Best file comparison tool
October 09, 2022

Best file comparison tool

Bushra Mansoor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Beyond Compare

We use Beyond Compare for daily use in order to quickly compare code files. Its one of the oldest and most mature tool available in the market. All of our engineering team rely on Beyond Compare when we need to have an overall comparison. The plus point of Beyond Compare is the support for Excel sheet comparison and binary file comparison.
  • Highlight specific lines, quickly copy/merge diff lines at a click of a button
  • Allows you to have diff/merge in the same window.
  • Compare large folders with multiple files, have a summary of differences.
  • Freeware is not available, we have to buy the license after 30 days.
  • Syntax highlight for well known programming languages should be provided i.e. Java, C#, C++
  • Sometimes slows down when working with huge files
  • Difference/Merge option on click of a button
  • Find/Replace option in comparison mode
  • Summary view of differences in case of folder comparison
  • We haven't seen any negative impact

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Best for programmers, engineers to quickly compare different versions of the code before merging to master.
Helpful to work with large variety of file extensions. (i.e. txt, binary, excel etc.)
Not really helpful for managers/senior team members who are most likely aiming to have a report or summary of the overall changes.