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TextDiff is a fast way to find the differences between text files. Simply drag-n-drop the files onto its user interface or copy and paste the text into its two text panes. Copy and pasting via the clipboard means that it can compare text regardless of its document type.
One of the most useful features of TextDiff is its ability to leave out unchanged text from its reports, so you can immediately see just the differences. It can also show a variable amount of context on either side of each change.
Its text difference algorithm was written from scratch and distinguishes between text just moved around in a document from additions and deletions. Most other compare utilities, based on the longest common subsequence algorithm, cannot do this in any truly systematic way.
Florencesoft TextDiff can also compare two folders or directories against each other and report the new, deleted and modified files.
Functionality is available to find and remove duplicated items in lists, such as names, countries, ingredients etc.
TextDiff is as equally useful for software developers comparing source code, XML, HTML and scripts as for authors writing reports, essays and articles.
As TextDiff is a Windows desktop application, your text is compared locally and is not transmitted over the Internet, as is the case for many web-based text compare tools.
TextDiff allows you to fully control the colors used to highlight changes in your documents.
A free 30 day trial of Florencesoft TextDiff for Microsoft Windows can be downloaded from here.
If you do not use Microsoft Windows, you can use our online, web-based text compare tool instead.