Screenshot from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 of the MyPantone® color swatch: Black 6 C.
Reference all of the PANTONE® colors via your mobile device with the MyPantone App!
The damage is $7.99 at the Google Play store ($9.99 iOS), and totally worth it.
For the price of a foo-foo coffee here in SoCal—you can be cross-referencing thousands of PANTONE colors within a few seconds :)
It’s not an alternative to the actual PANTONE® color bridges and guides, but it’s a great little tool for on-the-fly design inspiration, color referencing or building color profiles. I’ve heard a lot of people griping about this app, mostly because of the wide variations in mobile screen color representation, that this app is useless because it doesn’t represent the pantone color accurately. But I disagree. This app functions as a tool for referencing the color decks. I find a lot of value in just having the entire Pantone Color Library in my pocket. It’s not about having the exact color representation, because that can be referenced in my studio on the actual decks. I use it as a tool, as an extension, if you will, to compliment the way I work. My only complaint is that the app has crashed on my Galaxy Note 3 a few times; hopefully an update will fix that bug.
How I Use the MyPantone App…
When I’m meeting with a client, brainstorming, sketching for a new design concept or preparing to color a digital illustration, I like to browse the digital color fan-decks on the app. I’ll pull up the PANTONE® Colors I like (or need) on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and either pull the CMYK , RGB or HexCode — depending on the need — or I’ll push it to Evernote or Google Drive to compile my project notes and color palette profiles to be reviewed and cross-referenced in my studio on the actual Pantone™ decks later (if necessary) for the next phase of the project.