Alternatives to Beyond Compare for all platforms with Open Source License

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  • WinMerge icon

    WinMerge

    WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle. 32 languages. With the...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Works smoothly on Windows 8.1, but the last version, 2.14.0, was released on February 3rd, 2013. https://alternativeto.net/software/winmerge-2011/ is an updated fork of the project.
  • Meld icon

    Meld

    Meld is a visual diff and merge tool. You can compare two or three files and edit them in place (diffs update dynamically). You can compare two or three folders and launch file comparisons. You can browse and view a working copy from...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Python Xfce

    • Free, but doesn't do picture and hexadecimal.
      Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    kdiff3

    KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool which compares and merges two or three text input files or directories, shows the differences line by line and character by character, provides an automatic merge-facility, has an...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • I would like to suggest kdiff3 as the best alternative selection for Beyond compare, esp. folder compare and sync!
      Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • As BC and unlike Meld, it align changes by adding lines, which is a key feature to visually compare code. Meld explicitly states it does not do that. kdiff3 also supports multiple platforms (as stated). Unfortunately, it does not support on-click line/block merging (merge from side to side visually) like Meld or BC.
      Guest • 6 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Compare icon

    Compare

    Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor. Features Side-by-side visual differencing Comparison against SVN database Highlight differences inside lines Navigation bar...

    Open Source Windows Notepad++

    • No option to align text lines, copy lines to and from each text being compared...just a host of things BeyondCompare does on a text compare level.
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • WinMerge 2011 icon

    WinMerge 2011

    WinMerge 2011 series is a fork of the original WinMerge application that compiles without ATL/MFC dependencies.

    Open Source Windows Linux Wine

  • mergely icon

    mergely

    Merge is an online merge and diff tool that allows you to share and save your documents.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Diffuse icon

    Diffuse

    Diffuse is a small and simple text merge tool written in Python. With Diffuse, you can easily merge, edit, and review changes to your code. Diffuse is able to compare an arbitrary number of files side-by-side and gives users the...

    Open Source Windows

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    Kompare

    Kompare is a GUI front-end program that enables differences between source files to be viewed and merged. It can be used to compare differences on files or the contents of folders, and it supports a variety of diff formats and provide...

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • Meld - Mac Port icon

    Meld - Mac Port

    This is actually Meld itself ported to Mac. Doesn't require X and keybinding changed to be adapt Mac shortcuts.

    Open Source Mac

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    Tkdiff

    tkdiff is a graphical diff viewer based on the Tk framework. It is capable of inter-operating with source-control systems like CVS and Subversion to show differences between a local copy and a repository version. It provides a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    WinMerge JP

    WinMerge JP is a fork of original WinMerge that incorporates many own features including 3-way compare.

    Open Source Windows

  • GNU Diff Utilities

    GNU Diffutils is a package of several programs related to finding differences between files.

    Open Source Linux

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  • xxdiff

    xxdiff is a QT based graphical file and directories comparator and merge tool. It provides comparing two files, three files.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Ediff

    Ediff is a comprehensive visual interface to Unix diff and patch utilities. Ediff provides a convenient way for simultaneous browsing through the differences between a pair (or a triple) of files or buffers (which are called...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • GumTreeDiff

    GumTree is a complete framework to deal with source code as trees and computing differences between them.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Java