The Mac App Store version is sandboxed, Direct Sale is not.
The Mac App Store version requires git and svn to be installed at /usr/bin/
The Direct Sale version can use ‘xcrun’ to find git and svn that is included with Xcode.
Purchasing (Upgrading, Mac App Store)
How do I purchase Kaleidoscope 2?
You can purchase directly from Black Pixel from within Kaleidoscope, click the green "Buy" button in the window title bar and complete the purchase form. You can also visit our web store if you are purchasing multiple licenses, or prefer to order on the web.
Yes, we do. Send us an email describing your license needs, and we will get back to you shortly.
Is there an upgrade discount for Kaleidoscope 1 customers?
The upgrade price for the Direct Sale version of Kaleidoscope 2 is $34.99.
If you have a Direct Sale license you can enter your license here to generate a coupon. Kaleidoscope 1 Mac App Store customers can send their purchase receipt to support to receive a discount coupon to purchase a Direct Sale upgrade.
Upgrade pricing is not available on the Mac App Store.
Can I switch my license from the Mac App Store to Direct Sale version (or vice versa)?
The Direct Sale version of Kaleidoscope 2 will detect a Mac App Store license of Kaleidoscope 2 (if previously installed) and automatically activate. Apple does not provide a means to transfer a Direct Sale license to a Mac App Store license.
Is there a student discount for Kaleidoscope 2?
Please email Black Pixel Support with proof of your academic status (such as photo of your Student ID, or by emailing from your academic address) for assistance.
Can I use Kaleidoscope 2 with Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.x)?
Kaleidoscope 2 requires OS X 10.7.3 or newer.
Why can't I launch Kaleidoscope from my version control client?
Kaleidoscope 2 requires installation of the Kaleidoscope Command-line tool (ksdiff) to work with version control clients, as well as command-line version control utilities such as git and svn. You can install ksdiff via the Integration option under the Kaleidoscope program menu.
How do I activate Kaleidoscope on a new Mac?
Kaleidoscope can be activated by either using the "Click to Activate" link in your order confirmation email, or by downloading the license file from the same email, and dragging it into the Registration window.
I've lost my license email. How can I get a new copy of it?