Download from Mac App Store

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Free Trial for Mac: DownloadLink1  DownloadLink2

“CompareMerge is a software tool for file comparison and merging text-like files.

Functions of the application:

– COMPARE FOLDERS/FILES: can compare both 2 files or 2 folders

– BLANK COMPARE: Allow to create blank edit window to compare text then save later

– INLINE EDIT (Edit/Merge at the same time) : Compare and Merge 2 text files: allow you to edit/compare/merge 2 text files in the same windows

– LINE NUMBER: When edit file, showing line number will make it easier to know exactly changes positions.

– FILE FILTERS: Include or exclude files that match regular expressions. Other than that, after compare 2 folders, you could filter display item base on file name.

– INCLUDE SUB FOLDERS: This option lets you control the depth of a folder comparison. Enabling it compares all folder levels

– COPY TO: after compare 2 folder, you can select left or right files to copy to different location (example: when release change source)

– DELETE Left/Right/Both: after compare 2 folder, you can select left or right files to delete

– IGNORE CASE, SPACE: Allow to ignore Case, Space in Edit/Merge window

– IGNORE End-Line code: Allow to ignore difference in End Line Code (LF for Mac・Unix file, CR-LF for Windows file, or CR for Mac classic file) in Edit mode.
Note: when compare folders, EOL was not ignored.

– EXPORT / CREATE REPORT: Allow to export compare/merge result to clipboard or to files (support formats: CSV, Text, HTML)
Other functions:

– Syntax highlight

– Export to zip file

– In edit mode, a small view is show to the exact text difference


Free Trial for Mac: DownloadLink1  DownloadLink2

Note for trial version:

1) Merge folders dialog only show first 50 items, remain items will not be shown nor compared.

(2) Merge text files dialog can only be used 20 times per day.

(3) After you download official version from Mac App Store, please update it (by go to [Developer’s Website]) to [No-Sandbox version] to be able to save/restore compare files, folder history


No-Sandbox version

To upgrade the application to “No-sandbox” version with more advanced functions please do as following:

– Firstly please bought and download normal (Sandbox) version of CompareMerge application on the Mac App Store

Download from Mac App Store


– Download upgrade package in following URL

No-Sandbox upgrade:  DownloadLink1  DownloadLink2


Advantage of No sandbox version:

(1) Freely enter compare path with keyboard, without drag-drop items from Finder: As you could see below, with No-Sandbox version you could directly input compare path into compare window:

CompareMerge help1








(2) Automatically show suggestion list when user types compare file, folder path:



(3) Compare folder will be saved permanently into history event after the application quits.




Merge Caller tool

To compare 2 files / 2 folders from terminal or from other applications please download and install following tool:

Download MergeCaller tool


then use following command:

mergecaller /folder/file1.txt /folder/file1.txt
mergecaller /folder/subfolder1 /folder/subfolder2


mergecaller “/folder with space/file1.txt” “/folder with space/file1.txt”
mergecaller “/folder with space/subfolder1” “/folder with space/subfolder2”
   (incase path has space in them)








CompareMerge Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how your personal information is handled in CompareMerge.

Owner and Data Controller

CompareMerge is owned and developed by Vu Tien Thinh since 2010.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, feel free to get in touch with us.

Data Collection


We, the CompareMerge project, do not collect, use, save, or have access to any of your personal data recorded in CompareMerge. Individual settings relating to the CompareMerge app are not personal and are stored only on your device.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This privacy policy can be updated at any time to be conformed to changes of regal or/and social requirements about the personal data collection. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed below.

Last modification:



5 Responses to CompareMerge

  1. Lars says:

    Great product. Would love to see the ability to exclude folders/directories

  2. yt1969 says:

    Great product, my favorite.
    How do I compare directories including hidden files (.htaccess etc.)?

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer

      >>>Great product, my favorite.
      >>>How do I compare directories including hidden files (.htaccess etc.)?

      Thank you for your comment,
      Current app does not support comparing hidden files,
      I will update this function in the next update.

      Best Regards, Vu Tien Thinh

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer

      Version 2.02 add support for comparing hidden files, folders.

      Best Regards

    • Thinh says:

      Dear Customer.

      New app 2.0.2 support to compare hidden folder, files.


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