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Stagehand brings the Roscolux, GAM, Lee and Apollo swatch books together on your iOS device! Gels are viewable by their swatch book, or all together sorted by hue, letting you find the perfect color without worrying about manufacturer. Each gel is complete with manufacturer information including transmission and description as well as samples of neighboring colors in the swatch book.

The entire collection of gels in Stagehand is searchable not only by its name, number, and description, but also by color with the built-in color search that allows you to select a color from the color wheel and see the closest matches available to the selected color.

Stagehand is provided as a free reference for professionals and amateurs alike, and we hope you enjoy the app! Stagehand is already used hundreds of times a day and has been downloaded to over 20,000 devices since it launched 4 years ago!

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

This update includes the following additions and fixes:
• Reintroduces the 'Share' button to send a color and its name to a colleague, your own note, or the photo library.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on Stagehand or reported problems with colors in the app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Mr. Cutco ,

Technical Theater Assist.

Being my 3rd year as a theater technician and having three backpacks for different jobs, be it lights, sound, or scenic equipment specific, getting a gel book out isn't always easy or safe, depending on your location. This app does give a general color tone that surprisingly matches 80/20, 80% correct and 20% that's close or not right at all. Offering the top industry gel manufacturers is a great feature to compare gels, though they vary less than 2-5% in hue mostly. For free it's a good reference to get a general idea, though I wouldn't bet my reputation on it, I still pack in 2-3 gel books into every one of my bags.

Macon rider ,

Doesn't work with new update

I really liked Stagehand before your update today. Opens and closes in 2 seconds! Please fix! iPhone 5S and iOS 7.1
Update: all got fixed! Fast and easy to use!

Developer Response ,

Glad you got this issue resolved! If you have any issues in the future, please feel free to contact us using our support form at https://patrickangletheatrical.com/support/ so that we can respond as quickly as possible to issues. Thanks for using Stagehand!

thedave100 ,

Keep this in your LD toolkit

I'm so thankful for this. Great for search terms and inspiring ideas. Have this handy when creating a lightning plot with conventional lights!


Patrick Angle
8.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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