WinDiff Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to WinDiff for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is WinMerge, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to WinDiff and 12 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to WinDiff are Beyond Compare (Paid), Compare (Free, Open Source), WinMerge 2011 (Free, Open Source) and WinMerge JP (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 20, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    3. Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor.
    4. 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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    5. 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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Diff Checker is a free online diff tool that quickly and easily gives you the text differences between two files.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Self-Hosted
      "TableTextCompare" (TTC) is a small utility that provides easy comparison of two-tab-delimited or comma-delimited (csv) files, to determine the difference between the two files. Creates a TXT file report.
    6. AptDiff is a visual text / binary files comparison and merging utility for Windows. It is highly useful for web designers, software developers, and other professionals.


      The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      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.
      • Windows
      Compare Files Using ' Diff Doc' a visual file compare and folder compare utility that creates a detailed file diff. File comparison can optionally be done with the command line. Compare Word and Compare XLS files in addition to PDF, txt, rtf, htm
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