Make sure the text you're designing isn't too light in your interface designs with Contrast. Combine this simple little menu bar app with your favorite design tool and design with accessibility in mind.

Enter hex codes manually or use the built in color picker for sampling colors directly from your designs.

Tear the app from the menu bar and use it as a floating window wherever you'd like. It'll stay on top of your active design tool for quick access to the WCAG contrast scores.

What's New

Version 1.1

• We've added preferences! Too many for one bullet point, so keep reading...
• You can now set your own global show/hide shortcut.
• You can also set shortcuts for picking foreground and background colors.
• Launch at login is now possible. Honestly, why would you ever not want Contrast launched and ready? Amirite?
• And finally, you can set a preference for lowercase hex codes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings

Useful tool


This is a very useful tool that should be apart of every inclusive designer’s toolbox. However, there is room to approve

* Rapid color picking, would be nice to pick primary and secondary colors without having to return to the tooltip
* rgba, hsl, and more color modes should be supported
* Keyboard shortcuts

Nice to have a menu bar app for quick contrast checks

Steve Engert

As a web designer I want to have any site I’m working on easy to use for all that visit it. I still end up pushing the line when it comes to accessibility during the design process, though. It’s great to have an app that keeps me in check which is available in my menubar at any time. It's also independent of what program I'm using (you simply eyedrop your screen).

Very useful and well worth the price.

Switch to 16 bit RGB


… and Affinity Photos is on the list. Option-ticking the loupe doesn't record the hex code, though.

Contrast is a handy tool to help design the Squarespace website, for sure. T'anks for being there..


Nothing Magical Inc.
6.7 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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