Kaleidoscope for Mac

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User friendly file comparison tool for Mac OS X that is capable to analyze images, text files, or folders, and merge them together.

editor's review





Finding the difference between two files or folders can prove to be challenging, especially when dealing with large documents. Kaleidoscope is a Mac app that can compare images, text files, or folder contents in no time.

Moreover, once the differences have been identified, you can use Kaleidoscope to merge the changes in no time. The application is great if you create multiple versions of the same documents, if you need to backup entire folders, and so on.

A minimalist user interface makes the app extremely easy to use

To start working with Kaleidoscope all you have to do is drag and drop the items you want to compare on top of the apps main window. The app automatically recognizes the data type and acts accordingly.

If you are working on images or text files you will be able to preview their content in two separate panel. At the same time, when scanning directories, Kaleidoscope will simply list the files included in each folder. Spotting the differences is very easy, because you can visualize the content of each file or folder right next to the other.

Includes versatile text and image comparison tools

When dealing with text documents, Kaleidoscope is able to analyze blocks and layouts in two way or three way modes. To view the inconsistencies, you can use the instant search tool, or the arrow keys to jump between changes.

Similarly, when analyzing images, Kaleidoscope is able to identify even the smallest retouches, including color changes or pixel modifications. To help you see the adjustments, Kaleidoscope allows you to see the photos in two-up, one-up, split, or difference modes.

Works well with other applications

Kaleidoscope is able to integrate with other utilities, such as Versions, SourceTree, or Tower. As a result, you can quickly launch comparison tasks from other applications in no time. Last but not least, Kaleidoscope offers support for popular file formats, such as PSD, TXT, PNG, JTML, or JPEG.

Kaleidoscope was reviewed by Iulia Ivan
Last updated on June 11th, 2015
Kaleidoscope - The main window where you can set the elements you want to compare.Kaleidoscope - You can easily see the differences.Kaleidoscope - screenshot #3Kaleidoscope - The Preferences window allows you to change the background color.Kaleidoscope - screenshot #5

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