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Beyond Compare

Easily compare files and folders on FTP, local and cloud storage with source control integration and 3-way merge support.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
Avg rating of 4.2 (17)| 22 comments

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Text file comparison
Folder comparison
3-way folder merge
3-way text merge
Folder synchronization
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Beyond Compare Features

  1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionBeyond Compare can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..

Beyond Compare information

  • Developed byScooter Software
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) ranging between $30 and $60.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.2 (17 ratings)
  • Alternatives57 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Our users have written 22 comments and reviews about Beyond Compare, and it has gotten 303 likes

Beyond Compare was added to AlternativeTo by DaveOnCode on and this page was last updated .

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menace97
  
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I am so happy to have purchased this (version 3) after using the trial quite a while ago. It is fantastic, for comparing so many different things. I use it for backing up, finding duplicates, keeping files that are the latest and dumping the older, seeing the various changes you have made in a document, slight changes of images using tolerance... the list goes on. I honestly am surprised at how many functions this helps my workflow while on the computer - I needed it for doing basic comparisons early on, but have found so many ways to use it in my workflow. It truly is "Beyond Compare" ;)

I am looking forward to trying the new 3-way-compare in version 4, and I will likely be upgrading to 4. Plus Scooter Software has excellent support. Highly recommended!

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rstarkov
  
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I seriously have no idea how I could possibly work without this tool. Never would have thought the need to compare files and directories would come up so often. I use it for things unrelated to programming several times every week (plus many times every day for programming work).

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rcobbe
  
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As far as I can tell, the Mac version of BeyondCompare doesn't support comparing a file or folder against a version control system. If this is a must-have feature for you, as it is for me, you'll want to look elsewhere.

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Megachip
  
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Didn't find anything better.

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Olorin
  
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One of the very best, most powerful file/folder synchronization applications around.

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johanvandemerwe
  
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I am using this software on both Windows and Linux for over 10 years now and I can't do without it. I think that every serious programmer should have at least this software in their toolset. The price of 30 USD (standard) or 60 USD (professional) per license is a very good investment. No returning license costs either.

And above all, it's very reliable software.

Disclaimer: I am a happy user of Beyond Compare and not affiliated to any one working at Scooter Software or their owners.

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numlycom
  
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A must-have utility for any serious software developer/programmer. I use Beyond Compare on a near-daily basis. Very reliable and solid.

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  • Diff Tool
  • Version Control
  • merge-folders
  • compare-pdf
  • merging

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    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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