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.
Fixed compatibility with Big Sur
Optimized for Apple M1
Fixed incorrect timestamp results when comparing with external disks
Fixed missed opening in external editor and improved error messages
Fixed hang ups while comparing Time Machine backups
Reduced memory usage while comparing big folders
Added quick access to History sessions, no longer really needs to save manually comparison sessions
Moved command line tool ‘visdiff’ to Contents/Helpers directory to be compliant with Apple guidelines (please read more at the wiki page https://wiki.visualdiffer.com)