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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 4.1 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.

Text Filters in Kaleidoscope 4

  • Florian 
  • 9 min read

Text filters reduce visual noise in a text comparison, noise that distracts from the differences you do care about. They are useful in a lot of scenarios, in particular when dealing with generated text like logs or files that contain “random” data, like timestamps or identifiers.

Meet the newest Kaleidoscope

  • Florian 
  • 3 min read

After months of hard work, we are very proud to release Kaleidoscope 4 to the world! We are so much looking forward to people using it. We have been running various iterations of the new version for a long time now, and we are very happy how it turned out. We sure hope you will be, too!

Switching to Subscription Pricing for Kaleidoscope 4

  • Florian 
  • 2 min read

Very soon, we will be announcing Kaleidoscope 4 with many exciting new features. But before we share details about the new version, we want to make it clear how the subscription pricing will affect our existing customers.

Share your diffs with Kaleidoscope 3.7

  • Florian 
  • 5 min read

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!

Comparing Archive Contents with Kaleidoscope

  • Florian 
  • 5 min read

Over the last few months, we’ve received several feature requests for the ability to compare the contents of archives like .zip or .jar. Indeed, an archive is really a folder full of files, a folder that happens to be compressed into a single file. So we should be able to compare archives using Kaleidoscope.