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WinDiff Alternatives for Mac

WinDiff is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Beyond Compare. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DiffPlug. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to WinDiff and five of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to WinDiff are DirEqual, Diff Checker and CompareMerge.

WinDiff 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 WinDiff.
This page was last updated Jun 28, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. 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.

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    Intuitive interface many options for looking at the data such that it makes sense to the end user, easy to determine the next step for the user based on their initial objective. I love the drag and drop from either side to the other and the way it displays the status of the job in real time.

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  2. DirEqual

    • Mac

    DirEqual is a Folder Compare Tool that makes it extremely easy to compare local files and folders on your Mac.

  3. Diff Checker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Diff Checker is a free online diff tool that quickly and easily gives you the text differences between two files.

  4. CompareMerge

    • Mac

    CompareMerge is a Mac OSX's software tool for file comparison and merging text-like files.

  5. DiffPlug

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DiffPlug is a free text editor/differ and image viewer/differ. Purchasing a license allows you to diff other kinds of files such as Simulink.

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