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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very Good. Sometimes, a lifesaver."

    February 6, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic product!"

    November 5, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great piece of software"

    March 1, 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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  • 5.0 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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