myPantone For Your iPhone

myPantone is a $9.99 application for the iPhone and iPod touch that lets you browse Pantone color matching libraries and build color palettes from digital photos.

It includes PMS, Goe, Pastels and Fashion + Home color libraries; shows sRGB, HTML and Lab color values for color swatches; and builds Creative Suite and QuarkXPress-compatible color palettes that can also be shared via email or the website.

I don’t recommend it for precise color matching (you should always use a swatch book for that), but it’s handy for exploring color combinations and showing clients color samples, and the colors-from-photos feature is pretty cool, too.