updated 11:50 am EDT, Thu March 20, 2008
Chipmunk file comparison
German developer Ruotger Skupin today unveiled Chipmunk 1.0, an application designed to find, compare, and delete exact duplicate files. The application performs a byte-by-byte comparison of the suspected duplicates to verify whether it is a true duplicate. Skupin claims that Chipmunk is quickly able to process hundreds of megabytes worth of information quickly. Chipmunk is currently available at an Easter discount of $20, and is normally $25.
"Chipmunk reduces the task of finding and removing duplicate files to a few mouse clicks," said Skupin. "I think Chipmunk gives the Mac user finally control over those gigabytes of old data he never dared to delete."