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Kaleidoscope adds a new Safari extension for web developers

Kaleidoscope is a popular and powerful Mac application for users who constantly need to compare differences between files and folders. Following a major update last October with a new interface and support for M1 Macs, the app was updated today with new Safari extensions for web developers.

The new Safari extension allows developers to easily analyze and compare the HTML or CSS of a webpage using Kaleidoscope. With just one click, you can get a complete copy of a website’s source code. You can also use the “ksdiff” function in the JavaScript console to find bugs in your code.

Next time you find yourself in a debugging situation where you need to inspect an object with many properties, remember Kaleidoscope and ksdiff(), allowing you to quickly save the current state. We even use it not only to compare output, but also to quickly get content into another application, ready to copy and paste later.

In addition to the Safari extension, Kaleidoscope 3.3 comes with a new extension for Visual Studio Code that allows developers to “open files, git changesets, and git merges directly from VSCode”. Other improvements in the update include the ability to show invisible characters in code, as well as general bug fixes.

Kaleidoscope 3 is available on the Mac App Store for $149.99, and you can get a 15-day free trial from its official website. It should be noted that the app has no subscriptions or in-app purchases.

You can read more about what’s new in today’s update on the Kaleidoscope blog.

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