DeltaWalker Pro
DeltaWalker Pro
2.5.0

3.9

DeltaWalker Pro

DeltaWalker Pro

2.5.011 May 2019

Compare, edit, and merge files, and synchronize folders.

DeltaWalker Pro
$59.95
11 May 2019

3.9

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DeltaWalker Pro

DeltaWalker Pro

2.5.011 May 2019

Compare, edit, and merge files, and synchronize folders.

Overview

DeltaWalker Pro extends DeltaWalker Standard edition with the following advanced features:

  • Three-way text file and folder comparison and automatic merging
  • Automating repetitive tasks by creating scripts using a built-in script editor and runner
  • Comparison and synchronization with cloud storage - Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Pretty printing and canonicalization of of XML files
  • Folder comparison alignment override

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.

  • 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 formats
  • Compare wide range of documents - MS Office, PDF, RTF and OpenOffice
  • Compare and synchronize on the cloud - Google Drive or Dropbox (Pro, Oro only)
  • Compare and synchronize over (S)FTP(s), WebDAV, HTTP(S)
  • Compare ZIP, JAR, TAR and other archives
  • Compare HTML files as text then preview in-place
  • Generate HTML reports

What's new in DeltaWalker Pro

Version 2.5.0:
Folder Comparison
  • Optimizes memory use to the tune of 250%
  • Uses a new, more reliable, API for transferring timestamps and other file attributes
Text Comparison
  • Fixes intermittent editor crash when pasting text on Mac OSX 10.13 & 10.14
  • Closing a text comparison no longer results in a memory leak
  • Improves performance of inline delta visualization by an order of magnitude
  • Optimizes memory use by 30%.
General
  • Fixes script runner, updates existing script samples
  • Extends the Submit Feedback to allow addition of other files e.g. images, etc
  • New MSI installer fixes infrequent, intermittent installation aborts, allows transparent upgrade of existing DeltaWalker installations
  • Delegates heap memory management entirely to the JVM
  • Optimizes memory use by 30%

Requirements for DeltaWalker Pro

  • Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later

20 Reviews

Rate this app:

02 May 2017

Most helpful

Shame on MacUpdate and Deltopia for hiding the FACT that DeltaWalker requires Java! This requirement isn't disclosed up front, instead it's found in Troubleshooting help at https://www.deltawalker.com/faq/troubleshoot -- "A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run DeltaWalker."
Like (3)
Version 2.3.2
04 February 2019
Terrible user experience on macOS. Hasn't been updated in years. Spews Cocoa errors out to command line when you use the shell helper. Doesn't remotely come close to following Human Interface Guidelines. Produces naive/simplistic comparisons of files, nothing I would term "advanced".
Like
Version 2.3.2
28 August 2018
Hello everyone, I am doing Folder comparison, some of my files shows size difference, once i opened those files both side, i did not see any difference. How could i figure it out what is the difference ? One folder is from my local and one is from my git repo.
Like
Version 2.3.2
19 April 2018
This program is incredibly well-written. It has very powerful compare capabilities yet is extremely easy to use. I used it today to compare 2 versions of a Microsoft Word 2011 document embedded with MathType equations and it quickly enabled me to find and correct differences between an older document and a newer corrupted document. I could never have recreated this document without DeltaWalker's help. I love the side-by-side comparison with differences color coded, and when I modify one document to bring them closer together, Delta Walker helpfully asks if it should update the comparison, then does so instantly, even though it was comparing a large, complicated document.
Like (1)
Version 2.3.2
27 December 2017
I cannot activate the workflow included with the app. Automator will not run the action, it tells me "This service will not receive input when run inside Automator.” So no contextual item ever appears on right-click. Also Automator has no option to “Compare” within ~/Library/Services/ (as is described in the installation Read Me file). Also Terminal was not able to execute the command in the installation folder, even after I placed the workflow within ~/Library/Services/.
Like
Version 2.3.2
1 answer(s)
ben-marko
29 December 2017
I've given up trying to reach the developer. I honestly cannot recommend this software to anyone, both because I cannot get the software to work as advertised, and also because tech support seems to be absent.
Like
24 November 2017
Just Can Say: a Very Ugly UI.
Like (2)
Version 2.3.2
02 May 2017
Shame on MacUpdate and Deltopia for hiding the FACT that DeltaWalker requires Java! This requirement isn't disclosed up front, instead it's found in Troubleshooting help at https://www.deltawalker.com/faq/troubleshoot -- "A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run DeltaWalker."
Like (3)
Version 2.3.2
20 April 2017
I've been using DeltaWalker in one form or another since 2008 (currently using Oro edition on both Mac and Linux), and it has remained one of my absolute favorite development tools throughout. The app is fast and easy to use, and the developer is easy to reach and eager to help (Admittedly, it's been a while since I've had to contact Deltopia, but it's always been a pleasure in the past). I've tried many other apps (not because I've been unhappy with DeltaWalker, but because I'm a compulsive software evaluator who likes to ensure I'm using the best tools available at the moment)., and none compare. You can't go wrong with any version of DW (even the standard edition is fantastic), but if you can spring for the extra features of Pro (or need the cross-platform utility of Oro), don't hesitate to go for the big guns: You never know when you might want a three-way (er, comparison, that is) If you've ever needed to compare files or folders, this is the gold standard for file-comparison on the Mac (or any other platform, really).
Like (1)
Version 2.3.2
14 February 2017
Has anyone used DeltaWalker with Excel or Powerpoint? Comments on how well it does that? Or how well its competitors do that?
Like
Version 2.3.1
21 December 2015
I tried DeltaWalker, Beyond Compare and Kaleidoscope today. Of the three I liked Beyond Compare best. I was impressed with DeltaWalker's ease of use, features, appearance, and documentation, but I found it painfully slow. I also found it became unresponsive (not necessarily forever, but for far too long) if I pressed cmd-option-right-arrow a few times. I reported it and I hope it's just a bug. If you try DeltaWalker, beware that by default keystrokes such as option-up-arrow do things like move a line or duplicate a line. I personally found this made it too easy to accidentally corrupt my documents. Fortunately you can remove the keystroke shortcuts for all such commands, though it takes some time and trial-and-error to locate all of them. Kaleidoscope is the only one that does not permit manual editing of files. For me that was a show-stopper. Other than that it is impressively fast and pretty. Beyond Compare is very fast, easy to use, powerful and comes with good documentation. It is perhaps not quite as pretty as the others. One oddity is that it does not collapse missing bits of text (it shows hash marks instead). This is not what I am used to, but does have the virtue of keeping similar text aligned between the two files. Note that all three handle 3-way merge differently. If you use that feature a lot you may want to exercise it carefully. I have been using BBEdit for 2-file diff and FileMerge for 3-way merge (e.g. to resolve git conflicts) and they work well.
Like (1)
Version 2.2.1
1 answer(s)
j1085336
26 December 2015
I agree in priciple.

Kaleidoscope actually is able to edit files but (unfortunately) only in "Merge Scope", e.g. when launched with ksdiff --merge. It's possible to edit the merge result file in the middle.
It's really a pity that it's not possible to edit my changed file in "Diff Scope". I'm used to remove insignificant changes in diff view before committing and that's not possible with Kaleidoscope.

So I'm still looking for the perfect diff/merge tool :(
I'm not willing to pay 60 bucks for slow and crappy looking apps.
Like (2)
21 December 2015
How does this compare to Kaleidoscope? http://www.kaleidoscopeapp.com
Like
Version 2.2.1
1 answer(s)
r-owen
21 December 2015
Kaleidoscope does not allow manual editing, unlike DeltaWalker (and FileMerge and Beyond Compare and many others). If you can live without that (I cannot) then Kaleidoscope is well worth a look. Both have free trial versions.
Like
$59.95

3.9

Category:

Utilities

File Management

Developer Website:
DownloadPurchase nowMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 4,413 times

$59.95

3.9

Category:

Utilities

File Management

Developer Website:
DownloadPurchase nowMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 4,413 times

Don't like new MacUpdate? Back to old design.

20 Reviews

Rate this app:

02 May 2017

Most helpful

Shame on MacUpdate and Deltopia for hiding the FACT that DeltaWalker requires Java! This requirement isn't disclosed up front, instead it's found in Troubleshooting help at https://www.deltawalker.com/faq/troubleshoot -- "A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run DeltaWalker."
Like (3)
Version 2.3.2
04 February 2019
Terrible user experience on macOS. Hasn't been updated in years. Spews Cocoa errors out to command line when you use the shell helper. Doesn't remotely come close to following Human Interface Guidelines. Produces naive/simplistic comparisons of files, nothing I would term "advanced".
Like
Version 2.3.2
28 August 2018
Hello everyone, I am doing Folder comparison, some of my files shows size difference, once i opened those files both side, i did not see any difference. How could i figure it out what is the difference ? One folder is from my local and one is from my git repo.
Like
Version 2.3.2
19 April 2018
This program is incredibly well-written. It has very powerful compare capabilities yet is extremely easy to use. I used it today to compare 2 versions of a Microsoft Word 2011 document embedded with MathType equations and it quickly enabled me to find and correct differences between an older document and a newer corrupted document. I could never have recreated this document without DeltaWalker's help. I love the side-by-side comparison with differences color coded, and when I modify one document to bring them closer together, Delta Walker helpfully asks if it should update the comparison, then does so instantly, even though it was comparing a large, complicated document.
Like (1)
Version 2.3.2
27 December 2017
I cannot activate the workflow included with the app. Automator will not run the action, it tells me "This service will not receive input when run inside Automator.” So no contextual item ever appears on right-click. Also Automator has no option to “Compare” within ~/Library/Services/ (as is described in the installation Read Me file). Also Terminal was not able to execute the command in the installation folder, even after I placed the workflow within ~/Library/Services/.
Like
Version 2.3.2
1 answer(s)
ben-marko
29 December 2017
I've given up trying to reach the developer. I honestly cannot recommend this software to anyone, both because I cannot get the software to work as advertised, and also because tech support seems to be absent.
Like
24 November 2017
Just Can Say: a Very Ugly UI.
Like (2)
Version 2.3.2
02 May 2017
Shame on MacUpdate and Deltopia for hiding the FACT that DeltaWalker requires Java! This requirement isn't disclosed up front, instead it's found in Troubleshooting help at https://www.deltawalker.com/faq/troubleshoot -- "A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run DeltaWalker."
Like (3)
Version 2.3.2
20 April 2017
I've been using DeltaWalker in one form or another since 2008 (currently using Oro edition on both Mac and Linux), and it has remained one of my absolute favorite development tools throughout. The app is fast and easy to use, and the developer is easy to reach and eager to help (Admittedly, it's been a while since I've had to contact Deltopia, but it's always been a pleasure in the past). I've tried many other apps (not because I've been unhappy with DeltaWalker, but because I'm a compulsive software evaluator who likes to ensure I'm using the best tools available at the moment)., and none compare. You can't go wrong with any version of DW (even the standard edition is fantastic), but if you can spring for the extra features of Pro (or need the cross-platform utility of Oro), don't hesitate to go for the big guns: You never know when you might want a three-way (er, comparison, that is) If you've ever needed to compare files or folders, this is the gold standard for file-comparison on the Mac (or any other platform, really).
Like (1)
Version 2.3.2
14 February 2017
Has anyone used DeltaWalker with Excel or Powerpoint? Comments on how well it does that? Or how well its competitors do that?
Like
Version 2.3.1
21 December 2015
I tried DeltaWalker, Beyond Compare and Kaleidoscope today. Of the three I liked Beyond Compare best. I was impressed with DeltaWalker's ease of use, features, appearance, and documentation, but I found it painfully slow. I also found it became unresponsive (not necessarily forever, but for far too long) if I pressed cmd-option-right-arrow a few times. I reported it and I hope it's just a bug. If you try DeltaWalker, beware that by default keystrokes such as option-up-arrow do things like move a line or duplicate a line. I personally found this made it too easy to accidentally corrupt my documents. Fortunately you can remove the keystroke shortcuts for all such commands, though it takes some time and trial-and-error to locate all of them. Kaleidoscope is the only one that does not permit manual editing of files. For me that was a show-stopper. Other than that it is impressively fast and pretty. Beyond Compare is very fast, easy to use, powerful and comes with good documentation. It is perhaps not quite as pretty as the others. One oddity is that it does not collapse missing bits of text (it shows hash marks instead). This is not what I am used to, but does have the virtue of keeping similar text aligned between the two files. Note that all three handle 3-way merge differently. If you use that feature a lot you may want to exercise it carefully. I have been using BBEdit for 2-file diff and FileMerge for 3-way merge (e.g. to resolve git conflicts) and they work well.
Like (1)
Version 2.2.1
1 answer(s)
j1085336
26 December 2015
I agree in priciple.

Kaleidoscope actually is able to edit files but (unfortunately) only in "Merge Scope", e.g. when launched with ksdiff --merge. It's possible to edit the merge result file in the middle.
It's really a pity that it's not possible to edit my changed file in "Diff Scope". I'm used to remove insignificant changes in diff view before committing and that's not possible with Kaleidoscope.

So I'm still looking for the perfect diff/merge tool :(
I'm not willing to pay 60 bucks for slow and crappy looking apps.
Like (2)
21 December 2015
How does this compare to Kaleidoscope? http://www.kaleidoscopeapp.com
Like
Version 2.2.1
1 answer(s)
r-owen
21 December 2015
Kaleidoscope does not allow manual editing, unlike DeltaWalker (and FileMerge and Beyond Compare and many others). If you can live without that (I cannot) then Kaleidoscope is well worth a look. Both have free trial versions.
Like