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Freeware (Free)


20 Nov 2015




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Size: 112 MB

Downloads: 3029

Platform: Windows (All Versions)

Review by George Norman (Cybersecurity Editor)

on 06 Apr 2015

The Colortypist software application does not have to be installed. Download a very small executable, run it, and that's it. Now, the fact that Colortypist does not have to be installed makes it portable. Put it on a portable storage device and take it with you, no matter where you have to go.

When you launch Colortypist, everything on your desktop, your wallpaper, your desktop shortcuts, any file or folder that is stored on the desktop, will be replaced by a color. I can’t tell you what color, because Colortypist loads a random one at startup. I can tell you that whatever color it is, its code will be displayed on Colortypist’s interface. By default, the color is displayed in HTML code. From the View menu, you can switch from HTML Hex to RGB, Integer, or Name.

Colortypist has a very basic interface. By using the box that takes up the better part of the interface, you can enter a color code or a color name. Enter “red” for example, and Colortypist will display the color red on your desktop. From the Color menu in the upper left hand corner you can set the color as your desktop wallpaper, save the color as HTML, copy the color code, copy and save the color sample.

Colortypist is free software. You can enjoy the functionality presented above for free, for as long as you want.

Thanks to Colortypist you have a great means of exploring colors, viewing colors on your desktop, and setting colors as you desktop wallpaper.


Colortypist does not have to be installed and that, obviously, makes it a portable software application. Type in a color’s code or name to view it on screen. View colors as HTML code, RGB, Integer, or Name. Click a button and Colortypist will display a random color. Easily set a color as your desktop wallpaper. Easily save a color as HTML, copy the color code, copy and save the color sample. Colortypist is free software.


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Colortypist Awards

Colortypist Editor’s Review Rating

Colortypist has been reviewed by George Norman on 06 Apr 2015. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Colortypist 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential


out of 5