Beyond Compare Alternatives for Windows

Popular Alternatives to Beyond Compare for Windows. Explore 25+ Windows apps like Beyond Compare, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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. If your looking for more info about Beyond Compare like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/16/2018 5:11:00 PM

Alternatives to Beyond Compare for Windows with any license

  • Meld

    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. You can browse and view a working copy from popular version control systems such such as CVS, Subversion, Bazaar-ng and Mercurial. Written with Python and GTK. Requirements: Python 2.6 GTK+/pygtk 2.14 GLib/pygobject 2.16 GtkSourceView/pygtksourceview 2.

    • Cannot be added to context menu. Sometimes folder comparison doesn't work. Says empty folder. Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, but doesn't do picture and hexadecimal. Guest • Jan 2016 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Python

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  • FreeFileSync

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the minimum amount of data needed. FreeFileSync is Open Source software, available for Windows, Linux and macOS.

    • Free File sync compares files, but really only to do a sync operation. Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FreeFileSync is used to sync files between computers, beyond compare is used to help users identify changes between file versions, Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FreeFileSync is used to sync files between computers, beyond compare is used to help users identify changes between file versions, Guest • Jun 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux openSUSE CentOS ... Ubuntu Debian

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  • 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 xdocdiff-Plugin you even can compare Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and some more files. After the death of the original project it was taken over by several forks, including WinMerge 2011 and https://alternativeto .

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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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 editor for comfortable solving of merge-conflicts, provides networktransparency via KIO, has options to highlight or hide changes in white-space or comments, supports Unicode, UTF-8 and other file encodings, prints differences, supports version control keyword and...

    • 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. Guest • Jan 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I would like to suggest kdiff3 as the best alternative selection for Beyond compare, esp. folder compare and sync! Guest • Feb 2016 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • WinMerge 2011

    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. WinMerge 2011 includes approximately the features from WinMerge mainstream trunk.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux PortableApps.com Wine

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  • Unison

    Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other. Unison shares a number of features with tools such as configuration management packages (CVS, PRCS, Subversion, BitKeeper, etc.), distributed filesystems (Coda, etc.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 and compare the text from Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), OpenDocument, PDF and RTF files. Compare images and binary files. Synchronize folders. Perform code reviews and audits. Work with folder hierarchies containing thousands of files.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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, including Unicode support. * Performs a side-by-side comparison of two folders. * Supports comparison of three files.

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

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Compare

    Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor. Features Side-by-side visual differencing Comparison against SVN database Highlight differences inside lines Navigation bar shows a map of compared files Moved line detection Easy navigation between differences Customizable results presentation

    • No option to align text lines, copy lines to and from each text being compared...just a host of things BeyondCompare does on a text compare level. Guest • Aug 2015 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Notepad++

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  • Diffinity

    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.

    Free Windows

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  • WinMerge JP

    WinMerge JP is a fork of original WinMerge that incorporates many own features including 3-way compare, high DPI support and many more. Differences from original WinMerge - Support for 3-way merge - Image compare/merge - Improved in-line diff algorithm - Displays only the differences when selecting diff context menu - Includes improved plugins - Includes frhed and 7-zip plugin - Support for jump list since Windows 7 - Improved drag&drop support

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • 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 ability to manually adjust line-matching and directly edit files. Diffuse can also retrieve revisions of files from Bazaar, CVS, Darcs, Git, Mercurial, Monotone, RCS, Subversion, and SVK repositories for comparison and merging.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 resolving conflicts that result from parallel or concurrent development.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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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 structures (for example, of software projects), and can keep them synchronized.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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  • Compare It!

    Easily compare and merge text files; compare doc, xls and pdf files; prepare comparison reports and printouts.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated, but last version, 4.2, released in November 2010, can be still bought from the official website and it's reportedly still working.

    Commercial 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.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 side-by-side view of the differences between two files, along with several innovative features such as diff bookmarks and a graphical map of differences for quick navigation.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Cygwin

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  • WinDiff

    WinDiff is a graphical file-comparison program published by Microsoft (from 1992[1]), and is distributed with certain versions of Microsoft Visual Studio as well as in source-code form with the Platform SDK code samples.

    Free Windows

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  • UltraCompare

    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. UltraCompare includes text compare, binary file compare with the capability to merge differences between compared files. Got folders? UltraCompare also supports Folder compare - including local/network directory compare, zip file compare , and FTP Compare.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 Visual Studio is two times faster; - Considerable acceleration of the first environment start after installing Code Compare. The text comparison interface of the application has been reworked to become more self-explanatory and user-friendly.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Text Comparator

    Text Comparator, is a portable tool that can be used to compare text from two distinct sources in order to see if they perfectly match or not each other! To identify differences in text, you can use a specialized application like Text Comparator, which displays two panes side by side for each text source and checks the text for matches automatically. It's a lightweight software utility for Windows which doesn't require installation.

    Free Windows

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  • Foldermatch

    FolderMatch is a program that compares directories and files, showing the differences clearly. -Easily, quickly, and reliably compare and synchronize two folders, two drives, or two computers. -Safely backup photos, emails, contacts, and documents. -See the exact text differences between two text files, Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or Rich Text (RTF) documents. -Find and remove all duplicate files on your machine.

    Commercial Windows

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  • File Synchronizer

    Great for synchronizing large collections of media files such as MP3s, Videos, etc... without copying every file. Save time by only copying the files that are new or different. Use "Clone Mode" to synchronize a folder to match a master folder. Friends swap music and videos all the time.

    Free Windows

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