Alternatives to Meld for all platforms with any license

  • 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.
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    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 Mac Windows Linux

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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

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  • 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++

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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 Mac Windows Linux

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    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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Last version from 2013, see http://www.sourcegear.com/diffmerge/webhelp/chapter_release_notes.html
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    WinMerge 2011

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

    Open Source Windows Linux Wine

  • Diffinity icon

    Diffinity

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

    Free 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

  • 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

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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 Mac Windows Linux

  • 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 source code, web pages, XML and other text files with native application performance. Directly open...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    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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    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 Mac Windows Linux

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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

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    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

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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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  • 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 Mac 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

  • 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

  • DiffFork icon

    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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Mac Windows Linux

  • ECMerge icon

    ECMerge

    ECMerge is a comparison and synchronization tool with two and three-way merge for text and folders and difference on binary, text, images and folders, locally, via FTP/S, SFTP or in version controls. For Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and...

    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 modified versions. Workshare makes the process of editing, revising and comparing documents fast...

    Commercial Windows

  • FileSync icon

    FileSync

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Changes icon

    Changes

    Changes is a powerful application for comparing folders and the files they contain. Anyone who needs to see the differences between folders or files - particularly software and web developers - will find Changes useful. Changes is...

    Commercial Mac

  • VisualDiffer icon

    VisualDiffer

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

    Commercial Mac

  • SemanticMerge icon

    SemanticMerge

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

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • AptDiff icon

    AptDiff

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

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20150826022017/http://www.code-tools.com/comparetwo.htm

Meld Comments

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Comment by mohammadghasemi
about Meld Jul 2015

written in Python (PyGTK)

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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.

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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.

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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 (http://live.gnome.org/Meld/Windows)

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