Spot the differences. Merge in seconds.

With text merge, three-way merge, folder comparison, and the ability to ignore whitespace-only differences, Kaleidoscope integrates perfectly with the version-control systems you already use.

Easy Workflow Integration

- Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Bazaar, and Perforce support
- Works as a fully functional diff or merge tool
- Supported by a growing list of GUI source control management apps

Two-Way Text Comparison & Merging
- Three powerful display modes
- Super-fast diffing of lines and character-level changes
- Color coding to spot added, deleted, and changed text

Three-Way Merge
- Review code changes and resolve conflicts
- Intelligently auto-merge the right content

File & Folder Comparison
- Ultra-fast algorithm for finding differences in large folders
- Sort and filter down to what matters most
- Drill deeper into folders for more detailed comparisons
- Copy your preferred files across sources

Powerful Image Comparison
- Compare images side by side, stacked, or split
- Spot subtle pixel differences with a high contrast “difference mask”

Optimized for macOS
- Beautiful, modern UI made to feel at home on your Mac
- Full-screen mode for focusing on your content
- Looks gorgeous on retina displays and works wonderfully with high-resolution graphics

"Kaleidoscope epitomizes the concept of “versatile software”: anyone can pick it up and use it, and the app will “scale” according to a user’s needs." - Federico Viticci,
"Kaleidoscope 2 is breeze. I wish I'd had something like Kaleidoscope when I wrote my first novel, and I'll be counting on it when I finally get around to writing the next one." - Rene Ritchie,

"It’s beautifully designed, fast and wonderful to use. It’s become an essential part of my toolkit already." - Matthew Panzarino, The Next Web

"The new Kaleidoscope is great, and has awesome and committed people behind it. Devs and designers need this tool." - @SteveStreza

"I just bought Kaleidoscope app! It has already saved my time greatly once (by comparing SQL from clipboard). Thank you!" - @befive_info

"Kaleidoscope 2 is the best merging tool for the Mac, hands down. I finally don't miss BeyondCompare." - @stefankendall


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What’s New

Version 2.2.2

Kaleidoscope 2.2.2 is a minor update that fixes a few bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

AidinK ,

Great Idea but not optimized to actually work.

I love the idea of this app and UI/UX design but sadly the app crashes too often & everytime you press copy and try to actually run the task.
So I now just use it as a visual checker and manually transfer on Finder which then it really makes this app not worth the money. I’m still willing to wait and give it a chance but you MUST work on the backend to fix these crashes and review the crash reports plz.

One thing i would like added is a progress bar or a Que to see that status of individual tasks or all tasks. PLEASE fix the crashing issues.
Working on an iMac Pro just FYI if that helps.

rysmax ,

Ideas from developer.

At the right pane I see the old file name (before renaming) but the file has a new name.
Bad visualization of differences on scroll pane - light gray color on light background - should be colored.
On the left pane which contain list of files all directory titles is so small - add more font size and/or make color darker.
Please, add color manager for differences - my eyes want to cry!

JonathanWheeler ,

Folder comparison crashes a lot.

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…………………


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23.4 MB
Developer Tools

macOS 10.12.0 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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