Best Bang-For-The Buck I've Ever Purchased
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 04, 2019

Best Bang-For-The Buck I've Ever Purchased

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BeyondCompare

First off, let me disclose that I use Beyond Compare every day in my job as a DBA and SQL programmer. I recommend it to users every opportunity I get. I can't believe we haven't purchased an Enterprise license for it yet (I think one exists). We just have individual users requisition it from their respective department heads. Seems like something we need to buy en masse. It is my go-to choice for comparing SQL code, DDL, and just about anything.
  • Comparing database objects between test and production.
  • Comparing different versions of the code.
  • Clearly highlighting just the differences between text blocks.
  • Migration of differences from one source to another.
  • Copy and paste from spreadsheets, code editors, just about anything.
  • Don't love the printing options. They could be improved.
  • I haven't been able to figure out how to compare more than 2 objects at a time. Yes, that could be difficult, but it would come in handy once in a while.
  • Wish it had code editor formatting built-in, though these are all wishlist items. None of this is advertised by the product.
  • This is likely the biggest bang-for-the-buck software I've purchased. Saves me countless hours for under $100
  • As stated, we use this enough now to justify an Enterprise license.
  • For programmers, DBAs, and probably Accounting professionals, this does a great job of telling you what text is missing.
  • Notepad++
Beyond Compare beats WinMemge and Notepad++ hands down for finding differences.
I love to quickly paste code or DDL directly into the text editor. Comparing thousands of lines is as quick as the blink of an eye.

I have never figured out the folder or image compare. I'd like to see a video of how those are supposed to work.