Beyond Compare Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Beyond Compare for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Meld, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Beyond Compare and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Beyond Compare are Unison (Free, Open Source), DiffMerge (Free), Araxis Merge (Paid) and Kaleidoscope (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 15, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Most users think Meld is a great alternative to Beyond Compare.
      Free. but it lacks FTP compare function
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      Cannot be added to context menu. Sometimes folder comparison doesn't work. Says empty folder.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      doesn't compare archive files as folders
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Free, but doesn't do picture and hexadecimal.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    2. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.
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      It only compares two disks to each other. You cannnot compare just two files by choosing them by your own.
      Negative comment 9 months ago


    3. 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, including Unicode support.


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

      Almost everyone thinks DiffMerge is a great alternative to Beyond Compare.
    4. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Araxis Merge is a great alternative to Beyond Compare.
      • Mac
      • iPad
      Use Kaleidoscope to spot the differences in text and image files. Review changes in seconds with the worlds most advanced file comparison application.

    5. FileMerge lets you compare one file to another or one directory to another and merge the files or directories together.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Diff Checker is a free online diff tool that quickly and easily gives you the text differences between two files.
    6. Meld is a visual diff and merge tool targeted at developers. Meld helps you compare files, directories, and version controlled projects. It provides two- and three-way comparison of both files and directories, and has support for many popular version control systems.
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    7. P4Merge uses color coding to allow users to visualize the differences between file or images. It allows three-way merging among files, and shows side-by-side file/image comparison.
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    8. 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.
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