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Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 97 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.2.22384
  • Total Downloads:
    589,205
  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $30.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    20.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,186
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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 4.0.0.18847.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2.2.22384
  • Installer now registers BCompare.exe in the App Paths registry key so it can be used from the Windows Run dialog or ShellExecute without a path.
  • Added SHA-256 code signatures to pdftotext.exe and patch.exe.
General
Publisher Scooter Software
Publisher web site http://www.scootersoftware.com/
Release Date May 19, 2017
Date Added May 22, 2017
Version 4.2.2.22384
Category
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 20.64MB
File Name BCompare-4.2.2.22384.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 589,205
Downloads Last Week 1,186
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $30

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