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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!

Kaleidoscope 4 Wallpapers

  • Florian 
  • 3 min read

While working on Kaleidoscope 4, we came up with some new design variations based on the Kaleidoscope icon shape. We really dig the look and want to share a collection of new wallpapers for your devices. They all come in light and dark variants to match your preferred appearance.

Using Kaleidoscope with ChatGPT results

  • Jean 
  • 3 min read

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.

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.

Code Review of Feature Branches

  • catlan 
  • 4 min read

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.

Compare binary data using Kaleidoscope

  • Florian 
  • 8 min read

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 Open in Kaleidoscope Service

  • Florian 
  • 5 min read

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.