Pick up the Windows Phone app Colorful for free this weekend

Colorful for Windows Phone

In celebration of the Super Bowl, Colorful Apps is offering their Windows Phone app Colorful for free.

What is Colorful? Much like the Augmented Colors app we mentioned a while back, Colorful is a color detection app for your Windows Phone. It helps color blind people recognize, tag and compare colors. Some of the key features of the app include:

  • Use advanced filters that will compensate for your specific color deficiency.
  • Recognize colors in your surroundings using the new Mango camera capabilities.
  • Save up to 3 color tags for future reference and comparison.
  • Save an image with the additional information given by Colorful algorithms.

Colorful allows you to detect colors from photos on your Windows Phone as well as tagging colors from the live camera mode. You can save an unlimited number of color tags with Colorful as well as customize selecting the detail level or mode of the color name (simple, descriptive, artistic and developer). Colorful also gives you the ability to choose your color blindness type to further dial in the app.

Colorful Screen Shots

Even if you aren't color blind, we can see Colorful coming in handy for painters, interior decorators, and others who have the need to identify colors.

You can find Colorful here at the Windows Phone Marketplace and remember through this weekend it is a free app. There is also a Lite version of Colorful that you can find here at the Marketplace but it has some functionality limits.

QR: Colorful          QR: Colorful Lite


Reader comments

Pick up the Windows Phone app Colorful for free this weekend


This is helpful. Now, when tech support asks me what, "What color are the lights on your modem?" I can tell them. Up until now I'd say, "How the f--- am I supposed to know?" Thank you!

Neat concept, but for some reason it recognizes most colors as gray.  I have purple (maroon/plum) and yellow-green (chartreuse) walls, but even in a well-lit room this app calls the purple either "gray" or "dark gray", and the green as "silver" or "light gray".

Did you try switching to Artistic mode? You can do so in the settings screen.
It is not uncommon to see grayscale colors being matched, especially for more "faded" colors in the normal color naming mode as they are, in nature, closer to grayscale. 

It's the best way to get feedback from users in a more interactive way. The Marketplace review system is quite a one-directional road, there is no way of thanking a user for giving a positive or otherwise constructive review there..