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Folder Comparison Reinvented

  • Florian 
  • 9 min read

Recently, we have spent a lot of time on many aspects of the folder comparison feature for Kaleidoscope 4.4 and 4.5. We have overhauled some of the underpinnings and worked hard to improve reliability and speed. But we also added some major new features. It’s time to tell you a bit what they are and how you can benefit from those changes.

Kaleidoscope 4.3

Kaleidoscope 4.3 improves Git File History and Git Merges with Markdown and more

  • Florian 
  • 6 min read

For the previous two feature releases, Kaleidoscope gained the ability to talk to git for the Git File History and the Merge Context Shelf. For this release, we wanted to take some time to refine and improve those features and add smaller bits, with the goal to increase your productivity and make Kaleidoscope more fun.

Conquer multi-file comparisons – The Kaleidoscope File Shelf, Part 1

  • Florian 
  • 7 min read

You might never have noticed that Kaleidoscope has a thing called File Shelf. In this two-part series, we’ll show how you can use it, including some advanced examples.

Part 1 explains how to conquer multi-file comparisons using the File Shelf and the Navigation menu.

The Cure for Merge Madness

  • catlan 
  • 5 min read

Following the addition of Git File History in Kaleidoscope 4.1, in this latest update we wanted to tackle merge conflicts by adding more context provided by Git. New tools enable you to understand conflicts better and thus resolve them faster.

Kaleidoscope 4.1 and Git

  • Florian 
  • 6 min read

With the first major update to Kaleidoscope 4, we are entering completely new territory: Kaleidoscope can now directly talk to Git. While Kaleidoscope could always integrate with Git, until now it could only show the results of a Git operation, such as git difftool and git mergetool, which was typically initiated through a Git client like Tower. For the 4.1 update, we decided to focus on the ability to display and compare multiple revisions of a file.

Kaleidoscope Prism

  • Florian 
  • 9 min read

Kaleidoscope 4 comes with an entirely new companion app called Kaleidoscope Prism. By default, it launches along with Kaleidoscope and remains running, so you may have noticed a new icon sitting quietly in your menu bar. Kaleidoscope Prism can change the way you work, with new options for starting and adding to comparisons, even if Kaleidoscope isn’t currently open.

Edit comparisons on the fly in Kaleidoscope 4

  • Florian 
  • 5 min read

Quite a few users over the years have told us they need to be able to add new text into comparisons. Kaleidoscope 4 adds that ability by allowing you to convert any comparison into a merge that can be edited.