Beyond Compare Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Beyond Compare for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Beyond Compare are WinMerge (Free, Open Source), Unison (Free, Open Source), Diffinity (Free) and Compare (Free, Open Source).

    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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      Meld vs Beyond Compare opinions
      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 over 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. 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.
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      Most users think WinMerge is a great alternative to Beyond Compare.
      doesnt even show text differences
      Negative comment 12 months ago

      It's does most of what BC does.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago


    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.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

    4. 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.
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    5. Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor.
      Compare vs Beyond Compare opinions
      Some users think Compare is a great alternative to Beyond Compare, some don't.
      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.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago


    6. 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.
    7. 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.
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    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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Araxis Merge is a great alternative to Beyond Compare.
    9. WinMerge JP is a fork of original WinMerge that incorporates many own features including 3-way compare, high DPI support and many more.
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    10. 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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