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DeltaWalker, the advanced file and folder comparison app by Deltopia Inc., lets you compare, edit and merge files, and synchronize folders. DeltaWalker is a compelling choice for software, web, legal and publishing professionals, as well as scientists, engineers, translators and anyone who works with text, documents, and folders that change over time.

With DeltaWalker Standard edition you can:

  • Compare and synchronize hundreds of thousands of files and folders side-by-side
  • Compare, edit in-place and merge text files side-by-side
  • Visualize and compare pix-by-pix wide range of image more...

What's New

Version 2.0.1:

Scripting

  • Scripting based on JavaScript, world's most popular programming language.
  • Built-in syntax-sensitive script editor.
  • Built-in script runner.
  • Console for script output.
  • Simple, ultra-powerful scripting API.
  • Extensive script API documentation, sample scripts showcasing 2 & 3-way text and folder comparison, merge, more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7.3 or later

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toole Member IconReview+1
toole
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Does upgrading from 1.9.9.6 to 2.0.1 cost money?

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Version 2.0.1
Martin
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From their website:
Purchases made on Aug 16, 2011 or on/after Nov 1, 2011 qualify for a free upgrade to DW 2.0.

If you have bought DW directly, you should get an email with your new serial soon, if you bought it via a bundle, you need to send a mail to their support: sales@deltopia.com
»If you did not purchase DW directly from us, but as part of a promotion or through a reseller, please provide the date or purchase, your DW 1.x license key and the promo/reseller you purchased it through.«
Hope this helps.

Brookhaven
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Thanks for that info. Just upgraded mine. Very fast response to my e-mail. Very nice to deal with.

Cartelclover1983 Member IconReview+2
Cartelclover1983
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I've been using this software since october of last year and before I thought I needed software like this. Now it has become indispensable and with version 2.0 even faster and more powerful then the previous version before. Had an issue that I emailed customer support about and they got back to me within a matter of minutes with a solution. Great software. Great support. I recommend it!

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Version 2.0
Coffeemick Member IconReview+28
Coffeemick
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The only Mac 3-way diff tool I know of.

Unfortunately an Eclipse-based Java app. That means an application size which is 220MB and a memory consumption which can easily go over 500MB of RAM with spikes to 1.2GB. And that's just for a comparison of a single small file while keeping the app open for some hours.

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Version 1.9.9.6
Mikael B Member IconComment+414
Mikael B
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Great positive reviews, but very little info how this app will improve my developer/author life over open source tools like Mercurial combined with DiffMerge and similar.

What do a purchaser actually get for the $464 asked?

When do you need DeltaWalker rather than other available tools?

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Version 1.9.9.6
Mikael B
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Why do Macupdate keep putting the price to the combined bundle price when there is one? No-one is interested in that outside of the bundle page! Macupdate should stop this practice right now. It's NOT informative.

Of course the price for DeltaWalker is $39.95 so let me rephrase:
What do a purchaser actually get for the $39.95 asked?

Deltopia Support
+2

Hi Mikael,

It'd be fair to say that with 9 apps in a bundle a promoter can highlight only a few of each app's key features. A detailed comparison of a small aspect of one of the apps functionality with its respective competitors will likely be of little interest to the vast majority of potential buyers.

To your question: you will find a good deal of overlap if you were to compare what DeltaWalker and DiffMerge have to offer with respect to Mercurial integration - they both offer a command line interface allowing integration with SCMs such as Mercurial, a 2 and 3-way comparison and merge.

The differences in those areas might be more in the way the two apps go about doing things - UI, performance, etc. And for that, the best might be to take DeltaWalker for a spin. If Mercurial is already installed on your machine, DW will integrate with it with only a few mouse clicks i.e. it'll locate the Mercurial config file and make all the necessary changes for you. Once a 2 or 3-way comparison is opened, you might like the way DW presents differences as well as the little fly-by buttons allowing easy point-and-click merging.

Should your Mercurial repository store images that requiring visualization and comparison, DW would offer you the most comprehensive image file format support amongst any diff tools and a beautiful, functional image comparison UI.

Ditto for compound docs such as Office, iWork, PDF, RTF - DW supports text extraction and comparison of them all, as well as structure view and comparison of XML files in addition to comparing them as text.

Remote file and folder comparison and synchronization over SFTP, FTPS, FTP, WebDAV is also supported in DW. So are extensive folder comparison and synchronization options. As far as folder comparison performance, it's orders of magnitude faster in DW compared to DiffMerge.

Mikael B
+1

Thank you for your comprehensive answer, Deltopia Support. I'm tempted, but probably I don't need the fidelity DW offers today. If my team grows or my the depth of my projects changes this may become different.

Turquoise Member IconReview+99
Turquoise
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I wish this was updated more often, at least to make it retina display friendly.

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Version 1.9.9.5
RomanDanilin2630
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This app written in Java, so we should wait when Oracle add Retina support to their Java Machine.

Turquoise
+1

I gladly confirm that this release supports retina.

Deltopia Support
+3

Thanks, guys!
DeltaWalker's core logic is written in Java, main IO functionality and entire user interface, including retina display support, are 100% Cocoa/native.
The key aspect of retina display support, that for fonts, has been available since DeltaWalker 1.9.9.3 (Dec. 2012). There's a chance that hi-res images e.g. icons will be ready on time for 2.0, if not, they'll be offered shortly afterwards.

Veryvito Member IconReview+75
Veryvito
+2

Just marked my fourth year as a dedicated user of DeltaWalker, and it just keeps getting better. The developers are top-notch and quick to respond on the off chance you have a problem or suggestion. I definitely consider this a "must have" in my development toolbox now.

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Version 1.9.9.1
Likes2hike
+1

Tried the demo today. It worked fine with files. But when I tried to compare folders it crashed. I reinstalled multiple times and it crashed every time. Looked promising but no go due to crashes.

Deltopia Inc. (developer)
+3

Likes2hike, please provide us with more information on what might have gone wrong in those cases. The easiest way to do that is to go to Help > Submit Feedback and hit the Submit button. Outlining the steps that led to those crashes will also be helpful.

rcastellet Member IconReview+2
rcastellet
+2

I have been using the software to gain evidence in court and I must say it is the best by far. Last version improved a lot the reports feature so now they are lightning fast. I would reommend it to everybody.

Ricard Castellet

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Version 1.9.9.1
skadi Member IconReview+2
skadi
+2

I am very pleased with DeltaWalker.
I have been using the Oro version since Feb 2012.
I have a MacBookPro running Lion 10.7.5, and a dual boot HP 8710w laptop running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and CentOS 6 Linux.
My primary use is for software engineering - primarily CAD/CAE software and managing/synchronizing source code and engineering data across platforms and across software versions.
Until I purchased my MacBook in 2011, my experience with file comparison utilities on Windows was exclusively using BeyondCompare - a product which truly lived up to its name. Alas, BeyondCompare is a Windows only product.
DeltaWalker (Oro) provides most/all of the capabilities of BeyondCompare but adds support across the three platforms on which I work.
All my questions to date have been handled promptly.

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Version 1.9.9.1
kubaw Member IconReview+2
kubaw
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It seems that 1.9.8 version has trouble with "Follow symbolic links" option. I've got a few symlinks to folders (not Mac aliases though!) and these are always treated as folders (and so all the children tree is compared) regardless of the setting.

BTW. I would love to see hex-binary comparison window as an option of file comparison.

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Version 1.9.8
Deltopia Support
+1

The "Follow symbolic links" option is indeed broken in 1.9.8. There's a fix for anyone needing this feature now - please contact our support for the latest stable build. The fix will be a part of the upcoming 1.9.9 release.
As to hex-binary visual comparison - it's high on the priority list and we plan on starting work on it soon after the 2.0 release.

User799 Member IconReview+5
User799
+4

Excellent app. I contacted their support with a specific request, probably somewhat unique. Although their Oro (Gold) version would have done the job easier (I only have the Standard license), support walked me through a way to do what I needed. Great job!

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Version 1.9.8
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Ededed
Version 2.0.1
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ErvinsS
Version 1.9.9.6
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Version 1.9.9.6
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sambear1965
Version 1.9.9.6
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Version 1.9.9.6
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nallang
Version 1.9.9.4
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Version 1.9.9.3
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Version 1.9.8
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Version 1.9.8
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Version 1.9.8
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Downloads 58,572
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Date 10 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $29.95
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