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WinMerge Alternatives

WinMerge is described as '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' and is a leading Diff Tool in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to WinMerge for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Meld, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinMerge are FreeFileSync, Beyond Compare, KDiff3 and Diffinity.

WinMerge alternatives are mainly Diff Tools but may also be Merge File Tools or File Sync Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinMerge.
This page was last updated Jun 29, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • PortableApps.com
  • Wine

WinMerge is an open source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files,...

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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.

    Meld vs WinMerge opinions
    Most users think Meld is a great alternative to WinMerge.

    compares three files. it can not only compare three directories but also merge them!

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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    Thats closest alternative on linux, is free and GUI is similar.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  2. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.



  3. 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.

    Beyond Compare vs WinMerge opinions
    Most users think Beyond Compare is a great alternative to WinMerge.

    Payed. WinMerge is free as in free beer.

    Negative comment over 1 year ago
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    Very slick; intuitive. I far prefer the side-by side layout to the Winmerge layout, and given the amount I use it am happy to pay.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Most awesome diff/merge tool I've ever used. Only downside is that it's a commercial product and too expensive for casual use.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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    Everything included for comparison between folders and across files including line by line cross check

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  4. KDiff3

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

    KDiff3 vs WinMerge opinions
    Most users think KDiff3 is a great alternative to WinMerge.

    solid cross platform utility

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    does not diff files (checksum)

    Negative comment almost 7 years ago
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    Lightweight, good 3 ways merge with 4 sub-windows. Really really visualization. I love it, it works from Linux, Windows to Mac.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  5. 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.

    Almost everyone thinks Diffinity is a great alternative to WinMerge.


  6. 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.

    WinMerge 2011 vs WinMerge opinions
    Almost everyone thinks WinMerge 2011 is a great alternative to WinMerge.
    samzqca

    It's the same original winmerge

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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  7. Compare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Notepad++

    Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor.

    Compare vs WinMerge opinions
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    Compares line by line for coding or config files.

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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  8. Araxis Merge

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Merge is the visual file comparison (diff), merging and folder synchronization application from Araxis. Use it to compare and merge source code, web pages, XML and other text files with native application performance.

  9. 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.

  10. Kaleidoscope

    • Mac
    • iPad

    Use Kaleidoscope to spot the differences in text and image files. Review changes in seconds with the worlds most advanced file comparison application.

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