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    Riff Alternatives

    Riff is described as 'A diff filter highlighting which parts of lines have changed' and is a Diff Tool in the development category. There are eight alternatives to Riff for Mac, Linux, Windows, BSD and Python. The best alternative is Meld, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Riff are KDiff3, Meld - Mac Port, GNU Diff Utilities and DiffMerge.

    Riff is mainly a Diff Tool but alternatives to it may also be Merge File Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Riff.
    This page was last updated May 15, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    A diff filter highlighting which parts of lines have changed.
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    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.
    2. KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

    3. 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.
    4. GNU Diffutils is a package of several programs related to finding differences between files.
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    5. DiffMerge is a graphical file comparison program for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix, published by SourceGear.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.0, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website

    6. Visualize folders side-by-side and find immediately which files are different, colors help to understand the diff type. Colors identify older, modified and newer files.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Ediff is a comprehensive visual interface to Unix diff and patch utilities.
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    7. Difftastic is a diff tool that compares files based on their syntax. It supports over 20 programming languages and when it works, it's fantastic.
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