Ediff Alternatives

    Ediff is described as 'comprehensive visual interface to Unix diff and patch utilities' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ediff for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Meld, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ediff are WinMerge (Free, Open Source), Beyond Compare (Paid), KDiff3 (Free, Open Source) and Compare (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 8, 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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    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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    3. 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.
    4. 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(!
    5. Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor.


    6. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • KDE
      Kompare is a graphical diff and merge tool targeting developers. It allows users to compare two different text files or two directories.
    7. Meld is a visual diff and merge tool targeted at developers. Meld helps you compare files, directories, and version controlled projects. It provides two- and three-way comparison of both files and directories, and has support for many popular version control systems.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      SemanticMerge - The diff and merge tool that understands C#, Vb.net, Java and now C
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Cygwin
      tkdiff is a graphical diff viewer based on the Tk framework. It is capable of inter-operating with source-control systems like CVS and Subversion to show differences between a local copy and a repository version.
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