What are the Kite processes running on my machine?

macOS

Kite Engine
This is the main Kite process. It is responsible for communicating with the Kite backend and handles all data flow to and from the cloud. It also manages displaying the menubar icon.

Kite Sidebar
This is the Sidebar UI that ships with Kite. It will not work unless the Kite Engine is running. You can exit out of the Sidebar at anytime and reopen it using the menubar icon.

Kite Helper
This is a process that runs only at startup to ensure that Kite is updated.


Windows

kited.exe
This is the main Kite process. It is responsible for communicating with the Kite backend and handles all data flow to and from the cloud. It also manages displaying the system tray icon.

KiteService.exe
This is a process that ensures that Kite is updated.