ExamDiff

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 110 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.9
File Size:
538.42KB
Date Added:
March 27, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
314,605
Downloads Last Week:
316
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

ExamDiff is a slim, lightweight software tool to load and compare two different versions of the same document, or two related documents, to see where changes were made. It is a good tool for both students and teachers to review the changes that have been made to a document.

Pros

Quickly compares files for review: Whether you're checking for the first time or comparing files that have been updated a handful of times, ExamDiff will quickly check for differences and display them for you in a visual format that, while not cutting edge in terms of graphics, is very effective in laying out key differences.

Developer friendly output of your files: Saving differences in a standard UNIX DIFF file, the software is designed to display and save content in a format friendly to developers. Settings are highly customizable, and the interface is quick and responsive for moving between changes rapidly.

Cons

Lacks manual or tutorial: While the README file outlines each of the features and most of the options for using them, ExamDiff is limited when it comes to training or tutorials. For non tech-savvy users, the software will be tough to use to its fullest capacity.

Bottom Line

While not a perfect solution and only a nominal replacement for online tools that do the same, ExamDiff is effective for basic comparison functions of text content. Whether you are grading papers or writing your own and need to compare it to another version, ExamDiff will handle the basics effectively.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 110 votes

    • 5 star: 78
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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    Results 1-5 of 5

  • 1 stars

    "horrible program"

    October 28, 2013   |   By slum_lorde

    Version: ExamDiff 1.9

    Pros

    free to try.

    Cons

    It can erroneously report that some files are mismatched and thus non-identical during binary compare. You get a list of such files, which might bring you to conclude something failed during a previous backup or copy job. No indication is giving about a possible failure in the program. Only on digging further do you get a message back that there was actually some type of "out of memory" error during the comparison. So, the mismatch error is not generated by an actual mismatch but by the program's inability to perform its task. It should at least tell you this straight up. Researching this problem on the net leads nowhere.

    Summary

    For binary compares, this program is useless.

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  • 4 stars

    "I prefer the 2 pane display."

    August 26, 2013   |   By tomdryden

    Version: ExamDiff 1.9

    Pros

    It has a 2 pane display.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    I find it useful.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great app to easily compare two PHP files"

    July 28, 2013   |   By lootg

    Version: ExamDiff 1.9

    Pros

    This app does not go into a bit level comparison. this is great for things like comparing two PHP files.

    Cons

    What could be a great addition is if one could highlight two files in your explorer, right click on it and click on something like "ExamDiff" to compare the two files. Just an idea.

    Summary

    Great app to easily compare two PHP files and show all the differences. Thanks so much.

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  • 4 stars

    "best one I tried"

    November 25, 2012   |   By MeanGenius

    Version: ExamDiff 1.9

    Pros

    good interface, easy to use

    Cons

    none so far

    Summary

    I needed an app to compare PHP files and show every difference. This does that and keeps it simple. I tried 4 different ones and this was my choice. WARNING: Stay away from Xplorer2 Lite.

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to use and user friendly."

    July 26, 2011   |   By mcramgar

    Version: ExamDiff 1.9

    Pros

    Easy to use and user friendly

    Cons

    It's time consuming having to select files to compare. It doesn't have Drag and Drop functionality.

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