Contact us if you use an app that you would like to see integrated with Kaleidoscope, or if one is missing from this list.
The Mac App Store version has some differences to comply with rules enforced by Apple:
Glad you asked! ksdiff is the Kaleidoscope command line tool. It's the way to start Kaleidoscope from the command line environment. We prepared a special page about ksdiff to tell you all about it.
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, and yes!
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 USD69.99/84,99€ (plus VAT as applicable). The easiest way to upgrade is from within Kaleidoscope 3. Just click the Open Store button. Visit the upgrade page for more details.
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.
There was no magic, unless you had auto-update enabled and skipped versions in-between. Kaleidoscope 2 showed a Software Update window introducing the new version, with an explicit Install Update button. It even had you confirm you want to install a paid upgrade. Now you have these options:
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 Ventura (Version 13.x), macOS Monterey (Version 12.x) or macOS Big Sur (Version 11.x). The most recent macOS release version is generally recommended.
If you can't upgrade to macOS Big Sur or later, feel free to download and use Kaleidoscope 2. It works on Mac OS X 10.12 or later, including macOS Big Sur (Version 11.6) . It may or may not work on newer 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 us an email 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.