Florencesoft TextDiff compares and finds the differences between text files, source code, xml, scripts. Compares folders (directories) on Windows.

Tip Of The Day - Viewing Only The Differences, Hiding Unchanged Text

One of TextDiff's most powerful features is its ability to omit unchanged text in its difference report. This allows you to see all the differences very quickly, with the option of adding a few unchanged lines on either side for context.

To see a few lines of unchanged text around each difference, select Show only identical paragraphs near differences. The Options dialog allows the user to specify the amount of Context. The default is set at four.

To hide all unchanged text, except for text moved up or down in the document, select Don't show identical, unmoved paragraphs.

To hide all unchanged text, including even lines of text moved about in the document, select Don't show any identical paragraphs.

Compare Text, Source Code & Find Differences On Windows With Florencesoft TextDiff Software

Tip Of The Day - Viewing The Differences With Larger Text

After you have selected a pair of text files for comparison and pressed the Compare button or double-clicked an entry on the Compare Directories dialog, the differences will be displayed in either a pair of windows or a composite one.

A useful tip is that if you wish to increase the text size used to display the differences, press the Ctrl and + keys simultaneously.

To decrease the text size, press Ctrl and - simultaneously.

To return the text to its default size press Ctrl and 0 (numeric zero).

You can also right-click on the window and bring up a Print dialog.

Compare Source Code For Differences - Larger Text

Compare Source Code For Differences - Regular Text

Version Of Florencesoft TextDiff

Version of Florencesoft TextDiff was released on 15th September 2020. The color of the text used to display the number of differences now matches that specified for unchanged text on the Colors dialog. Previously if the background color was changed to black, the number of differences was not visible.

Tip Of The Day - Drag-n-Drop Comparison Of Text Files

As an alternative to browsing to the location of two text files to be compared, you can simply drag-n-drop the files on to the main part of Florencesoft TextDiff's user interface. Their text will be automatically loaded. In addition, Microsoft Word (docx, doc) and Rich Text Format (rtf) documents are supported. Only the text part of Microsoft Word documents are compared.

User Reviews For Florencesoft TextDiff

We have copied selected user reviews from other sites on the Internet, including the Microsoft Store, to this blog post.

Top of class diff tool by Troy on 1st December 2020


The best Diff tool that I've ever used. I've been using the web version for a long time and now that I am working from home and IT Support doesn't have as much control over what applications I can use to be more productive, I had to throw some bucks to Florencesoft for this great tool.

Great Product by Henry on 11th November 2019


Great Product! The best window app for comparing documents from the Microsoft store and even elsewhere. Excellent for comparing two versions of any legal or academic documents or drafts, customizable settings, array of colors, and many functionality to accommodate individual preferences. The price is also unbelievably low. HOWEVER, I hope the developers will add functionality to handle PDF documents.

This works spectacularly by Jo Stepaniak


This works spectacularly to compare two docs in similar fashion to Word track edits. Until Google Docs adds the doc-comparison feature back, this is the best alternative available for now.