Free Araxis Merge Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Araxis Merge is Meld, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Araxis Merge and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Araxis Merge are WinMerge (Free, Open Source), KDiff3 (Free, Open Source), Diffinity (Free) and Compare (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 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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      Meld vs Araxis Merge opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Meld is a great alternative to Araxis Merge.
      Nice visual look. Handy buttons to merge changes from one file to another.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Allows comparison of directories.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    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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      Layout doesn't point out the diffs in visually efficient way making it less productive in finding and settling differences between two files.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago


    3. 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(!
    4. 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.
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    5. Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor.

    6. 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.
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    7. 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.
    8. 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.


      No releases since October 2013: latest version, 4.2.0, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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