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  • Date Added:
    Aug. 31, 2017
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $30.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review

Beyond Compare is an app designed to provide you with a full suite of file management and comparison tools. The program allows you to compare files or folders on your system, so that you can manage your files appropriately. Beyond Compare can analyze any type of file on your system, elevating it above many of the competing products.


File types included: The primary advantage of Beyond Compare is that it looks at all types of files that are on your system. This actually makes it more useful for the standard user, as it gives you a useful tool for managing and syncing files and folders. Most file comparison programs are focused on text comparisons, which is a tool better suited to software developers.

Blazing-quick comparisons: Anything we asked Beyond Compare to do, it did quickly. The program was able to execute any actions promptly.

Comprehensive help features: The help feature was quite thorough and explained most of the functions of the program in a clear and easy to understand manner.


Increasing interface complexity: When you first start the program, the interface appears straightforward, with clear icons indicating the various tasks you can perform. However, the resulting interface that loads after that initial selection is much more complex. If you've never used a file management program before, Beyond Compare looks overwhelming and complicated at this stage. It is difficult to tell how to get started.

Bottom Line

Beyond Compare is a very powerful piece of software for file management and comparison. If you've never used this type of program before, it could be easily overwhelming. But you should be able to figure it out with the use of the help function.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Beyond Compare

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
  • Fixed WebDAV showing invalid subfolders with the same name as the parent folder.
  • View tab bar no longer shows "Select Tab" and "Close Other Tabs" commands if there is only one tab.
  • Updated various icons.
  • Improved handling of AENC, GEOB, and APIC tags.
  • Added "Minimum clip length" to clipboard manager to avoid saving passwords or other short text (defaults to 32).
  • Fixed display of custom display filter names (e.g. "[Differences]" instead of "Differences" when orphans not included).
  • Fixed UTF-8 reports not including a byte order mark, causing problems when importing them into Excel or viewing them in some web browsers.
  • Session Settings dialog's "Swap sides" button now also affects "Disable editing" checkboxes.
Publisher Scooter Software
Publisher web site
Release Date August 30, 2017
Date Added August 31, 2017
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.63MB
File Name BCompare-
Total Downloads 612,372
Downloads Last Week 798
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $30
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