There are times, perhaps only a few times per year, when you want to quickly find out whether two or more particular files (not folders) are exactly the same.Displays a progress indicator when comparing large files
In these cases, download and use Identical. It's free! (But please support us by rating this app, and if you can, some of our other apps too. Thanks!)
Using Identical is simple:
1. Drag files on Identical's menu bar icon
2. The icon will then indicate whether or not the files are the same:
green checkmark = files are the same
red x-mark = files are different
(See the first screenshot for a better explanation.)
Progress can be cancelled at any time
Uses very little memory, even for large files
All icons and artwork are fully compatible with the retina display
First, the file sizes are compared
If the file sizes are the same, the contents of the files are compared using the SHA-1 cryptographic hash function
What Identical is NOT:
Does NOT search for duplicates throughout your whole hard drive. For this, try larger apps like Gemini.
Only shows whether or not files are the same. Does NOT show the actual differences within the files. For this, try larger apps like Kaleidoscope.
Identical (com.codingturtle.identical) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Identical 1.0. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Identical 1.1.0.
Operating System: Mac
Default Install Path: /Applications/Identical.app
Minimum OS version: 10.7
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2012 Coding Turtle