Differences Examiner
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Compare and display differences in text files.   Shareware ($20.00)
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Differences Examiner ... You want to compare text files? You want to highlight their differences to analyze them?

Differences Examiner is what you need!

Differences Examiner allows you to compare text files and display their differences.
  • 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
  • What's New
    Version 5.0:
    • A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Lion.
    • A full recompilation has been made again as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
    • A Hungarian localization has been released.
    • Thank you to Ivan Kiss for his translation from English to Hungarian.
    • A Japanese localization has been released.
    • Thank you to Ko Momotani for his translation from English to Japanese.
    • A Russian localization has been released.
    • Thank you to Paul Egiyan for his translation from English to Russian.
    • A Swedish localization has been released.
    • Thank you to Johan Lindskogen for his translation from English to Swedish.
    • The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the application in particular under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, if you're launching the application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's 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 Developper).
    • NB: We're not distributing our applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies.
    Version 5.0:
    • A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Lion.
    • A full recompilation has been made again as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
    • A Hungarian localization has been released.
    • Thank you to Ivan Kiss for his translation from English to Hungarian.
    • A Japanese localization has been released.
    • Thank more...
    Requirements
    Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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    Differences Examin... User Discussion (Write a Review)
    ver. 5.x:
    Your rating: Now say why...
    Overall:
    (7)

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    burypromote
    +1

    +16
    Syr Wullam tipped on 24 Feb 2009
    This app does the same for free:

    http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/
    [Version 3.2]


    burypromote
    +1

    +22
    Ironman tipped on 15 Apr 2007
    Please note that FileMerge can do that for free. It comes with Xcode, in the utilities folder inside the Xcode base. FileMerge is also a cocoa build unlike the one I am commenting now. :)
    [Version 2.0]


    burypromote
    +1


    Anonymous reviewed on 06 Feb 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
    [Version 1.8]


    burypromote
    +1


    Anonymous reviewed on 08 Jan 2005
    Diff'npatch and others (see other comments) do the same job, for free, faster, better, and with a better interface.
    [Version 1.8]


    burypromote
    +1


    Anonymous reviewed on 01 Oct 2004
    Rather use DiffFrontend, it's free and it does the same job better.
    [Version 1.6]


    burypromote
    +1


    Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jul 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.
    [Version 1.4]

    1 Reply

    burypromote
    Anonymous commented on 30 Jul 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.
    burypromote
    -1


    Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jul 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)?
    [Version 1.4]

    1 Reply

    burypromote
    +1
    Anonymous commented on 02 Aug 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.
    burypromote
    +1

    +1
    asmeurer commented on 28 Jul 2004
    AlphaOmega strikes again!!!
    [Version 1.4]


    burypromote
    +1


    Anonymous reviewed on 29 Feb 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!
    [Version 1.2]


    burypromote


    Anonymous reviewed on 29 Feb 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.
    [Version 1.2]


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    Version Downloads:3,204
    Type:Business : Word Processing
    License:Shareware
    Date:31 Oct 2012
    Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
    Price: $20.00
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    Differences Examiner ... You want to compare text files? You want to highlight their differences to analyze them?

    Differences Examiner is what you need!

    Differences Examiner allows you to compare text files and display their differences.
  • 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.


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