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I commend the author on their entrepreneurialism. Not sure why this needs to be a native app. You can code up a web app to generate color palettes in about 20 minutes, which is a fun excercise. Or you can just google color palette generator:

https://tailwind.ink

https://huey.design

https://www.tailwindshades.com

https://tailwind.simeongriggs.dev

https://javisperez.github.io/tailwindcolorshades/

https://tailwind-color-picker.jessarcher.com

Also, maybe consider hosting on Netlify or Vercel or Github Pages, or anything that doesn't require a server to spin up for a static site.




Honestly, half of the point was to have a native app. It changes the perception of the product, gives it a proper presence on your app dock, works offline, and has the system related features you would expect :)

It also helps piggyback on the App Store for discovery.


I just purchased this app after reading this comment and was very disappointed to discover that it is not a native app, but an Electron app.

Furthermore, maybe I am missing something, but where are the color management settings?


Color management is done on the OS level. If you're not happy with the quality of app.. would love to know what's not working for you - and am happy to provide a refund.


Designer here, actually a big fan of the desktop software approach. I tend to keep all my ressources as local as possible and don't really like working off webapps and being account & online bound in my process. I guess that's a matter of taste, but I'm really happy seeing this project pop up.


> You can code up a web app to generate color palettes in about 20 minutes, which is a fun excercise.

I'd be really interested in seeing someone do that in 20 minutes. If you ever decide to do that, please post here.


Alright, maybe a bit more than 20 mins. It's ugly, it's rudimentary, but it works. Feel free to fork it. The color/palette generation functions can use some work and I am not a designer.

Obviously it was a bit of a facetious comment, and props to the author for building a full iOS app. This is definitely not that.

https://hn-color-palette-generator.netlify.app

https://github.com/noughtme/color-palette/tree/main/src

*I have a bunch of color related function code snippets I use for dataviz, so I did not write the utils file "from scratch" just now. Also chakra-ui is a great component library that helps with quick prototyping.


It's not ugly, and it works. Congrats on shipping and thanks for sharing!


This is actually very useful and tastefully done! Bookmarked!


I bet I could code up a site that has a link to a different colour palette generator in 20 minutes.


Great list. I use one that follows Material Design guidelines. It's called Material Design Palette Generator (http://mcg.mbitson.com/), and the source is on GitHub (https://github.com/mbitson/mcg).


I'll thrown in my personal favorite, Paletton. I am not affiliated with them in any way, just a happy user.

https://paletton.com


https://color.cloudflare.design/ by Cloudflare is my go to nowadays.


here is my collection of more palette generators: https://github.com/sw-yx/spark-joy/blob/master/README.md#pal... mostly gotten off HN every time it comes up


Also Adobe Color (https://color.adobe.com)




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