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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.9 stars

    out of 115 votes

    • 5 star: 109
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current version:

    4.7 stars

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 20
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what is says it does"

    August 6, 2013  |   By jurgfella

    Version: Compare It 4

    Pros

    Easy to use, has clear options, performs well, has relatively clean HTML output, is inexpensive

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet.

    Summary

    While only having used this for a couple of weeks so far, as a legislative professional, I mostly need text comparison (as opposed to the letter-by-letter comparison that some coders prefer). So far this has worked as advertised. Clean, fast, inexpensive, I have not yet found a down side.

    Updated on Oct 31, 2013

    My only cautionary note is that I have found that occasionally the program misaligns certain files, creating virtual lines where there needn't be any. The problem persists despite running various options. However, since the program allows manual editing of the side-by-side results files, there is a way to overcome this limitation.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolutely masterful program"

    August 17, 2012  |   By Charleaux

    Version: Compare It 4

    Pros

    Best way to compare files
    Color coding makes the differences stand out
    Love the ability to generate reports to share

    Cons

    I haven't had a single issue.

    Summary

    We use this application to keep our settings consistent between development and production in our Oracle EPM environment, in addition to using it to keep our automatons for all our other systems in sync with updates. Best application bar none if you plan to work on files that have to be scattered all over but need maintenance.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I've been happily using this product for years"

    January 29, 2011  |   By pesche_h

    Version: Compare It 4

    Pros

    Straightforward, can handle many file types, flexible, compatible with TotalCommander, optional shell extension

    Cons

    no issues - if they are, they are usually fixed quickly

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great utility!"

    December 13, 2010  |   By brainsci

    Version: Compare It 4

    Pros

    Allows easy comparison of two sections of text, complete with color coding to make it easy to spot differences.

    Cons

    None that I can see.

    Summary

    I bought after using it once. The perfect tool for the one job it does.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent shareware utility"

    October 7, 2010  |   By royr222

    Version: Compare It 4

    Pros

    Very intuitive and well thought-out interface, very fast, makes merging code very easy.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about - suits my needs perfectly.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Nice But Limited"

    July 19, 2010  |   By khamma

    Version: Compare It 4

    Pros

    Very simple, easy to use and does a great job of comparing files - line by line - which is what I most needed.

    Cons

    It does NOT compare folders, only generates some kind of report - so it claims - but I haven't been able to get that function to work. Unfortunately I didn't realize its limitations until after I had purchased it.

    Summary

    Very disappointing to find the program unable to compare folders. I am here at download.com to download WinMerge - a freebie - that compares BOTH files AND folders. If all you need to compare is files this is a nice application, but not worth the $ when a free program outperforms it and the other similar shareware programs are more comprehensive.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Dows what it's suppose to do!"

    June 19, 2010  |   By Jobe1977

    Version: Compare It 4

    Pros

    Works Well.
    Finds the difference and display's it just as it should do.

    Cons

    The only cons is that it's not totally free...

    Summary

    I uses it, many user uses it...

    ..do you need it?, then use it!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best comparer I've seen - simple and functional"

    May 25, 2010  |   By Mad_Hollander

    Version: Compare It 4

    Pros

    A lot of features, very comfortale work

    Cons

    Syntax highlight is missed

    Summary

    I've been using this soft for 9 years and I've just bought it :-)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent product - Does it all at low cost."

    March 16, 2010  |   By rkreisel

    Version: Compare It 4

    Pros

    Integration of compare and sync is seamless

    Cons

    None. Great product.

    Summary

    Similar products offer less functionality at significantly higher prices.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great program, very useful!"

    March 3, 2010  |   By jandsm5321

    Version: Compare It 4

    Pros

    It has tons of features, including a great looking interface, it automatically compares what has changed and shows you where text was moved to, it has features to move one change to another file, or update the entire file.

    Cons

    Costs money.

    Summary

    They seem to have thought of every feature you could have in a program designed to compare two files. If you need this type of program, check this one out!

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