Compare It!

Compare It!

Average User Rating:
4.9
out of 116 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.04
  • Total Downloads:
    158,296
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 25, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    277
  • Platform:
    Windows

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  • Current Version

    5.0

    out of 92 votes

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    • 4 star 3
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  • All Versions

    4.9

    out of 116 votes

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    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 0
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5 stars

"Great program that gets better with each release"

December 16, 2009  |  By MoltenChaos

 |  Version: Compare It! 3.04

Pros

Compare It!, IMHO, has a very logical and easy to learn interface, just as it ought to be.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

Fantastic tool for programmers and those that need to compare 2 versions of ANY file and then selectively apply any changes from/to either one. It's saved my butt on several occasions.

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5 stars

"Very Good. Sometimes, a lifesaver."

February 06, 2008  |  By eharrell55

 |  Version: Compare It! 3.04

Pros

Easy to use. Display of file differences are easy to understand. I use this with Dreamweaver to identify web page updates and help keep web sites synchronized.

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5 stars

"Very good! Highly Recommend"

January 26, 2008  |  By TommyJW

 |  Version: Compare It! 3.04

Pros

Love this software. It has a scroll bar on the left hand side that shows exactly where the differences are in a file and shows the differences. I use it when doing SQL Scripts. I capture a snapshot of a table and save that as a text file. Run my SQL Scripts and capture another snapshot. Then compare them in CompareIT! to find any unexpected changes.

Cons

Uhm, can't really think of anything. Been using it for years!

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5 stars

"Great, affordable software"

December 20, 2007  |  By kangal3632

 |  Version: Compare It! 3.04

Pros

I need to compare files from databases that are updated everyday and until now it has been a hand/eye process. In just a couple comparisons, Compare It more than demonstrated it's worth to me. Just great!

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5 stars

"Fantastic product! "

November 05, 2007  |  By rc_60477

 |  Version: Compare It! 3.04

Pros

I love this program. I have been using this product for 3 years now. It is very intuitive. Works great with Grigsoft's companion product, "Synchronize It ". "Compare It" and "Synchronize It" are a match made in heaven.

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5 stars

"the best inexpensive file compare I've used"

July 22, 2007  |  By rshendershot

 |  Version: Compare It! 3.04

Pros

vertical and horizontal modes, merge and edit in the same window as the compare

Cons

windows only, can't compare directory trees

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5 stars

"Very easy to use and a brilliant tool for merging!"

June 13, 2007

 |  Version: Compare It! 3.04

Pros

I have used CompareIt! for over 9 months. We have found it invaluable for maintaining internal and external stylesheets, where they need to be similar but also need to differ in a few ways. Changes can be merged across, but also easily customised if it shouldn't match exactly.

I love the tool for many reasons:

- It has a clean and easy interface and I learnt to use it very quickly.

- It gets around the problem of using a merge tool AND an editor, because it is both! I love the fact I can click one button to move line contents across, and then just click on the text and edit it if it needs to differ slightly.

- The built-in editor is a proper one, allowing you to add whole lines, paragraphs, etc. If you highlight multiple lines, you can even indent them all at once using Control+Tab.

- In my experience, it is more accurate at finding matching lines than other merge tools, even when a line has been moved to a different part of the file.

- When selecting each file for comparison, it seems to have an "intelligent memory". Eg. say you select file 1 from folder A, then file 2 from folder B. When you next select the file from folder A, it automatically browses to folder B for the second file by default.

- It has keyboard shortcuts to make a merging operation quicker for us keyboard teccies!

- You can take lines from the left-hand file to the right-hand-file OR visa-versa so it doesn't matter which order you open the files in.

- If you add CompareIt! to the Taskbar, I've noticed you can drag a couple of selected files from Explorer and drop straight on to the Taskbar icon to open them up immediately! You can also drag them into an open CompareIt! window.

- There is limited support for Word and Excel, - but only the textual content is usefully compared.

Cons

Only a couple of small things:

- The keyboard shortcut for merging across a individual line (rather than one set of matches) is Control+Alt+Left/Right and does not work on all systems. This is because it clashes with an Operating-System shortcut.

- Occassionally, when a match is ambiguous, the tool places the wrong lines side by side. However, this is just to make you aware it is a computerised match after all, and it is still better than other merge tools.

- Although I haven't played around much with the support of Word/Excel, it seems that it is only the textual content that is compared, not the formatting/etc.?

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5 stars

"Wish I had found it sooner."

April 10, 2007  |  By StringBean2

 |  Version: Compare It! 3.04

Pros

I have several variations of the same basic program, and when I find a problem or make an enhancement in one version, I need to check the others. CompareIt! has made the job simple and straight forward. As I said above, I wish I had found it sooner.

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5 stars

"Great piece of software"

March 01, 2007  |  By easytradepro

 |  Version: Compare It! 3.04

Pros

Great tool for comparing editing and merging files. We've been using it for over a year now. A MUST for us.

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5 stars

"Excellent for code "

November 30, 2006  |  By kathanon

 |  Version: Compare It! 3.04

Pros

I work with quite complicated PHP code and today had a problem with some code written by a developer where a file had been overwritten. This lovely little application let me compare both files, highlighting the differences, then create an html report that was just what I needed. I cannot praise it highly enough.

Cons

A very small thing, on the report, the highlighted differences are linked from the top and it took me a little while to figure out that I needed to look down the page

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General
Publisher Grig Software
Publisher web site http://www.grigsoft.com/
Release Date June 25, 2003
Date Added June 25, 2003
Version 3.04
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.71MB
File Name wincmp-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 158,296
Downloads Last Week 277
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29

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