Comparing two files or documents can be extremely difficult for the naked eye, especially when it comes to complex documents or programming code.
Windows users familiar with Beyond Compare who have been looking for a decent equivalent on Mac will definitely be impressed by Deltopia DeltaWalker, however. Deltopia DeltaWalker allows you to visually compare, edit and merge files, as well as compare and synchronize folders. The application features what the developers call 'a fine-tuned differencing engine, monster text editors and passionately crafted interface'. Whats more, it works across platforms so is ideal for those comparing and syncing files on Mac, Windows and Linux.
Certainly the interface looks great and Deltopia DeltaWalker feels like a powerful app. Folders are compared side by side and visualized as of if you were using Finder. Identical files and folders are shown dimmed, which brings into focus the actual, color-coded differences. To check a pair of folders or files, double-clicking on them opens them in a file comparison window just below the folder comparison.
Deltopia Deltawalker will appeal to a wide range of users, whether its programmers comparing code, those drafting legal documents that need to make sure everything is just right, or just about anyone that needs to make sure two documents or files are the same. The main drawback is that it can only compare documents - it doesn't work with pictures or other multimedia material.
If you've been disappointed by Apple's FileCompare, or simply haven't found a decent file comparison and syncing tool on the Mac yet, you may be pleasantly surprised by what FileCompare has to offer.
- Stability enhancements release. Restored proper synchronization operations for large number of files. Dismissing the Replace confirmation dialog can no longer result in data loss. Auto-suggest/auto-complete in the resource path text fields executes on a separate thread now to prevent UI lockup. Subtle folder comparison tree selection and navigation issues.