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Compare Folders

The second pick also goes to a tool created by Infinite Nexus: Compare Folders. Although not intended exclusively for .Mac, this tool has definite implications for iDisk users. Compare Folders is a tool that, not surprisingly, compares two sets of folders. Most people, myself included, use an iDisk as a way of transferring files between multiple computers or as a quick solution for backing up work when there is no immediate access to an external drive or other backup solution. The problem with this is that you can easily find a situation where you don’t know which version of a folder or document exists on an iDisk compared with the computers that you use connect to it.

Compare Folders provides an easy interface for comparing two folders to see whether the same files exist in them and to display the details of those files. It can also compare folders looking for items that are unique in each location and for items that are similar but not identical. Beyond just comparing the contents, Compare Folders can copy items to synchronize those folders. Although not built exclusively for .Mac (and a useful tool for anyone working with multiple computers or network storage), Compare Folders does offer integration features geared specifically to users storing files on an iDisk.

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