Developer: Markus Spoettl

Current Version: 1.0.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 576.1 KB - Download


Nub displays differences in folders in an efficient and beautifully stylish way. Nub makes identifing changes in folders quick and easy by displaying what's important and hiding what isn't.

Nub compares any number of folders, it is not limited to comparing just two. Nub lets you save comparisons, so if you need to compare the same folders frequently, you can re-run the comparison later.

For file level comparison, Nub integrates with other apps. It auto-detects Kaleidoscope, Changes, Araxis Merge, TextWrangler, BBEdit and FileMerge and you can use your own custom tool as well.

Nub Features

Compares any number of folders.
Comparison options include file contents, file dates, missing files, hidden files.
Look inside packages.
Copy files and folders to neighboring folders.
Quick Look any item.
Drill into folder.
Full keyboard control.
Drag and drop folders from Finder.
Save comparison setups to reuse later.
Automatic detection of external file-level comparers.


Release Notes:

* Adds a new filter option to ignore changes in a folder if that folder contains the newest version. This is handy if you compare two folders, one of which contains many newer and changed files and you're only interested in files newer on the other side of the comparison. This option is accessible via the individual folder drop down menus.
* Fixes issue with delay during file copying.
* Fixes issue with timestamp comparison.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by freebrian

Does what it says, it you have time to wait around - A great value for the money. Hopefully the developer will speed up the next version. A comparison of hundreds of files in nested folders, just doing a simple filename/date changed comparison takes several minutes.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.0.1
Review by donperreault

Great Potential but far from awesome. - Great potential, however, very slow doing a comparison. Doesn't do well on large Folders at all and sometimes just continues to run and do nothing ;( Documententation is very limited. I own RubiTrack and they have done a fabulous job with it. I am confident if they work as hard on Nub as they did with RubiTrack then Nub will be absolutely awesome.

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
Version 1.0.1
Review by What's for dinner tonight?

Too slow to be practical - I just bought it and attempted to compare a directory tree (date-only option, not file contents). It took too long and I gave up. Tried another folder, same problem. That is it. I deleted the app. All I need is to know which files are different or missing across two directory trees. Only comparing the file sizes or the dates would be sufficient in my case. Not sure what this app does, as the light in the drive keeps flashing as opposed to be constantly on. One thing is for sure, I wasted $4.99.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people