TL;DR: FREE diff utility. An online tool that helps you more easily recognise the differences between two similar texts.Or any two texts for that matter
Here’s a neat “diff” utility for making quick assessments of where two texts differ.
How is this useful ? Well, for starters, if you are an affiliate, or use paypal, or moneybookers, or amazon… oh, wait, ANY online service, the providers might send you notifications from time to time, in which they show you LENGTHY paragraphs with already complex, legal expressions and terms, that make understanding the terms and conditions even harder. And if you receive just a few of those in the same day… your eyes will hurt if you have to go through a bunch of e-mails just to see what has changed in which provider’s terms.
If you’re an affiliate, the notifications about changed terms and conditions every advertiser, or the networks themselves will send out from time to time, again, will be time consuming to check for differences without a tool like this. So this tool will save you tons of time, and make your life a lot easier.
Simply copy the two texts and paste them into boxes 1 and 2 respectively, and click on “Check differences”.
The differences will be shown almost instantly, with intelligently colored boxes, red being the color of the paragraphs that have been present in the first text, but are no longer there in the second one (or they have been changed), green will be the color of the paragraphs that are new in the text (haven’t been included in the first text, but they are present in the second one), and black on white remains the color of the boxes that have text parts that have not been changed.
You don’t need to reload the page to clear the boxes and do another checking, just click on “Clear the boxes” button instead.
Give this little tool a try, and if you like it, do share this post with your friends. Let me know if you have anything to say about it, in the comments on this post.