PDF Content Comparer

Intuitive, intelligent comparison of your PDFs.

Your PDFs contain actual content, not just text or images. i-net PDFC intelligently compares the content in your files. Any differences are shown in a visually gorgeous display, akin to holding up two pieces of paper to the light.

Version 4 Features

  • i-net PDFC Server with a web application to compare documents online (demo)
  • Print or save comparison results as PDF
  • Export differences as a report
  • Search inside PDF files
  • Display annotation
  • Show details of differences via context menu
  • SDK for Java and .NET developers
  • TaskPlanner to schedule single- and batch comparisons

Text. Images. Lines. Tables.

Compare the style and position of virtually every element a PDF file contains.

Your PDF files contain a lot of different content elements. i-net PDFC is special because it is aware of all of them. Page headers and footers and multi-column layout are detected and handled correctly.

Intuitive Usage

Intuitive Usage

See the differences at a single glance, jump right to the part of your document you are interested in. See the pages side-by-side or semi-transparently overlaying each other.

Easy Integration

With a Plus license, i-net PDFC can quickly be integrated into your own workflow. Use our extensive API or get things running via command-line. This makes i-net PDFC well-suited for being used within your favorite CI solution such as Hudson/Jenkins.

Content-aware

i-net PDFC compares lines, shapes, images as well as text

PDFC does not simply do a text conversion or pixel-by-pixel comparison which both lead to loss of information. We make a deep structure comparison including styles, shapes, and a lot more.

Powerful difference views

Intuitively view differences via the synchronized scrolling views side-by-side. Or check the differences as if you were holding two sheets of paper up to the light: semi-transparently one over the other.

Controlled sensitivity

Settings for the most needed options

There are not too many options - we only choose the ones that will really matter to you. You still have fine-grained control over every aspect of the comparison. And if you need even more control: the API has you covered.

Export and Report

Export the differences as report or original document with annotations

PDFC lets you create summary reports about the differences in the documents. Additionally you can print or export your PDFs with highlighted differences as new PDFs. Differences will be added as annotations as well.

Exclude the unnecessary

Create text-exclusion expressions - either plain text or regular expression

There is automatic detection (and manual settings) to avoid too many differences in headers or footers. You can even exclude text or regular expression patterns from the comparisons. Concentrate on what is significantly different in the documents.

Intuitive interface

Display and jump to annotations

The UI is as straightforward as it gets. Click markers on the scrollbar to jump right in. Select search results or annotations and you'll be brought there. Double-click a marker and get all the changes in plain text. Use the arrow keys to navigate back and forth.

Key Features

Comparing is as simple as dragging two PDFs into the compare window and clicking on the compare button. The result is a simple, intuitive overview of any differences detected in the two PDFs.

Instead of only comparing text in the PDFs, or converting the PDFs to images and comparing those pixel by pixel like other comparison tools, i-net PDFC can intelligently compare the actual content elements in your files.

i-net PDFC is a pure Java application. This means it runs on any platform with a Java Runtime Environment 81) - nearly every modern platform such as Windows, macOS, Solaris or Linux/Unix.

Version 4 Improvements for the Desktop Application

  • Improved page and zoom tools
  • Support for right-to-left (RTL) writing of text
  • Management of multiple comparison profiles
  • Compare plain text files
  • Plugin system for filters and document types
  • Change the differences marker color from the visibility tab

Let me say that i-net PDFC is awesome.

- AppFolio

We are trying i-net PDF Content Comparer, and I have to say it is so powerful.

- StateStreet

I have evaluated quite a number of different diff tools for comparing PDF documents. Your tool is outstanding for visualizing and synchronizing results - even with many insertions.

- COMPRION GmbH

Plus License Features

The following features enable you to integrate i-net PDFC into your own environment using build scripts, the API, or your favorite CI tool such as Hudson/Jenkins.

  • command line tool to compare PDF files or directories
    • Batch comparison of all documents in entire directories
    • share configuration with GUI and vice versa
    • fine-tuned comparison settings
    • output the difference pages as image files
    • print or create a PDF file containing the comparison results
  • no page number and page count limitation 2)
  • Supports JUnit
  • API and .NET API access to integrate PDFC in your own products
    • allows a broader access to core functions of PDFC to e.g. create custom result filters and resemble the command line functionality
    • i-net PDFC provides a library to be embedded in your server software or program.
    • OEM conditions may apply

Server License Features

Introduced in version 4, the i-net PDFC Server is a completely new way of working with PDFC. It has the same powerful comparison backend as the Desktop Application but allows access to multiple users with the ability for each user to store their own comparisons.

Using the REST-ful interface, services can create new comparisons, monitor their execution and handle the results.

See a sample at our demo website.

  • Export of results as PDFs
  • Sharing of comparison profiles and results
  • REST-ful interface for non-interactive and automated use or website integration
  • JUnit library to compare and verify documents using an i-net PDFC Server on the network, e.g. CI integrated tests
  • Statistics Module to monitor the server status and manage executed comparison jobs
  • Plugin system to add more filters and new document types

Web-based comparison

Document Selection

The document selection in the web application resembles the one from the desktop. It also displays information about quotas and the selected comparison profile.

Differences overview

Differences detection

The web application is powered by the same difference detection engine as the desktop counterpart and features the same synced scrolling mechanism too.

Detailed list of differences

Differences Details

The differences view can be accompanied by a list of all changes made to either document. A popup signals the summary of changes.

Comparison profiles

Comparison profiles

Version 4 comes with multiple pre-defined comparison profiles and allows the customization and creation of new profiles. Profiles can be shared for other users of the web application.

Export as PDF

Export as PDF

The export feature has been streamlined. It offers various options and creates an archivable PDF version of the current comparison.

Manage comparisons

Manage comparison profiles

Users can save and share comparisons with other logged in users of the web application. The management overview displays all the saved comparisons and their current state.

Get Support

We provide excellent, lightning-fast support, included in your license. We respond within 24 hours on weekdays, often even faster.

Licensing

Every license is bound to a single computer and can only be moved to another hardware with a license transfer. There is a free Trial Version available that allows unlimited testing for 30 days, including the GUI, Console and Server part.

The perpetual license allows one computer to use the purchased i-net PDFC major version for an unlimited time. The license includes all updates for this version.

The 1 year license allows the use of i-net PDFC for one year after activation for one computer. The license includes all updates for free within this period.

Standard

Desktop application to compare documents side-by-side.

Plus

Desktop application to compare documents side-by-side.

Command-line access for batch processing.

API access for integration in custom products.

Server

Desktop application to compare documents side-by-side.

Command-line access for batch processing.

API access for integration in custom products.

Web-based comparison for unlimited number of users.

Remote API access.

In addition, there are SaaS / Cloud, Enterprise and OEM licenses as well. Please get in contact with sales@inetsoftware.de if you are interested.

Trial Version

Testing i-net PDFC is easy: download the free Trial Version. It is not limited in its functionality and runs for 30 days. You can test the desktop application, console commands and server as well as integrate it into your test environment. We want you to be able to be certain that PDFC meets your requirements before you purchase. If you have any questions or suggestions about this, please contact us at pdfc@inetsoftware.de.

1)
i-net PDFC requires at least the Java 8 Runtime Environment, which you can download here.
2)
The GUI only allows one pair of PDF files to be compared at the same time and limits the amount of pages to be compared depending on the memory of your computer.
 

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