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Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
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Kaleidoscope

Spot differences in text and image files.

3.4
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Kaleidoscope overview

Kaleidoscope spots differences in text and image files.

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 version 4.3

Updated on Nov 17 2023

New features:
  • Git File History now recognizes file renames and moves. You will now see the entire history of a file, even if it has been renamed or moved in the past. See the exact change in the commit detail popover. And there is the ability to search for all names of a file in the filter at the bottom of the list.
  • Integration with Git Accounts. Kaleidoscope will try to find a base URL for a known account type and automatically create links to issues, commits and branches where appropriate. Currently, GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket are supported, others will follow as needed. Click the small gear icon in the commit details popover to configure in case your repository has multiple remotes.
  • Display of Git References. Both the header in the merge document as well as the commit details will now list references (branches, tags) pointing to a commit.
  • Markdown in commit messages. While we were adding ticket and commit links, we also added styled display of markdown content in commit messages (again, in the commit details). We deeply enjoy that change and encourage everybody to use markdown in commit messages. A future self and your coworkers will thank you for the enhanced readability.
Enhancements:
  • Support for Display P3 color profile in Image Comparison. Kaleidoscope now knows how to properly read and display images in saved with a Display P3 color profile. Apart from obvious technical use cases, this makes a (sometimes subtle) visual difference with photos shot on iPhone 7 and later.
  • Windows of recent documents will now remember their screen position and reopen where you closed them before.
  • Improve keyboard navigating and working with the Git File History.
Bugfixes:
  • Fixed a few minor macOS Sonoma glitches.
  • A few other fixes we don't bother to mention in detail (aka. "bug fixes and performance improvements")
View older Kaleidoscope updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

40 MB

Developer’s website

https://kaleidoscope.app/

Downloads

20925

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 13 or later
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  • User Ratings

zlazkow
zlazkow
Oct 21 2023
4.2.1
0.0
Oct 21 2023
0.0
Version: 4.2.1
$20 ok. subscription NO.
spittingkitty
spittingkitty
Sep 27 2023
4.1
0.0
Sep 27 2023
0.0
Version: 4.1
I would not buy an upgrade for this app annually for $96, so why would I use their ridiculous subscription model? $96/year??? Absolutely insane.
Al404
Al404
Jun 12 2023
3.6.1
1.0
Jun 12 2023
1.0
Version: 3.6.1
An other good app ruined from subscription model :-( price it is insane
Aargl
Aargl
Jan 1 2022
3.1.3
0.0
Jan 1 2022
0.0
Version: 3.1.3
The price must be a joke... :-o
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.
ylluminate
ylluminate
Feb 14 2015
2.1.0
0.0
Feb 14 2015
0.0
Version: 2.1.0
The MacUpdate format of the above Features is formatted terribly for me. Anyone else seeing this problem: http://cl.ly/image/1G2B3o390O1I
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Apr 7 2014
2.1.0
3.0
Apr 7 2014
3.0
Version: 2.1.0
Looks great, but without inline editing I can't use it. I bought it but use kdiff. It's ugly but has a complete feature set.
flowerpot
flowerpot
Mar 5 2013
2.0.1
0.0
Mar 5 2013
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
However good this may be, be aware that the direct purchase from the site adds VAT if you're in the UK, making it 20% more expensive than the MAS version. Black Pixel don't mention this in their description of the differences between their and the MAS version.
hced
hced
Jan 21 2013
2.0.0
4.5
Jan 21 2013
4.5
Version: 2.0.0
Congratulations to Black Pixel for finally getting text merging implemented. This is major news for this app and in my testing it seems to work a treat (haven't tested on larger files yet). Well done. Because of this, I had no second thoughts buying this app (again), since it's just so damn good looking and pleasant to use. The one little missing piece for me, is being able to edit text inline (is that what it's called?). I.e. making quick edits in one of the (writable) files would be great for even speedier operation! Technically, that would be all the files that you can merge *to*.
Juslee
Juslee
Jan 18 2013
2.0.0
4.0
Jan 18 2013
4.0
Version: 2.0.0
Could not find which files were supported pre-purchase. I had hoped that PDFs would be, but they're not. Nice software.
Botchka
Botchka
Jun 25 2012
1.1.6
2.0
Jun 25 2012
2.0
Version: 1.1.6
I downloaded the demo of Kaleidoscope over 30 days ago and the demo no longer works for me since I've gone past the 30 days. I was in need of some text comparison software on my mac and I went ahead and paid for and downloaded Kaleidoscope. Color me disappointed. First and foremost, I'm used to Beyond Compare on Windows..which is really one of the best file compare programs out there. Kaleidoscope is missing BASIC merge functionality which makes it worthless to me. In BC one simply has to click a directional arrow to merge a block of text from left to right or right to left. Can't do that with Kaleidoscope! I wish I could get a refund on Kaleidoscope. Until they add the most basic of functionality to K, I'd hold off on purchasing it.
Al404
Al404
Jun 12 2023
3.6.1
1.0
Jun 12 2023
1.0
Version: 3.6.1
RobertAudi
RobertAudi
Sep 29 2022
3.6.1
5.0
Sep 29 2022
5.0
Version: 3.6.1
kia_h
kia_h
Jun 17 2020
2.0
Jun 17 2020
2.0
Version: null
davideficco
davideficco
Oct 10 2018
2.0
Oct 10 2018
2.0
Version: null
t-19
t-19
Sep 2 2018
4.0
Sep 2 2018
4.0
Version: null
tomwats
tomwats
Aug 21 2018
2.5
Aug 21 2018
2.5
Version: null
g-moss
g-moss
May 22 2017
1.0
May 22 2017
1.0
Version: null
Teksestro
Teksestro
Apr 13 2017
5.0
Apr 13 2017
5.0
Version: null
Chehab
Chehab
Dec 17 2016
3.5
Dec 17 2016
3.5
Version: null
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Sep 7 2016
5.0
Sep 7 2016
5.0
Version: null
joker55
joker55
Jul 29 2016
2.0
Jul 29 2016
2.0
Version: null
stafmans
stafmans
Jun 19 2015
2.0
Jun 19 2015
2.0
Version: null
SteveGosselin
SteveGosselin
Mar 20 2015
4.0
Mar 20 2015
4.0
Version: null
Ededed
Ededed
Apr 22 2014
4.5
Apr 22 2014
4.5
Version: null
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Apr 7 2014
3.0
Apr 7 2014
3.0
Version: null
hced
hced
Jan 21 2013
4.5
Jan 21 2013
4.5
Version: null
Juslee
Juslee
Jan 18 2013
4.0
Jan 18 2013
4.0
Version: null
Blaf71
Blaf71
Jan 17 2013
4.5
Jan 17 2013
4.5
Version: null
Echoz
Echoz
Dec 29 2012
5.0
Dec 29 2012
5.0
Version: null
Mindplay
Mindplay
Nov 24 2012
2.0
Nov 24 2012
2.0
Version: null
Botchka
Botchka
Jun 25 2012
2.0
Jun 25 2012
2.0
Version: null
anonymous-dinosaur-6895
Nov 2 2011
2.0
Version: null
elventear
elventear
Sep 27 2011
4.5
Sep 27 2011
4.5
Version: null
KazFrog
KazFrog
Jul 7 2011
4.5
Jul 7 2011
4.5
Version: null
LucasH
LucasH
Apr 26 2011
4.0
Apr 26 2011
4.0
Version: null
Pmdf
Pmdf
Mar 23 2011
4.0
Mar 23 2011
4.0
Version: null
mmac79
mmac79
Feb 17 2011
3.0
Feb 17 2011
3.0
Version: null
ultratiem
ultratiem
Jan 28 2011
2.5
Jan 28 2011
2.5
Version: null
catlan
catlan
Jan 11 2030
2.4
5.0
Jan 11 2030
5.0
Version: 2.4
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