Developer: Davide Ficano

Current Version: 1.7.20

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 3 MB - Download


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Visual Differ compares side-by-side folders and files using colors to visually show differences. From the Folder view it's possible to make operations on folders and files like copying or deleting.
It's possible to compare quickly directories choosing base folders from the context menu. Using the File Filter feature is possible to hide from visualization specific files like .git, .svn directories or the omnipresent .DS_Store files.
The folders comparison can be done using different techniques from the fastest "compare only date and size" to the fine-grained byte-by-byte comparison.
The files comparison is done using the unix diff command this choice makes the result quick, standard and reliable.
It's possible to save work sessions then quickly reopen them to compare directories hierarchies or directly two specific files.


Release Notes:

Added sort columns in Folder View (Sort by filename, size and modification date)
Fixed crash on Big Sur Preview
Fixed UI bugs (file path not visible, bottom bar disappearing)
Fixed crash when comparing big files
Fixed Dark Mode UI (Dark mode is not yet supported but at least the colors UI are correct)


Most Helpful Reviews

Version v1.4.3
Review by cleggerama

I never write reviews, but ZOMG! - Seriously, I am gobsmacked at how much time this little app just saved me. Before it ocurred to me to search for an app that does this, I was going through my iTunes backup folder folder by folder to make sure everything is there. I am about to move to a new computer and it seems like every time I do, I lose about 5% of my music. NOT THIS TIME! It was so fast! I just dragged the backup folder onto one side of the interface and the current folder to the other side and, whoosh, in about 20 seconds it showed my a color-codedd comparison of about 50GB of music. It was immediateky obvious to me which files I hadn't backed up - mostly new albums by artists who already had a folder. I paid $3.99 for this app and would have been happy at twice or three times the price. If you need this functionality (and who doesn't?) get this app NOW.

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people