Changes is described as 'powerful application for comparing folders and the files they contain. Anyone who needs to see the differences between folders or files - particularly software and web developers - will find Changes useful' and is a Diff Tool in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Changes for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and BSD. The best alternative is Meld, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Changes are WinMerge (Free, Open Source), Beyond Compare (Paid), KDiff3 (Free, Open Source) and Diffinity (Free).
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. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.
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.
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.