Colors is a Free Color Picker Tool to Replace DigitalColor Meter in Mac OS X Lion
Apple’s Digital Color Meter utility took a turn for the worse in Mac OS X Lion, inexplicably removing the ability to view color values in commonly used formats like hex. This is a pain for graphic and web designers, and nobody but Apple knows why they removed that feature, but thankfully there’s a handful of free apps out there to pick up the slack.
Colors is the app of choice I’ll go with because it’s tiny, simple, and free, which is basically the opposite of most App Store choices. Much like the classic DigitalColor Meter, you just launch the app, click the magnifying glass, select your color, and select the output you want copied to your clipboard.
The apps UI is slightly outdated but does the job in Mac OS X 10.7, and for free we can’t complain much. If you’re fed up with Lions new and unimproved Digital Color Meter, get it.