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Botchka reviewed on 25 Jun 2012
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.
[Version 1.1.6]

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Botchka replied on 25 Jun 2012
I wrote to Black Pixel asking for a refund and was given a refund within 5 minutes of sending my request along with an apology that Kaleidoscope didn't meet my needs. From a customer support standpoint OUTSTANDING. I would raise my rating 1/2 to 1 star for that alone. I will be purchasing Kaleidoscope when and if they add merge functionality.

Botchka replied on 20 Dec 2012
Yes indeedy. However, they're going to face some stiff competition from Beyond Compare...who is currently working on a version for OSX.

Botchka replied on 20 Dec 2012
@Countpollen: I don't work for BC and the reason you don't see it on their website is because they posted a screenshot to Facebook:

Botchka reviewed on 21 Feb 2012
I originally got in on the deal to purchase Interarchy for $14.95. My decision to purchase, despite reading all the comments here, boiled down to two things, Interarchy's ability to connect to Rackspace and to try iFTP.

While iFTP IS extremely fast (for servers that support it), I am unable to connect to Rackspace at all. I emailed support support (Matthew) on January 19th and I got a response back that same day asking for a log of the connection. I sent the log on January 20th and haven't heard back from them...AT ALL. I've emailed twice, once on 2/1 and again on 2/19 simply asking for a status update.

While some functionality of Interarchy does work, I'm ratiing it what I am based on the OVERALL use, which sadly includes my customer "support" experience.
[Version 10.0.2]

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Botchka replied on 23 Feb 2012
I thought I would take the time to update. I finally received a very brief email from Interarchy stating that they were working on an update. On another note, I just tried the Amazon S3 functionality and that doesn't appear to be working either. YMMV
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