There is no strict file size limit, but we recommend that the file size of the benchmark text(s) and the comparison text(s) not exceed 512 KB (or approx. 170,000 characters). For better performance, we recommend splitting larger files into smaller ones (less than 128KB, or approx. 42500 characters). To work with larger files you can also use The sieve stand-alone software.
Yes. Your files will not be stored on our server.
Yes. There is a stand-alone version, available for download at The Sieve was funded by the University of California, San Diego Academic Senate and was developed by Jenny Huangfu and Leo Tindall. The copyright is held by Joshua Day and Sarah Schneewind, 2013. For further information about The Sieve, please visit