FolderSnapper 1.03
FolderSnapper

FolderSnapper is a tool to compare a folder at a given snap date with its actual content.
By comparing the actual content of a folder with a previously snapshot (state) of its content, FolderSnapper shows the missing files, the modified ones or the new ones, which can be useful when working on a project with multiple files, in particular when designing websites.

Though it wasn't originally designed to compare two different folders, this can be done by "snapping" one folder, and then compare this snap with another folder. In the same way, an FTP comparison can be performed, between a local folder and a FTP distant folder.

FolderSnapper is a read-only software, it doesn't save nor modify any files or folders. It's not a back-up tool!



Main features

Compare a folder at a given snap date with its actual content

Multiples states of a given folder can me snapped (recorded)

Folders can be on the local computer or on any mounted volumes, even on a FTP server.

Some selected files can be omitted - they won't be compared - with an Exceptions List



main interface Main interface.
Supports drag and drop.


FTP comparison Folder comparison can be made between local and FTP server.


exceptions list Files listed in the Exceptions List won't be listed, nor compared.


Donationware
FolderSnapper is donationware, which means it is free to use forever. Its functionalities are not limited and does not contain advertising, spyware or time trials. Anyone is free to use it without restrictions and is encouraged to donate the amount he thinks is fair based on the usefulness of the programs and his possibilities.

If you wish to contribute to the development of iXoft programs and help to keep FolderSnapper free, you can do it with a donation of any amount.

Click the 'Donate' button to make a donation in the currency you prefer, using PayPal secure payment system (no registration required, it accepts the main credit cards or fund transfers if you already have a PayPal account).


Free download
FolderSnapper is distributed as donationware - see above - so it can be used for free but can not be sold.

FolderSnapper
Older versions can be found here.


Requirements

Any intel-based Macintosh with OS X or PC with Windows Vista, Seven or 10.

Please note that Windows version of FolderSnapper is not supported. Though, it has been successfully tested and works correctly.



Known limitations

File comparison is based on path, name, size and modified date. So, changing the rights of a file doesn't make it appear as "modified" in FolderSnapper.

Some special files on OSX beginning with a dot won't appear in FolderSnapper's lists.

FTP comparison is experimental and results may depend on distant FTP server settings. Besides, file modification date is not compared in FTP comparison.



Disclaimer
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.


Version history
1.03 2017.08.02 Local menu bug on Windows fixed.
1.02 2017.07.17 Bug fixed in comparison results display.
1.01 2017.06.30 Minor interface improvements.
1.00 2017.06.15 First public release.