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Apps with 'Folder Comparison' feature

  1. WinSCP, a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows, copies files between a local and remote computer. It supports also FTPS, SCP and WebDAV. It offers easy to use GUI for all common file operations and a powerfull automation with .NET assembly.

  2. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.



  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 files, and generate reports for your records.

    Text file comparison
  6. KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

  7. Diffinity is a diff and merging tool with focus on accurate and easy to read source code diffs. It will compare the content of two files and present the differences in an easy to read line by line and char by char basis.

  8. 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.

  9. WinMerge 2011 series is a fork of the original WinMerge application that compiles without ATL/MFC dependencies to enable zero-budget developers to build WinMerge from sources using Visual C++ Express editions.

  10. DirEqual is a Folder Compare Tool that makes it extremely easy to compare local files and folders on your Mac.

  11. 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.

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

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.0, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website

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  13. 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.

  14. Create Synchronicity is a nice, lightweight backup program with a very user-friendly - yet powerful - interface, that synchronizes files and folders extremely quickly (it can even recognize paths such as "MyUSB"\MyFolder, and locate the USB drive called...

    Discontinued

    The project is on a long hiatus. Last version, 6.0, released in March 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Sync Profiles
  15. Intuitive, multi-platform application for two and three-way visual file and folder comparison.