Kaleidoscope 2.0.1 – Spot differences in text and image files.

KaleidoscopeKaleidoscope spots differences in text and image files.


  1. General
    • Single window workflow: One tab per comparison
    • Compare two+ files: Add any number of files per tab
    • Always up to date: Auto-refreshes when files change
    • File Shelf: Quickly go from file to file
    • Path Bar: See where your files are
    • Keyboard shortcuts: Every action has a shortcut
  2. Text Scope
    • Supports any text file: Plain text, source code, HTML, etc.
    • Clear comparisons
    • Three layouts: Blocks, Fluid & Unified
    • Compare documents: Imports text from .doc and .rtf files
    • Instant search
    • Change Stepper: Quickly jump from change to change
    • Highlights: Added, deleted and changed text
  3. Image Scope
    • All popular image file formats: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD and more.
    • Four connected layouts: Two-Up, One-Up, Split & Difference
    • Comprehensive image support: RGB/CMYK/LAB, alpha, any size.
    • Multi-touch support: Smooth scrolling and pinch to zoom
    • Customizable environment: Change background color, difference mask and checkerboard settings
    • Two difference mask modes: Spot absolute or relative changes
  4. Integration
    • Git, Mercurial, SVN & Bazaar: Integrate with a couple of clicks
    • Versions
    • TextMate SVN
    • Cornerstone
    • ksdiff Command-line tool: Integrate with practically anything

What’s New

Version 2.0.1:
Text Scope:

  • Tweaked the visual appearance of the change count stepper in Text Scope.
  • Fixed the "Reset Selection" menu item in Text Scope to enable and disable properly.
  • The Save menu is now properly disabled when comparing text snippets.
  • Fixed a bug where the summary text in document titles and tabs might not properly update.
  • The Resolved document in Three Way Blocks now has better alignment with similar content in A and B.
  • Kaleidoscope can now properly diff .textClipping documents.
Folder Scope:
  • User-defined system date formats will now be properly used.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Folder Scope from having the correct keyboard focus by default.
Image Scope:
  • Kaleidoscope now handles different color spaces more reliably in Image Scope.
  • Kaleidoscope now properly accounts for camera orientation when displaying images in Image Scope.
  • Improved keyboard navigation in changesets.
  • Unsaved files will now be properly marked as dirty in changesets.
  • Changesets now properly select the list of files on the left when opening, allowing you to quickly review changes.
General Improvements:
  • Direct Sale fulfillment emails will now properly activate Kaleidoscope for users with diacritics in their names.
  • Kaleidoscope will no longer move itself to ~/Applications if that folder exists. It will now move to /Applications in all cases.
  • Fixed a bug that caused temporary licenses to expire one day earlier than they should have.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the corner radii of windows in Full Screen to not match.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes led to poor vertical alignment in the File Shelf.
  • Dragging files to Kaleidoscope will properly open to a comparison document and will no longer leave the launch window open in the background.
  • Fixed a bug that caused accessing files from the Recents list to sometimes stop working.
  • Improved the messaging if Kaleidoscope is unable to open a document that was previously available via AFP.


Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7.3 or later


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