Identical
Identical
1.1

5.0

Identical free download for Mac

Identical

1.1
21 November 2014

Determine whether or not two files are identical.

Overview

Identical is great for determining whether or not two or more files (not folders) are the same. And it's free!

Using Identical is simple:

  • Drag files on Identical's menu-bar icon
  • The icon will then indicate whether or not the files are the same:
    • green checkmark = files are the same
    • red x-mark = files are different
What Identical is not:
  • Does not search for duplicates throughout your whole hard drive.
  • Only shows whether or not files are the same. Does not show the actual differences within the files.

What's new in Identical

Version 1.1:
  • Fixes visual bugs and adds support for dark mode on OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Increases system requirements to OS X 10.9.5
  • Various minor changes

3 Identical Reviews

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GeogProf
23 August 2013

Most helpful

If it’s only meant to be used sparingly (“a few times per year”), why make its primary interface a menubar icon — an interface typically reserved for more permanent and frequently used applications — instead of a regular discreet-use GUI? I’m just curious.
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Version 1.0
bumper314
21 November 2014
Fantastically handy. Yes, there are dozens of ways of comparing two files, but Identical is such a novel and intuitive implementation that I can easily recommend it to less tech savvy friends and family. Bravo.
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Version 1.1
bbw7
23 August 2013
For folks who don't know, there is a terminal command that does the same thing, with the bonus that for ascii files, it shows what the differences are. 'diff /path/name/file1 /path/name/file' For binary files, one will either get a clean return, meaning no difference, or 'files differ'.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Coding Turtle
Coding Turtle
23 August 2013
Indeed. Personally, I used to do ‘md5 file1.txt file2.txt’ in the Terminal. But now, I find it easier to just drag the files on Identical. To see differences, I like to use Kaleidoscope.
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bbw7
bbw7
24 August 2013
Wasn't dissing your app, CT, just providing info to those who might not be familiar with terminal commands -- or don't have 10.7+ installed. I do like the idea of drag 'n drop for it; if it supported 10.6, I'd use it. BTW, using the command 'md5' in this way was a new one one me -- thanks. :-)
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GeogProf
23 August 2013
If it’s only meant to be used sparingly (“a few times per year”), why make its primary interface a menubar icon — an interface typically reserved for more permanent and frequently used applications — instead of a regular discreet-use GUI? I’m just curious.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Coding Turtle
Coding Turtle
23 August 2013
You raise an interesting point. I guess I found the app too “small” to warrant for a regular window-based UI and a dock icon. But anyway, I’ve now had that strange “a few times per year” text removed from this MacUpdate listing. Thanks.
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bumper314
bumper314
21 November 2014
An optional small window (no menu bar icon) mode would be nice, since I typically launch Identical, use it, then quit it when I'm done.
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Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.5 or later
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