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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 KDiff3, Unison File Synchronizer, DiffMerge and Araxis Merge.

Beyond Compare alternatives are mainly Diff Tools but may also be Merge File Tools or File Sync Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Beyond Compare.
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  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

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    Cannot be added to context menu. Sometimes folder comparison doesn't work. Says empty folder.

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    Free, but doesn't do picture and hexadecimal.

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    doesn't compare archive files as folders

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    KDiff3

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

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    Most users think KDiff3 is a great alternative to Beyond Compare.

    As BC and unlike Meld, it align changes by adding lines, which is a key feature to visually compare code. Meld explicitly states it does not do that. kdiff3 also supports multiple platforms (as stated). Unfortunately, it does not support on-click line/block merging (merge from side to side visually) like Meld or BC.

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    its got lovely windows context menu file comparison option. it gets my vote.

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    I would like to suggest kdiff3 as the best alternative selection for Beyond compare, esp. folder compare and sync!

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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    Almost everyone thinks DiffMerge is a great alternative to Beyond Compare.
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    Araxis Merge

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.


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    Diff Checker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

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

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    FileMerge

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Xcode

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

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    Kaleidoscope

    • 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.

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    Meld - Mac Port

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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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    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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