The greatest contrast tool in the galaxy.

Shade provides WCAG 2.0 AA contrast insights and battle-tested recommendations to fix the errors that pop up.

Always there when you need it in your Mac's menubar, Shade works with any application and is the perfect contrast companion for designers, developers, project managers, and anyone else interested in making their digital goods more readable.

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

"Hey Jordan, this app looks great but unfortunately crashes when I mouse over to my second monitor while selecting a color"
"That's impossible, I fixed that! Are you sure you're using the latest version?"
"Yes I'm positive. Just put your primary display on the right and mouse over to the left screen"
"Hmm... works on my machine."
"Your other right"

· This version fixes a bug with the color picker when your primary display is to the right of another display.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

MM-1030 ,

Useful but space select is annoying

I like everything about this tool except the requirement to use the spacebar rather than clicking with the mouse when selecting colors with the eyedrop color picker. Strange UX choice...

Dudeofprosper ,

Handly little app!

Works as expected, nice to have a quick contrast check when looking through my websites.


Jordan Scales
46.6 MB
Developer Tools

OS X 10.9.0 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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