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...

    • 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.

    • 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...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    • 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.
  • 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...

    • 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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  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Compare

    Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor. Features Side-by-side visual differencing Comparison against SVN...

    • 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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  • 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...

    Free Open Source 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...

    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.

    Commercial Windows

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    • 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.

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