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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, Compare, Diff Checker and WinMerge 2011.

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.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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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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  2. Beyond Compare icon

    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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    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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    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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  4. Diff Checker icon

    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.

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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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    WinMerge JP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    WinMerge JP is a fork of original WinMerge that incorporates many own features including 3-way compare, high DPI support and many more.

    ⚫︎ PortableWinMerge JP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. TableTextCompare icon

    TableTextCompare

    • 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.

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  8. AptDiff icon

    AptDiff

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingAptDiff supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionAptDiff can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ PortableAptDiff can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20150826022017/http://www.code-tools.com/comparetwo.htm

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    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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    Diff Doc

    • 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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