Release Notes

Kaleidoscope 3.1.3

(2027) Direct - (2027.01) App Store

December 31, 2021

  • New
    • New single-click integration with Android Studio to use Kaleidoscope as diff and merge tool. Android developers also deserve some fun.
    • Copy/paste or drag of XCTest logs into Kaleidoscope to have them shown as a diff. This is a lot of fun when you're dealing with structures like JSON in test results.
  • Improvements
    • The Date Modified and Size columns of the folder views now use a fixed-width font for better readability
  • Fixes
    • Various fixes, improving the reliability of the folder comparison

    Kaleidoscope 3.1.2

    (2022) Direct - (2022.01) App Store

    November 15, 2021

    • Improvements
      • (Direct only) Improve the Register Kaleidoscope window with additional details
      • Items opened as part of a folder comparison no longer get added to the Recent Documents menu
    • Fixes
      • The "Open in New Window" option in the open dialog is now off by default, restoring previous behavior
      • Fix a sporadic crash when closing documents while scrolling
      • Fix a regression in the Integration window
      • Fix a text color issue in dark mode

      Kaleidoscope 3.1.1

      (2020) Direct - (2020.01) App Store

      November 10, 2021

      • New
        • Integration with IDEs from JetBrains, like IntelliJ IDEA, AppCode, PhpStorm and others. Open Kaleidoscope > Integration… for details.
      • Fixes
        • Fix crash on switching views in three way merge.
        • Fix ksdiff to include Apple silicon (Apple M1 chip) support.
        • Fix ksdiff to continue without waiting for stdin pipe to close with new --no-stdin option.

      Kaleidoscope 3.1

      (2018) Direct - (2018.01) App Store

      October 25, 2021

      • New
        • On macOS Monterey, Shortcuts support is here with two actions: Compare Files and Compare Text
        • Install the sample shortcut, offering a useful Quick Action for the Finder
        • Open Kaleidoscope > Integration… to learn more.

      Kaleidoscope 3.0.3

      (2017) Direct - (2017.01) App Store

      October 20, 2021

      • Improvements
        • Major fidelity improvements to the copy operation in folder compare. A huge thanks to Mike for helping us track this down.
        • Improved color contrast for text in Dark Appearance.
        • Ongoing UI consistency updates. Thanks Matt!
      • Fixes
        • Fix an issue where the popup menus next to the Choose A and Choose B buttons were missing in three way merge.
        • Fixed the underlying issue for an This app needs to be updated system alert on macOS 12, making it unnecessary and not appear.
        • Fixed an issue that could make one side of the Folder compare disappear unexpectedly in certain rare situations.

      Kaleidoscope 3

      Version 3.0.2
      (2013) Direct - (2012.01) App Store

      October 6, 2021

      • Major Changes
        • First big interface redesign in 8 years, including a new app icon. Kaleidoscope now feels at home on macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
        • Gorgeous new dark appearance for those who like it darker.
        • Runs natively on alls Macs, including those based on Apple silicon (Apple M1 chip).
      • New
        • Reader View that lets you focus on the content.
        • Much more control over how text is laid out: Better font options, choose your preferred tab width, line height, hide all invisibles, and turn off line numbers if you don’t need them.
        • Convenient filtering of items in changeset windows.
        • Git changesets now recognize moved files.
        • Ability to ignore particular folders and files in folder compare using powerful patterns.
        • Powerful integration with Alfred.
      • Improvements
        • New consistent top toolbar with convenient Add and Paste buttons.
        • New look for the Unified text view.
        • Binary plists are now supported (including webloc files).
        • Rebuilt the File Shelf from the ground up.
        • Switch between absolute and relative image rendering directly from the menu.
        • Progress feedback when adding a second folder to the folder scope.
        • Proper sorting of the sidebar in changeset windows.
        • Option to turn off wrapping around when jumping through changes/conflicts.
      • Fixes
        • Way too many to note individually.