized.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Improvements:

  • Mojave compatibility.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed Sketch & Adobe integration.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

Improvements:

  • Mojave compatibility.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Features:

Palettes

Palettes brings you a new way to create, organize and share colors with everyone. Use it to organize anything in your life that has colors, either it's a design project, a moodboard, or the next color scheme for your room.

  • Easily organize palettes order on your menu window.
  • Share them to your favorite design program.
  • Send by email or export in a number of different ways.

Multiple Colors

Picking multiple colors is as easy as it should be. Just hold ? or ? and click in the sequence of colors you need.

  • ? key to grab and add colors to the currently selected palette.
  • ? key to grab multiple colors and create a new palette.

Color Dock

Color dock makes your palettes more available and unobtrusive than ever. Quickly access it without losing focus of what you are working.

  • Attach it to any screen and screen side you want.
  • Quickly send colors to your favorite softwares.

Snapshots

We know how important your data is. That’s why we created snapshots.

  • Choose when you want sip to create a snapshot for you.
  • Create a snapshot at a specific time.
  • Go back to any snapshot with a click.

Custom Formats

Sip now has a smarter way to offer all color formats you will ever need! We give you the ability to not only customize the color formats that already is provided but also create new ones.

  • Create a color format using a standard color format as a base.
  • Full edit capabilities such as format name, clipboard format, menu format and magnifier.
  • Share the formats you create with anyone else!

Shortcuts

Hold ? Key while picking or selecting a color from Sip and it will add to the software you are working on.

  • Add the color to Fill and Border using a simple Universal Shortcut.
  • Easily send colors from different softwares to sip with a handy shortcut.
  • Works with Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Xcode, Sublime, and more!

Editor

Editor makes all the editing a powerful and pleasant experience. It’s where you will edit your palettes, your color names, create new palettes and colors from existing ones. We give you full editing capabilities.

  • Name your Palettes names and Colors as you like.
  • Type each color value to achieve any specific result.
  • Beautiful new interface to a better editing experience.

Sip Sync

Besides all the new features Sip Pro offers, you now have all your content synced in your devices.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Improvements:

  • Fix Sketch Plugin.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix Doc issue.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Improvements:

  • Fix Sketch Plugin.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix Doc issue.

Improvements:

  • Use https
  • Hide Dock when other apps are in full screen.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix Doc issue.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed minor bugs.