DocumentCompare is an easy-to-use application for comparing text documents.

Even minute changes between two versions of the same text are recognized by DocumentCompare and displayed concisely.

In contrast to similar applications, DocumentCompare is able to preserve text formatting throughout the process of comparing the chosen documents. So-called “formatted text” with different fonts, sizes and styles (e.g. bold or italic) will be preserved unchanged.

This is why you can, for example, use DocumentCompare to find what changed from one version of a web page to another. HTML files and even Safari web archives (.webarchive) can be used as source files.

DocumentCompare is able to handle all files that can be read by Apple’s TextEdit. The files will even look the same, as both programs use Mac OS X’s text engine.

• Compares formatted text
• This includes tables (e.g. copied from Apple Numbers)
• Displays changes side-by-side
• Reads all files that can be read by Apple’s TextEdit and
• Displays them in the same way
• Supported formats include
▪ Word (.doc and .docx)
▪ OpenDocument text (.odt)
▪ HTML files and even Safari web archives (.webarchive)
• Imports the text content of PDF files

More Info

On our website, you can find support, an FAQ, a trial version as well as detailed feature descriptions and documentation.

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

- changes required for continued operation (code signing)

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Pold'E ,

Exceeded my expectations

I just used the trial version of “DocumentCompare” yesterday and I’m buying it today. It has saved me a lot of work and grief.
Four days ago an application I made to the U.S. government was returned to me stating that I had submitted an out-dated version of a form. After downloading the latest form and its 42 page instruction PDF I began copying my entries from the older version to the newer one. When I finished I found there was no difference in the two except for the issue date. I was worried I had missed something so. I started manually comparing the earlier and current 42 page instructions PDF. 45 minutes and one page later I realized I was being stupid.
I knew there was software that could compare documents but I had never used any. I downloaded the trial version of DocumentCompare, “Saved” the two Adobe Reader files to TEXT, selected them in “DocumentCompare” and waited. Nothing seemed to happen. Then I noticed a few unimportant words and a sentence in colors at the bottom of the screen. “DocumentCompare” had searched the two 42 page documents faster than I could observe.
I purchased “DocumentCompare” today and while I may never have to compare two documents again, “DocumentCompare” has paid for itself already.

gadgetK ,

Worth it

The price seems a little steep at first, but it's worth it. It works well, and the interface is intuitive. It's great for comparing different versions of documents, and I expect it will prove equally useful for code.


Jan Weiss
1.9 MB

OS X 10.6 or later



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Jan Weiß


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