Color Blind Pal helps people who are color blind see the colors around them. It also lets people with normal vision see what it's like to be color blind.

Want to know what color something is? Now you don't need to ask a friend - just open the Color Inspector to get a descriptive name, like "bold brown".

Want to see all colors more clearly? Use the Color Filter to shift colors that are hard to distinguish toward colors that you can easily distinguish. It'll be as easy for you to spot an orange pumpkin in a green field as it is for everyone else. Or, do you have normal color vision and want to know what someone who's color blind sees? The Color Filter can also simulate any type of color blindness. Open the preferences (with the ⓘ button) to select your color blindness type.

Press "Inspecting Color" or "Filtering Colors" to switch between the two modes.

Simply open the app and point your device's camera at what you want to see! If someone gives you a green form and a yellow form and asks you to fill out the green one, open the Color Inspector to tell which is which. If you're struggling to read a color-coded map, use the Color Filter to make the colors easy to distinguish.

With Color Blind Pal, you can do the following and much more:
* Find out exactly what any color is
* Read any color-coded map, chart, or graph
* Pass a color vision test (it turns out there really are numbers in those dots!)

Color Blind Pal is packed with powerful features to make sure you never need anyone else's help seeing colors.

Additional features in the Color Inspector include:
* Choose between different types of names for a color, including Common names, Scientific names, and Colloquial names (like "beige")
* See the color's hue, saturation, and value, as well as its exact RGB color code
* Freeze the camera and inspect different colors across the image

Additional features in the Color Filter include:
* Highlight a selected color
* Select a color by pressing it on the screen or by dragging the color spectrum slider
* Draw a stripe pattern over all reddish colors so you can tell what color everything is without changing the colors
* Freeze the camera and experiment with different filters to get an exact sense of what the image really looks like
* Hide all the buttons on the screen so your device becomes a portal through which you see the world in richer color

Don't be held back by color blindness ever again - get Color Blind Pal today!

What's New

Version 1.0.2

The screen no longer dims or goes to sleep when using the app without touching the screen for a long time.
Fixed a bug with the Color Inspector's sample size.
The names of the different color blindness types are now more descriptive.
Made a few small UI tweaks.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Severe deuteranopia


Besides the phone and texting apps, this is the only app I use. It is how I go about my life unimpeded by my disability. Every single day I use this app to help me in my job. This app also enables me to wear clothes other than jeans and a gray t-shirt without mismatching. All while growing up my parents thought I just had terrible taste! It wasn’t until Jr. High that they, and myself, realized I was colorblind! I also use this app when shopping for groceries to help pick out what fruits and vegetables are ripe.

It really can’t be understated what a wonderful person this developer is. To make an app to help people with a disability and not monetize it in any way. When I open the app an ad never is what I see, it just goes straight to it’s sole function of telling me what color something is. I wish I could give him or her 6 stars.

You made a wonderful app that lets me go about my day normally. Thank you so much.

Best app ever made


It is very useful for identifying hard colors.
This app has definitely helped me with my colorblindness. This helps a lot when I am trying to distinguish blues from purples, pinks and grays, yellows and greens, and reds and greens.
This is a “must have” app for anyone who struggles with colors.
The only adjustments needed is an option to fit to an iPhone X screen size, image quality improvement, and the option to import photos to inspect colors. :)

Useful for identifying colors


I'm not colorblind, so the simulation feature is useful for understanding how the different types of color blindness work.

My main use of the app is for color identification. Man, this would have been great to have when the "blue or gold dress" meme was going on!


Vincent Fiorentini
1.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Vincent Fiorentini


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