Seeking A Good Color Identifier App

iOS and iPadOS

Hi guys its Carlos,
another thing I would like advise is a good color identifier app.
I saw color eye I believe its Called and another is color id free.
and I know there are others.
I'm looking for one that could tell me among other things when a light on a charging devise changes color from red to green or from red to turning off meaning its done charging.
When I looked at color id it specificly mention it could do something like that.
Also if it is good for color recognition such as of clothing etc.
Well thanks for the feed back.



Submitted by J.P. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hey Carlos,
My personal favorite for clothing is Tap Tap See! It identifies color, item, and often manufacturer if it reads tag..
For Example; You have a gray zipper hoodie by Express. It can get that detailed without a lot of camera manipulation!

Submitted by carlos on Thursday, January 1, 2015

In reply to by J.P.

I never thought about taptapsee,
I did not think it would describe colors

Submitted by Mike Freeman on Thursday, January 1, 2015


My experience is that there *is* no truly accurate iDevice color identification app. There are many reasons for this, among which are (1) except for primary colors, i.e., those reflecting only one small range of light wavelengths, color perception is quite subjective (this is especially true for colors composed of several primary colors); (2) what colors machines (or people even) perceive depend upon the ambient lighting environment (is it truly white light or does the light source have a particular color); (3) people often perceive colors differently depending upon the background objects are viewed against -- machines don't handle this well.

Best bet is to fall back upon the tride-and-true human reader.

Submitted by carlos on Friday, January 2, 2015

In reply to by Mike Freeman

yes but I hear that might be some that handle colors better than others.
Just like you can buyb color identifyers for $199.00 or so at these blindness stores and they might not do a better job than an app.

Submitted by Imaginingstuff on Friday, January 2, 2015

There are two great podcasts to listen to. I one I have right now is colored eye. It was free and works well. Color ID doesn't work nearly as well. But check out the podcasts.

Good luck.

Submitted by carlos on Friday, January 2, 2015

In reply to by Imaginingstuff

Hi what are the names of the pod casts,
and do you have the links or can you tell me where I can find them?

Submitted by Gudrun Brunot on Saturday, April 2, 2016

In reply to by Mike Freeman

My experience with color identifiers has been similar to yours, Carlos. One thing it may help you do is differentiate between two long-sleeved shirts, for instance, that are of exactly the same model, cloth, sleeve length, etc., one blue and one green. Only, it might say "light green with a tendency towards green" for one and "dark green with a tendency toward blue" on the other. It's up to you to remember that there is one green and one blue, and whether that first one might or might not be the true blue... Not ideal, but it might help you out in a pinch if you've had someone identify the green and you immediately try the color id on it, then follow the same steps with the second shirt.

Submitted by TJT 2001 on Saturday, April 2, 2016

Here is the text of a post that I contributed about three days ago for another similar forum topic.

Some that tend to receive fairly good reviews are:

Color Visor
Color Reader's Voice
Color Identifier
Aipoly Vision

There is no "perfect" app.

Submitted by Adam Samec on Saturday, April 29, 2017


Seeing Assistant Home is so far the best color recognition app I have tried. Just be sure to try shaking the device to switch the flash light and check whether it improves the recognition. In my case it did, Even in day light, I have found the flash light enabled recognizing colors much better. It reports only basic colors like red, green, aqua or mixed, but it's doing its job even when using it while scanning straight in my dresser, also letting me to differentiate between green and blue shirt.

Kind regards