Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
2.4

3.3

Kaleidoscope free download for Mac

Kaleidoscope for Mac

16 February 2021

Spot differences in text and image files.

What is Kaleidoscope for Mac

Kaleidoscope spots differences in text and image files.

Kaleidoscope Features
  • General
    • Single window workflow: One tab per comparison
    • Compare two+ files: Add any number of files per tab
    • Always up to date: Auto-refreshes when files change
    • File Shelf: Quickly go from file to file
    • Path Bar: See where your files are
    • Keyboard shortcuts: Every action has a shortcut
  • Text Scope
    • Supports any text file: Plain text, source code, HTML, etc.
    • Clear comparisons
    • Three layouts: Blocks, Fluid, and Unified
    • Compare documents: Imports text from .doc and .rtf files
    • Instant search
    • Change Stepper: Quickly jump from change to change
    • Highlights: Added, deleted and changed text
  • Image Scope
    • All popular image file formats: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD and more.
    • Four connected layouts: Two-Up, One-Up, Split, and Difference
    • Comprehensive image support: RGB/CMYK/LAB, alpha, any size.
    • Multi-touch support: Smooth scrolling and pinch to zoom
    • Customizable environment: Change background color, difference mask and checkerboard settings
    • Two difference mask modes: Spot absolute or relative changes
  • Integration
    • Git, Mercurial, SVN, and Bazaar: Integrate with a couple of clicks
    • Versions
    • TextMate SVN
    • Cornerstone
    • ksdiff Command-line tool: Integrate with practically anything

What's new in Kaleidoscope

Version 2.4:
  • New Xcode debugger integration (see Kaleidoscope > Integration…), providing ksp and kspo commands in lldb. Check out the examples to get an idea how much superpower this can add to your debugging abilities.
  • The ksdiff tool now always accepts the --label (-l) option to send the command to a specific Kaleidoscope window.
  • The ksdiff tool now accepts input via pipe. Use - in the file list where the piped input should be, or just use it in combination with the --label option to send multiple runs of a command into one window.
  • Enjoy improved window titles. Also, the tab bar is only visible if there is more than one document in a window.
  • Various small visual improvements, particularly on macOS Big Sur. We also fixed some drawing glitches here and there.
  • Fix an issue where ksdiff would not work on macOS High Sierra unless Kaleidoscope was already running.
  • Kaleidoscope no longer gets stuck when being launched with VoiceOver turned on.
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How would you rate Kaleidoscope?
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kia_h
kia_h
Jun 17 2020
2.3
2.0
Jun 17 2020
2.0
Version: 2.3
such a shame what happened to this once great app. Ever since Black Pixel acquired the app, development was minimal. Now Black Pixel got acquired from another company, so I don't have much hope that things will improve.
davideficco
davideficco
Oct 10 2018
2.2.2
2.0
Oct 10 2018
2.0
Version: 2.2.2
I paid too money for this app ( version 2.2.2/Sierra): it does'nt work well! It crashes continuosly when I compare folders or big lists of documents. Sometimes only moving a file between the lists of comparison. Why they do not update the app? I do need to compare big amount of simple text or image files (before the backup on NAS) and this app is unuseful. It works well only with single documents, but the price -only for this function- is too high.
tomwats
tomwats
Aug 21 2018
2.2.2
2.5
Aug 21 2018
2.5
Version: 2.2.2
I've been using Kaleidoscope for years and loved it. It's sad that there's hardly any development done.
wickedsp1d3r
wickedsp1d3r
Aug 17 2017
2.2.1
0.0
Aug 17 2017
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
These latest calling home "features" are extremely uncool.
g-moss
g-moss
May 22 2017
2.2.0
1.0
May 22 2017
1.0
Version: 2.2.0
The 2.2.0 update has the same problem. It's a great app if all you want to do is compare two text files. For anything else, it's a bug ridden, dysfunctional app. You simply cannot compare the contents of two folders on two different drives without the app hanging and/or crashing. The developers are not willing to deal with this problem for months.

Fake reviews about how nice the UI is, and how wonderful it is to compare two images are simply useless. The app does not pass the mustard in the real world. And frankly, you rating the app 5 stars because you can compare 2 files!? That basically means you paid 70 dollars for that single feature a lot of free app does. So your review is basically completely void and makes no sense.
Teksestro
Teksestro
Apr 13 2017
2.1.1
5.0
Apr 13 2017
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
Super easy to use, good intuitive interface. Direct integration with visual version control tools, like Tower. Extremely stable and reliable - love it.
g-moss
g-moss
Mar 22 2017
2.1.1
1.0
Mar 22 2017
1.0
Version: 2.1.1
The UI is very nice. However, DO NOT buy this app! Kaleidoscope v2.1.1 is crashing A LOT! I have contacted the developers twice in the past 6 months and they just shrug it off with nonsense replies that "...we are looking into it". Are they "looking" for over 6 months!? The problem is really simple. If you have two drives (say USB) and you want to compare the content of folders on one drive with the contents of another drive (using same folder structure), the first comparison passes, but after that, with each comparison the app will become increasingly unstable and eventually crashes. Who knows, it might even corrupt your drive(s) eventually. Does not worth 70 bucks for an abandoned app!!!
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Sep 7 2016
2.1.1
5.0
Sep 7 2016
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
Very beautiful and does the job perfectly.
joker55
joker55
Jul 29 2016
2.1.1
2.0
Jul 29 2016
2.0
Version: 2.1.1
It looks fairly nice and does have some useful features but the price is just ridiculous. Couple that with the fact Black Pixel seem to have NO interest in developing this and Versions any further (Versions still doesn't even render it's buttons correctly and hasn't done so for some time) I really would not recommend buying this.
stafmans
stafmans
Jun 19 2015
2.1.1
2.0
Jun 19 2015
2.0
Version: 2.1.1
Bought the app a few years ago based on good reviews. It looks better than it’s usefull. There’s hardly any development taking place. I quess Black Pixel just uses it for cashing the sales based on the reputation from the past. Big functionality miss is that you cannot edit the files. It’s an expensive app and I regret buying it. Switched to Deltawalker.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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