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Kaleidoscope Alternatives

Kaleidoscope is described as 'Use Kaleidoscope to spot the differences in text and image files. Review changes in seconds with the worlds most advanced file comparison application' and is a Diff Tool in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Kaleidoscope for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is WinMerge, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kaleidoscope are Meld, Beyond Compare, KDiff3 and Diffinity.

Kaleidoscope alternatives are mainly Diff Tools but may also be Merge File Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Kaleidoscope.
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  1. WinMerge icon

    WinMerge

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Wine

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableWinMerge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWinMerge can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    File Comparison
  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingMeld supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Folder comparsion


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    Beyond Compare

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionBeyond Compare can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Text file comparison
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    KDiff3

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

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    Diffinity

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingDiffinity supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ PortableDiffinity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Compare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Notepad++

    Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor.

    ⚫︎ PortableCompare can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Settings
  7. Araxis Merge icon

    Araxis Merge

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

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    FileMerge

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Xcode

    FileMerge lets you compare one file to another or one directory to another and merge the files or directories together.

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    Meld - Mac Port

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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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    WinMerge 2011

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Wine

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableWinMerge 2011 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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