A flexible and straightforward software utility that enables you to visualize and compare folders and files using various filters
The results in a file comparison session with Visual Differ are fast and reliable thanks to the support for the unix diff command. What’s more, you can jump directly to any line in both documents from a separate panel. This panel also displays the total number of lines.
Furthermore, you are empowered to create numerous filtering rules for folder comparisons. For instance, you can exclude files with extensions such as .DS_Store, .git, .bzar and more. Also, if the path is English.lproj, etc.
In addition to this, you can create a rule that tells Visual Differ to align matching file names, but with different extensions. This way, matching files are more easily detected and compared. Folders can also be compared by date and size, or even byte by byte.
As for the looks, Visual Differ features a fairly complex user interface with various shortcut icons for configuring rules, comparison modes, searching files inside folders, view which rules were applied, and more.
Of course, the most important element in the interface is the two-column comparison area. In the folder comparison mode, files which are missing in one folder are marked red and blue if they are different. You can read more about the color legend on the app’s Wiki page.
All in all, the Visual Differ utility delivers great and useful filters and comparison modes that are sure to help you find important differences in your files and folders. Plus, it seems accessible and intuitive enough for all types of users.
Reviewed by Octav Fedor, last updated on July 24th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- 'expand folders' flag now works when folder differ is launched from command line
Application descriptionVisualDiffer enables you to view folders side-by-side and to immediately find which files are different. VisualDiffer ...