Alternatives to Meld for all platforms with any license




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  • WinMerge icon

    WinMerge Discontinued

    WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • kdiff3 icon


    KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool which compares and merges two or three text input files or directories, shows the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Compare icon


    Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor. Features Side-by-side visual...

    Open Source Windows Notepad++

  • DiffMerge icon

    DiffMerge Discontinued

    DiffMerge is a graphical file comparison program for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix, published by SourceGear. * Integrates with Windows...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • P4Merge icon


    The Perforce Merge Tool, P4Merge, provides graphical three-way merging and side-by-side file comparisons. P4Merge allows users to...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

  • SmartSynchronize icon


    SmartSynchronize is a multi-platform file and directory compare tool. It allows you to compare files or perform 3-way-merges, both...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • FileMerge icon


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

    Free Mac Xcode

  • Araxis Merge icon

    Araxis Merge

    Merge is the visual file comparison (diff), merging and folder synchronization application from Araxis. Use it to compare and merge...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Kaleidoscope icon


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

    Commercial Mac

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  • Diffuse icon


    Diffuse is a small and simple text merge tool written in Python. With Diffuse, you can easily merge, edit, and review changes to your...

    Open Source Windows

  • DeltaWalker icon


    Intuitive, multi-platform application for two and three-way visual file and folder comparison. Use DeltaWalker to compare (diff) and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Kompare icon


    Kompare is a GUI front-end program that enables differences between source files to be viewed and merged. It can be used to compare...

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • 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...

    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...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    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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  • GNU Diff Utilities

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

    Open Source Linux

  • DiffPlug icon


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

    Freemium Windows

  • DiffFork icon

    DiffFork Discontinued

    DiffFork is a diff tool for Mac OS X. DiffFork can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual format. * Block...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

  • CompareMerge icon


    CompareMerge is a Mac OSX's software tool for file comparison and merging text-like files. It is useful for determining what has...

    Commercial Mac

  • Ediff

    Ediff is a comprehensive visual interface to Unix diff and patch utilities. Ediff provides a convenient way for simultaneous...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Tkdiff icon


    tkdiff is a graphical diff viewer based on the Tk framework. It is capable of inter-operating with source-control systems like CVS and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • ECMerge icon


    ECMerge is a comparison and synchronization tool with two and three-way merge for text and folders and difference on binary, text...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Workshare Compare icon

    Workshare Compare

    Workshare Compare is the leading document comparison software that lets you perform file comparison of two documents against multiple...

    Commercial Windows

  • FileSync icon


    File/folder synchronization utility for keeping files up to date.

    Commercial Windows

  • Changes icon


    Changes is a powerful application for comparing folders and the files they contain. Anyone who needs to see the differences between...

    Commercial Mac

  • VisualDiffer icon


    Visualize folders side-by-side and find immediately which files are different, colors help to understand the diff type. Colors...

    Commercial Mac

  • SemanticMerge icon


    SemanticMerge - The diff and merge tool that understands C#,, Java and now C

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • AptDiff icon

    AptDiff Discontinued

    AptDiff is a visual text / binary files comparison and merging utility for Windows.

    Free Windows

  • Guiffy SureMerge icon

    Guiffy SureMerge

    Guiffy is a diff merge tool and folder compare application and API. SureMerge is the most trustworthy source code 3-way merge tool...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Eclipse NetBeans

  • 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

Meld Comments


Comment by mohammadghasemi
about Meld Jul 2015

written in Python (PyGTK)


No patches

Negative Comment by DanMan
about Meld and WinMerge Oct 2013

Can not apply patches to files, just like all the other merge tools.


On linux, I prefer the pretty look of meld, but kdiff3 is m ...

Comment by thdox
about Meld Jun 2011

On linux, I prefer the pretty look of meld, but kdiff3 is more accurate and particularly more fast when comparing directories.


This is the prettiest diff display I've seen. Only wish it ...

Comment by endolith
about Meld Jun 2011

This is the prettiest diff display I've seen. Only wish it had binaries for Windows. It apparently runs, but you have to jump through a lot of hoops (