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Pika icon, an eye against a multicoloured background


Pika (pronounced pi·kuh, like picker) is an easy to use, open-source, native colour picker for macOS. Pika makes it easy to quickly find colours onscreen, in the format you need, so you can get on with being a speedy, successful designer.

Screenshots of the dark and light Pika interface

Download the latest version of the app at:

Learn more about the motivations behind the project, and the product vision.

Golden Kitty Awards 2022 Finalist



  • macOS Catalina (Version 10.15+) and newer


Getting started with contributing

Make sure you have mint installed, and bootstrap the toolchain dependencies:

brew install mint
mint bootstrap

Open Pika.xcodeproj and to run the project. Sparkle requires that you have a team and signing profile set for the project, or it will crash with a dyld / signal SIGABRT error.

If you run into any problems, please detail them in an issue.


Any and all contributions are welcomed. Check for open issues, look through the project roadmap, and submit a PR.

Dependencies and thanks

And a huge thank you to Stormnoid for the incredible 2D vector field visualisation on Shadertoy.