Kaleidoscope App Reviews

By Letter Opener GmbH

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Kaleidoscope app review

Kaleidoscope App Info

  • 35 Ratings
  • Price: $69.99
  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Updated: Feb 16 2021
  • Version: 2.4
  • Size: 21.41 MB
  • Seller: Letter Opener GmbH
  • © Letter Opener GmbH

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Customer Reviews of the Kaleidoscope App

Folder comparison crashes a lot.

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JonathanWheeler's Review of Kaleidoscope

Reviewed on 2/16/21 1:02 PM

Love the app and its design, except it randomly crashes within a minute after I compare two different folders and drill down a few times. Very frustrating. The app hasn’t been updated in a year. Please fix this. I have to keep reopening the app over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over…………………

Looks pretty, but lacks basic features

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Aricunou's Review of Kaleidoscope

Reviewed on 2/16/21 1:02 PM

I’ve been an avid user of webstorm/phpstorm and use the merge / diff tools a lot. In wanting to try a different IDE, I choose Kaleidoscope, and have regretted the $70 purchase since. Compared with the web/phpstorm merge tool: - It is unable to do selective code merges (eg, you can’t click on an arrow to shift code from one pane to the other, you have to manually copy / paste it) - In diff view, you cannot do in-place text editing - Was unable to figure out how to have it perform ‘just use this file for the merge’

Finally a GUI diffing program made for OS X.

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Chad Bibler's Review of Kaleidoscope

Reviewed on 2/16/21 1:02 PM

This diffing tool stands head and shoulders above anything other diffing tool for OS X. It performs, looks, and feels like a true OS X application, unlike its competitors. Great buy.

Great app!

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Kevnm67's Review of Kaleidoscope

Reviewed on 2/16/21 1:02 PM

Great application and huge time saver.

Beautiful, but for me totally useless.

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willoller's Review of Kaleidoscope

Reviewed on 2/16/21 1:02 PM

Doesn't support "ignore line endings". Doesn't support "ignore whitespace". This means diff-ing files in my git repos will, often as not, generate diffs containing every line in the file. Once these features are in place, it will be a really nice app. Until then, I'm asking for a refund.

UI looks good, but it just doesn't work.

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BitGuyCA's Review of Kaleidoscope

Reviewed on 2/16/21 1:02 PM

Kaleidoscope has proved to be a costly, useless app. Crashes constantly doing the simplest compares. I have not been able to find any useful documentation, but there doesn't seem to be any way to exclude particular file types in compares. Trying to compare photo directories (with a few dozen photos) almost always hangs. Very disappointing.

Abandonware

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greensgod's Review of Kaleidoscope

Reviewed on 2/16/21 1:02 PM

Kaleidoscope is the most attractive, native-feeling diff tool for OS X. But the app has grown stale, with over 18 months since the last update of any kind. When the developer is asking $70 for a license, that’s not acceptable. Read the other reviews to see that there are ongoing issues with the app that are being ignored.

So Far - all it does is crash

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useyourhead's Review of Kaleidoscope

Reviewed on 2/16/21 1:02 PM

This is exactly what I need - but all it does is crash. Never had this problem with anything purchased here before. I now will spend a lot of time contacting Kaleidoscope Support. Not a good experience.

Great, but seems a bit slow

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scosant's Review of Kaleidoscope

Reviewed on 2/16/21 1:02 PM

It's a very well-designed app and enjoyable to use. However, it does seem slow on loading tabs when I drill-down to a sub-directory. I also wish it could ignore whitespace.

As a LaTeX user, this app really helps my work.

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AureaGenus_US's Review of Kaleidoscope

Reviewed on 2/16/21 1:02 PM

When I revise LaTeX manuscripts, this app shows the difference between the original and revised version in a way that is not only fancy, but also easy to understand. I am really satisfied with this app.