What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Oh My Gradient for Mac OS X

Mac OS X software Oh My Gradient

TOKYO (MacHouse) – If you ask me whether or not I like Swift as a software development language, you won’t get a flat answer of Yes or No from me. This language is so bad that it can be terribly difficult to type just a few letters if you already have a few thousand lines of code. Or is it just me? Anyway, I’m ready to introduce a second application that I’ve developed in Swift. This new software release is called Oh My Gradient. I submitted it to Mac App Store just several minutes ago.

Mac software Oh My Gradient

Source: Tom Bluewater
  Mac software Oh My Gradient

Source: Tom Bluewater

Oh My Gradient is a desktop application for software developers who use CAGradientLayer to display gradient colors with NSView or UIView. It lets you design gradient colors with your mouse and generate Objective-C or Swift code for your OS X (or iOS) projects at the same time. Oh My Gradient generates code for dictionary objects with color and location keys for every color stop.  

Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store


  1. Create tens or even hundreds of groups to store sets of gradient colors.
  2. Preview gradient colors.
  3. Save sets of gradient colors internally.
  4. Create an image (BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF) out of a set of gradient colors.
  5. Get Objective-C/Swift code for an OS X or iOS project by opening a popover window.
  6. Customize variable names.
  7. Save export settings.
  8. Choose Download Sample Project under Help to download a zip package containing sample Xcode projects.
  9. Move the set of gradient colors you select to a different group.
  10. Duplicate the set of gradient colors you select.
  11. The application supports the fullScreen mode.
  12. The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
  13. Languages: English only.
  14. Application file size: 35.3 MB.
  15. The application comes with a built-in 19-page user guide. Choose Show Quick Tour under Oh My Gradient whenever you need to see it.

System requirements

  1. 10.10 (tested with 10.10.5), 10.11 (tested with 10.11.1)
  2. 64-bit system


Nothing so far…

Version history

Version 1.0.5 (Released on November 10)

  1. The application could crash due to the last changes made for the C-style for-loop statement.

Version 1.0.4 (Released on September 1)

  1. Many lines of code are fixed for Swift 3 compatibility.
  2. Another push button now appears to the right of the copy button when the user opens the code popover window at the bottom-left corner of the window. When the user clicks on this button, the application will create a float list of gradient color values, which will be copied into the shared clipboard.

Version 1.0.2 (Released on August 22)

  1. Fix: Preview did not change when the user selected a different color with the selection color button.
  2. Changes: By default, the user will be prompted for confirmation when clicking on the delete (-) button to delete the selected marker.

Trial/Demo version

Click here to download a trial version. This trial version will remain fully functional for 7 days, starting from the very moment you first launch it.

Video tutorial

There is no video tutorial at this time.

Oh My Gradient is a product of Tom Bluewater.
Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Mac App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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