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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 Linux Mac Windows BSD Python Xfce

  • Beyond Compare icon

    Beyond Compare

    Beyond Compare allows you to compare files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your...

    Commercial Linux Mac Windows

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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 Linux Mac Windows

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    SyncToy

    SyncToy is a free PowerToy designed by Microsoft, that provides an easy to use graphical user interface that can automatically synchronize local or network files and folders, but not WebDAV-, "Windows Mobile" files or...

    Free Windows

  • 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++

  • WinMerge 2011 icon

    WinMerge 2011

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

    Open Source Linux Windows Wine

  • DiffMerge icon

    DiffMerge

    DiffMerge is a graphical file comparison program for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix, published by SourceGear. * Integrates with Windows Explorer; adds a shortcut to the context menu. * Compatible with different character encodings...

    Free Linux Mac Windows

    • Discontinued No releases since October 2013: latest version, 4.2.0, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    P4Merge

    The Perforce Merge Tool, P4Merge, provides graphical three-way merging and side-by-side file comparisons. P4Merge allows users to visualize the differences between file versions. P4Merge uses color coding to simplify the process of...

    Free Linux Mac Windows

  • Diffinity icon

    Diffinity

    A diff and merging tool with focus on accurate and easy to read source code diffs.

    Free Windows

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    ViceVersa

    ViceVersa does File Synchronization, File Replication, File Backup and File Comparison. It can automatically verify data using a CRC32 checksum. ViceVersa lets you synchronize files, replicate folders, perform backups and do file...

    Freemium Windows

  • FileMerge icon

    FileMerge

    FileMerge lets you compare one file to another or one directory to another and merge the files or directories together.

    Free Mac Xcode

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    SmartSynchronize

    SmartSynchronize is a multi-platform file and directory compare tool. It allows you to compare files or perform 3-way-merges, both with the ability to edit the file contents. SmartSynchronize is specialized in comparing directory...

    Free Personal Linux Mac Windows

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    mergely

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

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Code Compare icon

    Code Compare

    Code Compare is a free file and folder merge tool from Devart. New version of Code Compare comes with significantly increased startup speed: - Standalone application start is two times faster; - Opening a file comparison document in...

    Freemium Windows

  • Kaleidoscope icon

    Kaleidoscope

    Use Kaleidoscope to spot the differences in text and image files. Review changes in seconds with the worlds most advanced file comparison application.

    Commercial Mac

  • 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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    Araxis Merge

    Merge is the visual file comparison (diff), merging and folder synchronization application from Araxis. Use it to compare and merge source code, web pages, XML and other text files with native application performance. Directly open...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • DeltaWalker icon

    DeltaWalker

    Intuitive, multi-platform application for two and three-way visual file and folder comparison. Use DeltaWalker to compare (diff) and merge files and to compare and synchronize folders. With DeltaWalker Standard edition you can: ...

    Commercial Linux Mac Windows

  • ExamDiff Pro icon

    ExamDiff Pro

    ExamDiff Pro is a powerful, intuitive, and easy to use visual side-by-side comparison tool for comparing and merging text and binary files, and directories.

    Commercial Windows

  • Diff Checker icon

    Diff Checker

    Diff Checker is a free online diff tool that quickly and easily gives you the text differences between two files.

    Free Linux Web / Cloud

  • Kompare icon

    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

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    Compare It!

    Easily compare and merge text files; compare doc, xls and pdf files; prepare comparison reports and printouts.

    Commercial Windows

  • Riff

    riff - A diff filter highlighting which parts of lines have changed Riff is a wrapper around diff that highlights not only which lines have changed, but also which parts of the lines that have changed. Usage ===== git diff |...

    Open Source Linux Mac

  • WinMerge JP icon

    WinMerge JP

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

    Open Source Windows

  • DiffPlug icon

    DiffPlug

    DiffPlug is a free text editor/differ and image viewer/differ. Purchasing a license allows you to diff other kinds of files such as Simulink.

    Freemium Windows

  • Text compare! icon

    Text compare!

    Text compare! is a online diff tool that allows you to easily spot the differences between to texts. Just paste two texts and hit the compare button. The two texts are shown side by side, with differences highlighted. It highlights...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    DiffFork

    DiffFork is a diff tool for Mac OS X. DiffFork can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual format. * Block Guide and Scrolling in Sync. * Differences with Background Colors. * Visual Feedback. * Edit in...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.1.9.2, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Diff Doc icon

    Diff Doc

    Compare Files Using ' Diff Doc' a visual file compare and folder compare utility that creates a detailed file diff. File comparison can optionally be done with the command line. Compare Word and Compare XLS files in addition...

    Commercial Windows

  • UltraCompare icon

    UltraCompare

    UltraCompare Professional is folder/file compare utility loaded with features to enable you to compare text files and folders, word documents, and even zip files and jar archives. UltraCompare includes text compare, binary file...

    Commercial Linux Mac Windows

  • CompareMerge icon

    CompareMerge

    CompareMerge is a Mac OSX's software tool for file comparison and merging text-like files. It is useful for determining what has changed between versions, and then merging changes between versions. Functions of the...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • Foldermatch icon

    Foldermatch

    FolderMatch is a program that compares directories and files, showing the differences clearly. -Easily, quickly, and reliably compare and synchronize two folders, two drives, or two computers. -Safely backup photos, emails...

    Commercial Windows

  • WellCompareDir icon

    WellCompareDir

    WellCompareDir is a tool to compare and select images with the same name from two folders, and copy to a third folder. - Compare images before and after batch modifications of contrast, color balance, white balance and such. -...

    Open Source Windows

  • Tkdiff icon

    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 Linux Mac Windows

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