Please email us if you use a program that you would like to see integrated with Kaleidoscope, or if an app is missing from this list.
The Mac App Store version has some differences to comply with rules enforced by Apple:
Absolutely! Download the latest version of Kaleidoscope from our web site and use it for up to 2 weeks before making a purchase decision. You are still free to decide how to purchase after trying it.
There are two main ways to purchase Kaleidoscope. See above for differences between those.
Yes, we do. Send us an email describing your license needs and we will get back to you shortly.
Yes, of course. The upgrade price for the Direct Sale version of Kaleidoscope 2 is $69.99. The easiest way to upgrade is from within Kaleidoscope 3. Just click the Open Store button. Or visit the upgrade page on our store and enter your previous license data.
Mac App Store customers of Kaleidoscope 2 on the can purchase a special Kaleidoscope 3 Upgrade bundle, which will include Kaleidoscope 3 and come at a reduced price, but only if you own Kaleidoscope 2. Note that if you buy the regular Kaleidoscope 3 app, you will need to pay the full price.
The Direct Sale version of Kaleidoscope 3 will detect a Mac App Store license of Kaleidoscope 3 (if it was previously installed and run once). Apple does not provide a means to transfer a Direct Sale license to a Mac App Store license.
No problem. If you purchased Kaleidoscope 2, you are free to use that version as long as you like. If you accidentally updated to Kaleidoscope 3 and want version 2 back, download it here.
Please email Kaleidoscope Support for assistance. Include some proof of your academic status (such as photo of your Student ID, or at the least by emailing from your academic address).
Within Kaleidoscope, head to the Help menu and select either Contact Support… or Send Feedback…, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaleidoscope 3 requires macOS 11 Big Sur, and will be fully compatible with macOS Monterey.
If you can't upgrade to macOS Big Sur, feel free to download and use the latest version of Kaleidoscope 2. It works on Mac OS X 10.12 or later, including macOS 11.6 Big Sur. It may or may not work on future macOS versions.
Kaleidoscope requires installation of the Kaleidoscope command line tool (ksdiff) to work with version control clients, as well as command-line version control utilities such as git and svn. You can install ksdiff via the Integration option from the Kaleidoscope menu.
Kaleidoscope can be activated by either using the Click to Activate link in your order confirmation email, or by downloading the license file from the same email, and dragging it into the Registration window.
Choose Help > Recover License… from the Kaleidoscope menu. Or send an email to Kaleidoscope Support for assistance. Please include your full name and the email address used to purchase.
Can’t find an answer to your question here? Send us an email and we’ll help you.