Kaleidoscope 2, an advanced file comparison app by Black Pixel, is out today. It is a powerful piece of software to spot differences between text, images, or folders, and merge changes in seconds. If you’ve been looking for a file comparison tool that is equally gorgeous and powerful, I wouldn’t hesitate to go buy Kaleidoscope right now.
I’m not the best person to write an in-depth review of Kaleidoscope. The only images I deal with on a daily basis are screenshots, because the photos I take go straight to Dropbox and I never edit them; my backup consists of a full copy of my MacBook Air mirrored to a couple of external drives with SuperDuper; and, I primarily work with text, but I don’t have an editor that sends me revisions of my writing on a daily basis. If anything, I just read my articles over and over until I’m happy with them. Kaleidoscope is perfectly suited for people who don’t work like me: people who take photographs and edit them, who organize files and backups carefully with a precise folder structure, and who send bits of the same text back and forth with another person.
However, there have been a couple of occasions in which I’ve appreciated the features offered by Kaleidoscope, and I thought it’d be worth to mention them. (more…)