Beyond Compare Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Beyond Compare for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular 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), KDiff3 (Free, Open Source), Unison (Free, Open Source) and Diffinity (Free).

Easily compare files and folders on FTP, local and cloud storage with source control integration and 3-way merge support. If you're 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: 9/19/2020 3:59:00 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 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free. but it lacks FTP compare function Guest • Dec 2016 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • doesn't compare archive files as folders Guest • Jan 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, but doesn't do picture and hexadecimal. Guest • Jan 2016 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Python

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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. Since version 2.16 it's a a mirror release of a fork WinMerge JP. Features Visual differencing and merging of text files.

    • doesnt even show text differences Guest • Aug 2020 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's does most of what BC does. Guest • Nov 2015 • 1 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com Wine

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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 network transparency via KIO, - has options to highlight or hide changes in white-space or comments, - supports Unicode, UTF-8 and other file encodings, - prints differences, -...

    • its got lovely windows context menu file comparison option. it gets my vote. Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 3 agrees and 1 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 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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.

    • It only compares two disks to each other. You cannnot compare just two files by choosing them by your own. Guest • Sep 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source 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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  • 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.

    • Discontinued
      WinMerge2011 is unavailable https://bitbucket.org/jtuc/winmerge2011 sometime ago was talked to merge the change from winmerge2011 back to winmerge, and the same will happen to "WinMerge JP" fork and the 3-way File Comparison feature at some point in the future.

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com Wine

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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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  • 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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  • 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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