Beyond Compare 2.2.7 - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Beyond Compare

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • CCleaner
    Clean up junk files and invalid Registry entries.
    Download Or, Learn More About CCleaner

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Advanced SystemCare
    Tune up and maintain your PC, with anti-spyware, privacy protec...
    Download Or, Learn More About Advanced SystemCare

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WinRAR (32-bit)
    Take full control over RAR and ZIP archives, along with unpacki...
    Download Or, Learn More About WinRAR (32-bit)

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Download App
    Keep the software on your Windows computer up-to-date and runni...
    Download Or, Learn More About Download App

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • MiniTool Partition ...
    Move, resize, copy, explore, and recover hard disk drive partit...
    Download Or, Learn More About MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WinRAR (64-bit)
    Take full control over RAR and ZIP archives, along with unpacki...
    Download Or, Learn More About WinRAR (64-bit)

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • SlimDrivers Free
    Update PC drivers automatically using cloud technology.
    Download Or, Learn More About SlimDrivers Free

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Wise Care 365 Free
    Clean and optimize Windows registry, remove junk from hard driv...
    Download Or, Learn More About Wise Care 365 Free

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • DriverMax
    Download and update all your Windows drivers, back them up, and...
    Download Or, Learn More About DriverMax

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Glary Utilities
    Fix, speed up, maintain, and protect your PC.
    Download Or, Learn More About Glary Utilities

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Wise Registry Clean...
    Clean registry junks, repair Windows errors, and keep your PC a...
    Download Or, Learn More About Wise Registry Cleaner

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WinZip
    Zip and unzip files, protect them by encryption, connect to clo...
    Download Or, Learn More About WinZip

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • ARO 2013
    Repair registry errors, remove "junk" files, and ensure your PC...
    Download Or, Learn More About ARO 2013

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • VLC Media Player Po...
    Play audio and video files on the go.
    Download Or, Learn More About VLC Media Player Portable

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Wise Disk Cleaner
    Scan for junk files and remove them from a Windows system.
    Download Or, Learn More About Wise Disk Cleaner

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • 7-Zip
    Archive files in different formats and manage them.
    Download Or, Learn More About 7-Zip

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Pandora Recovery
    Find, preview and restore permanently deleted files.
    Download Or, Learn More About Pandora Recovery

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • DAEMON Tools Lite
    Get a virtual DVD-ROM emulator based on a SCSI miniport driver.
    Download Or, Learn More About DAEMON Tools Lite

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • SuperOneClick
    Root your Android phone with a simple application.
    Download Or, Learn More About SuperOneClick

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • SwiftSearch
    Search and find required files on PC.
    Download Or, Learn More About SwiftSearch

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Recuva Portable
    Recover files deleted from your Windows computer.
    Download Or, Learn More About Recuva Portable

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Recuva
    Recover files deleted from your Windows computer.
    Download Or, Learn More About Recuva

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Speccy Portable
    List out your PC's components and solve the related problems.
    Download Or, Learn More About Speccy Portable

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Windows 7 USB/DVD D...
    Create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on removable media.
    Download Or, Learn More About Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.7 stars

    out of 94 votes

    • 5 star: 79
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current version:

    4.9 stars

    out of 40 votes

    • 5 star: 40
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-10 of 38

  • 5.0 stars

    "Works the way you want. I've never seen a better 'compare' on any platform."

    April 12, 2005  |   By jrobino

    Version: Beyond Compare 2.2.7

    Pros

    A magnitude better than Windiff.

    This is a surprisingly difficult task made to look easy.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best comprising tools on the market"

    April 11, 2005  |   By MaxK

    Version: Beyond Compare 2.2.7

    Pros

    Very flexible & customizable. Has free plug-ins with open interface. UI is clean and intuitive. Fast!

    Cons

    Very few and insignificant - just a matter of taste not really "cons"

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "An essential"

    April 6, 2005  |   By ab762

    Version: Beyond Compare 2.2.7

    Pros

    Windows context menu integration is A-number-1! Manual synchronization helps with hard-to-follow changes.

    Cons

    XML compare would be a great addition.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Nice software!"

    April 5, 2005  |   By mbradford

    Version: Beyond Compare 2.2.7

    Pros

    I use this to keep my desktop, server and laptop in sync. It is the best software I have found to do this job. Once it is set-up it only takes a few clicks to do the job.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "As close to perfect as possible..."

    March 28, 2005  |   By ereich1217

    Version: Beyond Compare 2.2.7

    Pros

    This is an awesome product. I have been using it since version 1.1 and I don't know how I ever lived without this product. I started using this at my job and I bought a copy for home. Every person I have shown this product to has started using it. When version 2 was released I couldn't believe that they had actually made it better. The UI on this product is incredibly intuitive and easily customizable. Obviously they use their own product.

    Cons

    Occasionally the product will hang, although this is less frequent with each release.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "This program is BETTER than you can imagine!"

    March 28, 2005  |   By Perion

    Version: Beyond Compare 2.2.7

    Pros

    I'm not one to usually bother messing with reviews but this utility is so useful I'll make an exception. Geese, I even bought it (:

    I'm a programmer myself and I can tell you one thing - this sucker is VERY well designed and coded. My hat's off to everyone that had anything to do with its development. I've even used some of the controls design found in Beyond Compare as a teaching tool for how to design an effective and yet aesthetic user interface. This program has so many features (yet, still pretty easy to master) I really haven't scratched the surface of what all it can be used for. Last night I used it to go thru a huge set of files and folders and find some very subtle changes that had crept in and were causing a industrial machine's HMI to display gibberish. Sometimes I use it to take snapshots of the Windows Registry before and after a task and then analyze how the task modified it. I also use it to keep some important folder/file structures on several PCs synchronized and up-to-date.

    There are quite a few third party plugins freely available at Scooter Software's web site that further extend its abilities. If you have any doubts about Beyond Compare just check out the user forum at Scooter Software's website and see for yourself. Or better yet, download it and try it out.

    [BTW - I would have gone for a good bit more than the $30 cost but then I would have probably had to deliver this little speel to my boss and the purchasing dept where I work since I use it there a lot too.]

    Cons

    The cons of Beyond Compare??? I'll let ya know if I find one.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "This is an incredible program!"

    March 23, 2005  |   By Bobobob

    Version: Beyond Compare 2.2.7

    Pros

    It is easy to use. It works great. It is customizable. I use it all the time. Once I found it for work, I had to buy it for home. I can't imagine being without it now, and wish I had found it long ago. I recommend it to everyone.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Best file and directory comparison tool currently on the market"

    March 6, 2005  |   By a.becker

    Version: Beyond Compare 2.2.7

    Pros

    Some key features of Beyond Compare are:

    1 The ability to save comparisons and to apply specific filters and rules to each one

    2 The ability to compare both files and directories and to be able to toggle subdirectory results with the same window.

    3 The ability to export statistics or reports on comparisons in various formats (XML, HTML, TEXT)

    4 The ability to edit text within a file comparison and/or copy/move text from one file to the other

    5 The presence of shell extensions which allow comparisons from anywhere in Windows

    6 The ability to show/hide orphan, unchanged, and changed files easily

    7 The presence of plugins for specific file types

    8 Fast and reliable performance

    9 A reasonable price

    10 An intuitive and well laid out GUI

    11 Excellent support.

    Other top tools in this category are:

    - DiffDog from Altova (missing feature 1,9)

    - FolderMatch from Salty Brine (missing feature 2)

    - Merge from Araxis (weak on features 2,9)

    - UltraCompare from IDM (newer product missing a number of bells and whistles)

    Cons

    Some features which other products have which Beyond Compare does not have:

    - three way comparisons (Merge)

    - sophisticated XML comparisons (DiffDog)

    - Visual Source Safe plugin (Merge)

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Truly An Awesome Product"

    March 5, 2005  |   By Andy65

    Version: Beyond Compare 2.2.7

    Pros

    It is one of those products that continually delights as you discover some new functionality that does just exactly what you need to do when you need it. This is by far and away the most useful piece of software I have ever bought.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Good stuff!"

    February 28, 2005  |   By warnergt

    Version: Beyond Compare 2.2.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is a great compare application.
    However, I can't connect to their site to buy it!

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1-10 of 38

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Beyond Compare 2.2.7
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for Beyond Compare

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

This download is served from an external site

close

NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

Continue to download

Sponsored Products

Or, Learn More About Beyond Compare

Installed

Smart Install
Beyond Compare