Text Compare 4+

Instant text and pdf diffs

Bounce Technologies Limited

    • 4.1 • 15 Ratings
    • $11.99



Instantly compare text and pdf files, right on your Mac. See what's changed between versions of contracts, legal documents, articles and more in a simple, elegant interface. Ever had someone edit a document, but you've no idea what they changed? Convinced an article has been updated, but not sure how? Text Compare lets you see exactly what changed, and where.

• Instant text and pdf comparison
• Customisable diff types with optional line numbers
• Tiny footprint and native performance
• Apple Silicon and dark mode compatible

Why choose Text Compare?
• Dead simple. Simply drag and drop pdf files, or paste in two pieces of text, and Text Compare will compare them and highlight what has been inserted in or deleted from the original text.
• How you compare is up to you. Choose whether to compare by paragraph, word or character, depending on your content. Handy line numbers in paragraph view makes diffing structured text, like source code, a cinch.
• Your time and attention, respected. Text Compare is a native macOS app that's tiny, fast, and laser-focused. No bloat, no clutter, no annoying badges, notifications or startup items. It gets the job done, then gets out of the way.
• Private and secure by design. Text Compare doesn't collect or store any personal data whatsoever, and sandboxing entitlements guarantee that Text Compare can't make or receive network requests, or read files on your Mac.

What’s New

Version 1.6

v1.6 of Text Compare will now open to its last window size.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

donttouchmylettuce ,

Perfect for regular folks

As a writer (not a developer), I needed a quick way to compare two different versions of a paragraph to see if anything had changed. This helps me work with other folks in the writing process, like copyeditors, to quickly catch up on what's happened, and to give them feedback without breaking my poor brain.

Developer Response ,

Hi donttouchmylettuce, thank you for your review, and we are happy you are enjoying using Text Compare. Please let me know if you would like any new features. Have a great week, and thank you again for your review.

rcedo ,

Great Program

Does what it advertises.

Landamann1415 ,

Compared to What?

As a free app it would be a joke. As a paid app, it's unworthy of Apple and not worth a dime. There aren't even the basic features of saving a redline or printing (other than the useless option to print one page). Don't bother with the "Help" tab. There's no content there. How did this get past Cupertno's QA process?

Developer Response ,

Hi Landamann1415, we're sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience with the app. Apart from saving a redline or printing, are there any other features that you feel are missing? We will provide your feedback and comments to our product team. Thank you.

App Privacy

The developer, Bounce Technologies Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.