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Visual Differ compares side-by-side folders and files using colors to visually show differences. From the Folder view it's possible to make operations on folders and files like copying or deleting.
It's possible to compare quickly directories choosing base folders from the context menu. Using the File Filter feature is possible to hide from visualization specific files like .git, .svn directories or the omnipresent .DS_Store files.
The folders comparison can be done using different techniques from the fastest "compare only date and size" to the fine-grained byte-by-byte comparison.
The files comparison is done using the unix diff command this choice makes the result quick, standard and reliable.
It's possible to save work sessions then quickly reopen them to compare directories hierarchies or directly two specific files.

What’s New

Version 1.7.20

Added sort columns in Folder View (Sort by filename, size and modification date)
Fixed crash on Big Sur Preview
Fixed UI bugs (file path not visible, bottom bar disappearing)
Fixed crash when comparing big files
Fixed Dark Mode UI (Dark mode is not yet supported but at least the colors UI are correct)

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

elgselgs ,

Would be 5 if inline text diff supported

Great app. I would rate 5 star if inline text diff supported. Sometimes it’s just too much to save text to two files.

Senrikyu ,

Great App

I have been looking everywhere for a simple app that will compare my two hard drives with all my photos and videos on them. Eight years worth of stuff. I finally found a reference to this on a Mac forum and gave it a shot. Works like a charm- quickly compares and makes it super easy to find the differences. Allows you to quickly copy missing files from one drive to another. This will save me hours and days of work! Thank you!

Kaleberg ,

Great utility app

This is a great utility app for people like me with lots of files, copies and versions of things. It compares directories and text files very nicely showing matches, mismatches and so on. It has a straightforward outline format that makes it easy to compare file structures. For UNIX/LINUX types, it is basically diff with a sweet GUI. For the rest of us Mac users, it's a sanity saver.


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3 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.