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Acquiring A Product: Our Kaleidoscope Journey

  • catlan 
  • 7 min read

At the end of 2020, we acquired the app Kaleidoscope. As longtime Mac developers, we were already fans of this powerful tool that makes it easy to spot and merge changes in many different kinds of files, and we were confident we could bring it back to its former glory. In this post, we want to highlight the challenges we faced along the way and share our vision for Kaleidoscope’s future. Deciding on a Product We wanted to build our product portfolio, but rather than building from scratch, we hoped to acquire an existing product. When considering which app to… Read More »Acquiring A Product: Our Kaleidoscope Journey

Meet the new Kaleidoscope

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  • 4 min read

For the past year, we’ve been working hard on modernizing Kaleidoscope, and today we’re proud to release Version 3! Kaleidoscope 3 is a milestone for the app. We have listened to your feedback and enhanced the app accordingly, with new tools for inspecting version control changesets and more settings for text comparisons. We have also brought a fresh new design specifically tailored for macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey, including support for the Apple M1 chip. Our goal was to modernize this longtime favorite essential app. We’re very excited about the results, and we can’t wait to hear what you… Read More »Meet the new Kaleidoscope

Meet the new team

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  • 6 min read

In case you have been wondering who is behind Kaleidoscope, read on! My name is Christopher Atlan, and I founded Letter Opener GmbH back in 2006. Since then, I’ve been the lead developer behind Letter Opener as well as chief customer support counsel. This is what it says on the About page of the Letter Opener site. Thought process Until recently, Letter Opener has been my main and only product. It is a great product, one that allowed me to make a living for 14 years, explore new platforms, new technologies and continuously learn about how to craft and shape… Read More »Meet the new team