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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 1.7.0

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 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.

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.

engineer3003 ,

Using it since years

I have been using this app for years, always installed it again when I switched computers, definitely one of my essentials. I use it both for folder diff as well as file diffing.


davide ficano
3 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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