Differences Examiner
Differences Examiner
7.1

1.4

Differences Examiner free download for Mac

Differences Examiner

7.1
23 March 2018

Compare and display differences in text files.

Overview

Differences Examiner allows you to compare text files and to highlight their differences to analyze them.

  • You can compare and display differences between text files.
  • It shows you the differences by displaying identical, modified and missing lines in color.
  • It accepts any kind of text file such as plain text or source code.
  • You can drag and drop the files you want to compare on the window or on the icon of the application.
  • You can copy and paste or drag and drop the texts you want to compare on the window.
  • You can display line numbers on the left of each file.
  • You can hide the identical lines to display only the differences.
  • It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
  • It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portugese, Spanish and many other languages.

What's new in Differences Examiner

Version 7.1:
  • A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with High Sierra, and as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
  • The "How to install it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the Application in particular underMac OS 10.13 High Sierra, if you're launching the Application for the first time, Mac OS' GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the Application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the Application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developer).

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Anonymous
29 February 2004

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Wow, 1.2mb for a frontend for 'diff'? It must be RealBASIC. And it must be AlphaOmega software! I can't wait to see this gem listed on www.perversiontracker.com!
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
06 February 2005
ditto this is a free feature of most text editing programs, comes bundled with mac os x, and there are also freeware applications that do better for free
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Version 1.8
Anonymous
08 January 2005
Diff'npatch and others (see other comments) do the same job, for free, faster, better, and with a better interface.
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Version 1.8
Anonymous
02 October 2004
Rather use DiffFrontend, it's free and it does the same job better.
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
29 July 2004
Quick recap: if you have not done so already, install the Developer tools from your OS X CD. /Developer/Applications/Utilities/File Merge.app is superior to this item in both functionality and price. Also, if you want a payware diff tool, BBEdit has an excellent Find Differences command, plus a few thousand other handy features.
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
30 July 2004
Thanks for the tip, Copycat. I did check it out (though I don't think everybody wants to bother installing everything from the Developer CD), but the program pointed out the error for the wrong line. And it also didn't highlight text within a line. I seem to remember some freeware earlier which did do the trick better, but I've since moved computers.
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
29 July 2004
If the critiquers would spend the time they put into critiquing into demonstrating their own great prowess into programming the superior application they seem capable of programming, the user would have more choices, and those who are trying to provide some service in the meantime will not be unnecessarily disparaged. Not using Unix myself or knowing other diffs programs for the mac, I would be happy to use this, even if it is slow in comparing large text files (and though it only shows the lines that have been changed rather than the exact text). I enjoyed AlphaOmega's file concatenating program, so at least I have found some use for their software. So, why don't we prove ourselves with actions and save the real critiques for the programs which are actually harmful in some way (whether in function or content)?
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
02 August 2004
Somebody already has coded a 'superior application.' It's called FileMerge. It's free and you already have it. See the other comments for details.
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Version 1.5
asmeurer-1
29 July 2004
AlphaOmega strikes again!!!
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
29 February 2004
Wow, 1.2mb for a frontend for 'diff'? It must be RealBASIC. And it must be AlphaOmega software! I can't wait to see this gem listed on www.perversiontracker.com!
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
29 February 2004
Oh, lighten up folks! This kind of thing is the "price" we pay for free development tools, easy-to-use frameworks, and an open market in OS X software. "Let the buyer beware." Furthermore... People should not test downloads using administrative access, by means of which they can do true damage to their systems.
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
29 February 2004
I have downloaded this version of DE 1.2 and in the modified file, I: Modifed lines Removed Lines Added lines Unfortunately, DE still does *NOT* work,what ever the author says in his comments below... All edits were shown as "modified", never deleted or added. This stinks, and the GUI still sucks with navigation issues.
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
29 February 2004
I know nothing about this software. It could be great, or it could be the worst $5 you ever spent. What I do know is that you can get a very solid file/folder comparison tool for $0. Apple's FileMerge utility is part of the Xcode Developer Tools, which you can download once you have signed up for a free ADC Online Membership.
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Version 1.2
$37.10

1.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
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