In this second of our series about the Kaleidoscope File Shelf we will look at how to deal with content coming from the clipboard, from integrations such as the ksdiff tool, or from Git.
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.
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.
The arrival of ChatGPT has opened a lot of interesting avenues for using artificial intelligence to assist in the composition of all manner of text. In its current state, it generates results that can help us with our projects, but these results need to be reviewed closely. Kaleidoscope helps you spot the differences quickly and makes it easy to polish the AI’s work.
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…
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.
In the world of software development, file comparison is ubiquitous, as developers need to do line comparisons of code and text every day. But document comparison isn’t limited to the tech world.