DiffFork is a text file differencing tool for Mac OS X. You can use it to present differences in a visual format that is easy to understand. Navigation and merge functions are also provided to help you handle the differences.
Major features include:
- Differences with Background Colors. Differences are marked with background colors according to their “Types”: red for removed, yellow for modified and green for added. Differences have “Levels” to help you understand them more easily and nested differences are marked with darker background colors.
- Visual Feedback. A thin blue border will be displayed around the text of the selected difference block. For the “insertion”, a “Ribbon” (red or green, depending on the context) will be displayed to the left side of the text, in the place where the insertion is supposed to occur (or occurred).
- Edit in Place. You can “input wherever you have output”. Differences will be updated according to your changes.
- Encoding Detection. When you drag and drop text files on to the Diff window, DiffFork attempts to determine the encoding of the files, so they can be read and displayed correctly.