Kaleidoscope 4.5.1

Published: May 11, 2024

Kaleidoscope is the most powerful file comparison app. Spot the differences in text and image files, or even folders full of files. Review changes in seconds, with the world’s most advanced and beautiful file comparison app.

Kaleidoscope 3 features the first major redesign in over eight years, with support for Apple Silicon-based Macs, a redesigned interface that looks great in the latest versions of macOS, and new dark mode support, Kaleidoscope 3 marks the comeback of a longtime developer favorite for spotting changes in text, images, and folders. There is a new Reader view, and changesets have received major improvements.


Redesigned interface, including new dark mode and new app icon; Kaleidoscope’s design now fits macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey
Runs natively on all Macs, including those based on Apple silicon (Apple M1 chip).
Reader view makes it easier to focus on the content
Greater control over how text layout, with better font options and display choices
Ability to ignore particular folders and files during folder compare, using powerful patterns.
Persistent top toolbar with convenient Add and Paste buttons
Redesigned Unified text comparison and File Shelf views to make it easier to review differences and keep track of files being compared
Powerful filters for comparing items in changeset windows

Two-Way Text Comparison & Merging
Supports any text file, Word documents, PDF, RTF
Super-fast diffing of lines and character-level changes
Directly paste from clipboard
Three powerful display modes: Blocks, Fluid and Unified
Color coding to spot added, deleted, and changed text
Powerful text layout customization
Reader view that helps focus on content
Built-in search
Three-Way Merge

Review code changes and resolve conflicts
Edit text inline
Intelligently auto-merge the right content
Powerful Image Comparison

Supports any file that can be imported as bitmap
Directly paste from clipboard
Compare images in four different modes: Two-Up, One-Up, Split and Difference
Spot subtle pixel differences with a high contrast “difference mask”
Navigate large images using pan & zoom tools
Folder Comparison

Ultra-fast algorithm for finding differences in large folders
Sort and filter down to what is most important
Powerful ignore patterns to exclude extraneous files and folders
Drill deeper into folders for more detailed comparisons
Copy your preferred files across sources
Code Review

Well-designed overview of all files changed in a changeset
Find a file by filtering by name or by kind of change
Inspect changes in text and image files using all of Kaleidoscope’s compare tools
Easy Workflow Integration

Git, Mercurial, Subversion, Bazaar, and Perforce support
Works as a fully functional diff or merge tool
ksdiff tool unleashes the power of the unix command-line
Supported by a growing list of GUI source control management apps
Integrate with the Xcode debugger (lldb) for text and graphics
Integrates with tools like Alfred for even faster workflows
What’s New:

Version 4.5:

New Features:

Many new Text Themes have been added. Also, Text Themes now influence the overall background and text colors.
The Folder Comparison has an entirely new, more subtle, look. Bold type and blue text tell you at first glance what is different. Visit Settings > Folder to adjust icon and text size to your liking.
When used via git difftool –dir-diff, the folder comparison now follows symlinks, showing you live updates of the linked files, making the –dir-diff (-d) option much more usable with Kaleidoscope.

The File Properties now provide you with even more insights. Similar to the Folder Comparison, you can immediately see which side of the comparison is larger, newer, or where file permissions differ. If an item has modified extended attributes, those attributes are now shown.
Various smaller performance improvements in text views.
Visual updates to make the Path Bar more stable.
A few updates to Kaleidoscope Help

Fixed an issue where the content could resize the changeset sidebar.
Various smaller fixes.

Title: Kaleidoscope 4.5.1
Developer: Black Pixel
Compatibility: macOS 11.1 or later
Language: English
Includes: K’ed by TNT
Size: 39.22 MB


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