Open Source WinMerge Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to WinMerge is Meld, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to WinMerge and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to WinMerge are KDiff3 (Free, Open Source), WinMerge 2011 (Free, Open Source), Compare (Free, Open Source) and WinMerge JP (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 17, 2021

    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.
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      Meld vs WinMerge opinions
      Most users think Meld is a great alternative to WinMerge.
      Thats closest alternative on linux, is free and GUI is similar.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      compares three files. it can not only compare three directories but also merge them!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    2. KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool which - compares and merges two or three text input files or directories, - shows the differences line by line and character by character(!
      KDiff3 vs WinMerge opinions
      Most users think KDiff3 is a great alternative to WinMerge.
      solid cross platform utility
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      Lightweight, good 3 ways merge with 4 sub-windows. Really really visualization. I love it, it works from Linux, Windows to Mac.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      does not diff files (checksum)
      Negative comment over 6 years ago


    3. 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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      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 almost 4 years ago

    4. Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor.
      Compare vs WinMerge opinions
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      Compares line by line for coding or config files.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    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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    6. 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.
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    7. Diffuse is a small and simple text merge tool written in Python. With Diffuse, you can easily merge, edit, and review changes to your code.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • KDE
      Kompare is a graphical diff and merge tool targeting developers. It allows users to compare two different text files or two directories.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Merge is an online merge and diff tool that allows you to share and save your documents.
    8. GNU Diffutils is a package of several programs related to finding differences between files.
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