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 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.
A common workflow in Git is to use feature branches, where work is focused on one specific task. The Changeset functionality in Kaleidoscope helps you see exactly what has been done in a feature branch.
There are a number of valid reasons why you might want to compare files as binary data. As a developer, you may want to check aspects of an executable down to the bit-level detail. Also, files that look identical in Kaleidoscope might not be identical on disk. That’s where the fun starts…
The Services menu, originally part of NeXTSTEP, was introduced to the Mac with the advent of OS X in 2001. Services never received a lot of love or major updates. Luckily, they continue to work to this day and can be remarkably helpful. We’ll show you how you can benefit from Services, in particular the services that Kaleidoscope provides.
With Kaleidoscope 3.8, we’re bringing you a new workflow to compare Pages documents, powered by Shortcuts and AppleScript. As the initial setup is a bit of a challenge, we’re showing you how to do it, step by step.
In this article, we’ll share a few of Tower’s features that our team members love the most. Here’s what the Kaleidoscope engineers told us. If you haven’t seen our article on how Kaleidoscope and Tower make the perfect Git setup, you may want to start with that.
Kaleidoscope 3.7 marks the beginning of a new chapter: you can now share your text diffs with other people. It’s as easy as clicking the common Share button in the toolbar and selecting a service, like Messages or AirDrop. We think you’re going to like it!
Developers make up the largest segment of Kaleidoscope customers. Many of you use the Git version control system to manage your source code, regardless of the programming language you may be using. The Kaleidoscope team also uses Git, and today we want to tell you about an app that most of us use on a daily basis.