Differences Examiner 5.0

Table of content
1. What is Differences Examiner?
2. How to register?
3. How to install it?
4. How to uninstall it?
5. How to use it?
6. Where to find the latest version?
7. How to contact us?

1. What is Differences Examiner?
You want to compare text files? You want to highlight their differences to analyze them?
Differences Examiner is what you need!

Differences Examiner allows you to compare text files and display their differences.
- You can compare and display differences between text files.
- It shows you the differences by displaying identical, modified and missing lines in color.
- It accepts any kind of text file such as plain text or source code.
- You can drag and drop the files you want to compare on the window or on the icon of the application.
- You can copy and paste or drag and drop the texts you want to compare on the window.
- You can display line numbers on the left of each file.
- You can hide the identical lines to display only the differences.
- It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
- It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and many other languages.
Read the whole documentation for more details...

Version 5.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Lion.
- A full recompilation has been made again as Universal Binary to keep being compatible with both old (PowerPC) Macs and recent (Intel) Macs.
- A Hungarian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Ivan Kiss for his translation from English to Hungarian.
- A Japanese localization has been released.
- Thank you to Ko Momotani for his translation from English to Japanese.
- A Russian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Paul Egiyan for his translation from English to Russian.
- A Swedish localization has been released.
- Thank you to Johan Lindskogen for his translation from English to Swedish.
- The "How to intall it?" paragraph of the documentation has been updated to explain how to install and launch the application in particular under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks:
Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, if you're launching the application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).
NB: We're not distributing our applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies.

Version 4.1:
- Minor bugs have been corrected.

Version 4.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Snow Leopard.

Version 3.2:
- A Dutch localization has been released.
- Thank you to Nico Mangelschots for his translation from English to Dutch.

Version 3.1:
- A German localization has been released.
- Thank you to Daniel Stettler for his translation from English to German.

Version 3.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Leopard.
- The graphical interface has been unified.

Version 2.3:
- A Portuguese localization has been released.
- Thank you to Djio for his translation from English to Portuguese.

Version 2.2:
- A Spanish localization has been released.
- Thank you to Albert Llobet for his translation from English to Spanish.

Version 2.1:
- The graphical interface has been improved.
- An Italian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Massimo Casadei for his translation from English to Italian.

Version 2.0:
- Intel Macs are supported with both PowerPC and Universal Binary applications.
- Multi-languages is supported into one single application.
- Yuo can copy and paste the texts you want to compare on the window.
- You can automatically check for update at launch.
- You can reset the preferences file at next launch.

Version 1.9:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Tiger.
- The English, French, German and Italian localizations have been improved.
- You can drag and drop the texts you want to compare on the window.
- You can display line numbers on the left of each file.
- You can hide the identical lines to display only the differences.

Version 1.8:
- An Italian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Carlo GANDOLFI for his translation from English to Italian.

Version 1.7:
- It is compatible with the new version of Extended Software Updater.

Version 1.6:
- Two menus have been added to open the first file and the second file.

Version 1.5:
- A bug when scrolling horizontally has been corrected.
- A French localization has been released.
- A German localization has been released.
- Thank you to Thomas ZACKL for his translation from English to German.

Version 1.4:
- Minor bugs have been corrected.

Version 1.3:
- Preferences have been added to customize the presentation of the differences.

Version 1.2:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther.
- A bug in the comparison dues to bad end of lines detection has been corrected.

Version 1.1:
- A first recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther.

Version 1.0:
- The first release.

2. How to register?
As long as you use it unregistered this software works normally, but it has a time limit and annoying windows (Registration window, Popup windows, ...).
To register it you just have to purchase a registration code on our website.
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To see our prices or to have a look at our many other sharewares freewares, just go to our website now.
This will help and encourage us to continue developing useful and friendly software for your pleasure and service.
Remember that when you register for a particular software package, your registration code remains valid for all the following minor releases.
Remember to read the Conditions of Use, Publication and Distribution before installing and using our software packages.

3. How to install it?
No particular installation is required. When you download the .dmg package, it should uncompress automatically. If it does not, you can double-click on it to uncompress it.
Then you just have to move the created folder into your Applications folder and double-click on the application to launch it.

Particular case of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks:

Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, if you're launching the application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).

NB: We're not distributing our applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies.

4. How to uninstall it?
There should be no reason to do this. ;-)
However, if really needed, you just have to throw it into the trash, that's all.

5. How to use it?
The "Apple/Preferences..." menu:
It allows you to open the Preferences window.
You can choose to compare immediately the files when they are dropped.
You can display line numbers on the left of each file.
You can hide the identical lines to display only the differences.
You can select the color of the identical, modified and missing lines.
You can select the font, size and color of the text.

The "File/Open first file..." menu:
It allows you to open the first file to compare.
You can also drag and drop the file on the left group box or list box of the window to open it.
And you can also drag and drop the text you want to compare.

The "File/Open second file..." menu:
It allows you to open the second file to compare.
You can also drag and drop the file on the right group box or list box of the window to open it.
And you can also drag and drop the text you want to compare.

You can also drag and drop two text files on the icon of the application to compare them.

6. Where to find the latest version?
To find the latest version of this software package and many other software "AlphaOmega Software" has written, you just have to visit our website.

7. How to contact us?
You can go to our website to send us an email.


AlphaOmega Software
http://alphaomega.software.free.fr