Guiffy eXpert

Guiffy eXpert

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.6 build 375
  • Total Downloads:
    22,083
  • Date Added:
    July 13, 2014
  • File Size:
    9.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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If you develop software for a living, you know it isn't hard to find free differencing tools. But if you do a lot of diff/merge work, especially across platforms, it can pay to, well, pay. Guiffy is a Java-based diff/merge tool with serious muscle and a much easier, more intuitive interface than you'll find on any freeware package. Not only does it work with more than 150 file formats from several platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OS), it also provides a trustworthy three-way merge feature called SureMerge. Since merging sometimes forces developers to stop working until the postmerge code has been checked by hand, a "smarter" three-way merge can greatly reduce overall development time. In addition to using Guiffy as a stand-alone utility, you can incorporate it into your own change-management products. Still not convinced? Compare Guiffy with its competitors and see for yourself; it's easy to spot the differences.
 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great tool that paid for itself the first week"

January 16, 2014  |  By tthomas1207

 |  Version: Guiffy eXpert 10.0 build 327

Pros

Does everything as advertised

Cons

None that I can recall

Summary

We have been using Guiffy SurgeMerge corporate wide and cross
platform wide also for several years. Whenever you introduce new
software to many users (especially tech people) there is usually push back
but he acceptance of Guiffy as a standard has been very good. Everyone
appreciates having a merge tool they can trust.

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1 stars

"How many ways can you say slow."

April 15, 2012  |  By RickTheBugMan

 |  Version: Guiffy 9.6 build 319

Pros

None that I can see.

Cons

Like so many Java based application it is slow and primitive. It takes forever (by that, I mean I ran out of patience) to open a folder with any significant number of entries. Even with a folder containing just a few entries it took tens of seconds to open. The interface is text based which wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing if it had other qualities to recommend it. I'm guessing that GUI to the Java community means something different than it does in my world.

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4 stars

"Does the job!"

December 04, 2009  |  By beckie.harvey

 |  Version: Guiffy 9.0 build 268

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

I found no "cons" to this software

Summary

I had two different folders with same and different files that I wanted to merge. This program allowed me to to just that.

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5 stars

"This is an easy to use, great video tool..."

August 28, 2007  |  By amauri1

 |  Version: Guiffy 8 build 214

Pros

This is an easy to use, great video tool...

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5 stars

"perhaps its not fair for me to rate this"

August 25, 2007  |  By akos1

 |  Version: Guiffy 8 build 214

Pros

perhaps its not fair for me to rate this

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4 stars

"perhaps its not fair for me to rate this"

August 23, 2007  |  By rgerstl1

 |  Version: Guiffy 8 build 214

Pros

perhaps its not fair for me to rate this

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5 stars

"This is certainly a power tool and may not meet the needs of some readers"

August 08, 2007

 |  Version: Guiffy 8 build 214

Pros

But if you need a file compare, folder compare and/or a powerful, reliable auto-merge, this tool is by far and away the best I have ever used. Since it i Java it runs on Linux and MacOSX, since we are migrating some of our operation to Apple this is great for me me, only need one diff/merge product. The command line interface seems to be a very complete implementation - so integrating with our SCM products looks like a "piece of cake".

Cons

I haven't found anything worth mentioning

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3 stars

"perhaps its not fair for me to rate this"

June 12, 2007  |  By chnce3chnce

 |  Version: Guiffy 8 build 214

Pros

but Im trying for the first time to develop software - a newbie if you will. I may not have a full grasp on it, but If I learn better how to use it, I'll come back for a better review. I just needed something easyer to follow.

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1 stars

"Fast, but confusing and not free"

December 19, 2006  |  By FarmerChet

 |  Version: Guiffy 7.4

Pros

Loaded and diffed files faster than other tools tested.

Cons

In the trial version many of the lines in the files are collapsed down.

In many of my diffs there were three dots (. . .) for lines 30 to 300 in a diff.

Does this mean they are the same?

There are indicators of differences in the right of the screen, but clicking does nothing, so you cannot determine where in the file the diffs are.

Lastly, the program cannot handle line diffs. If something is the same line-by-line, but a few lines are in a different order in one file, the tool marks the files as being different.

WinDiff and others can sense this and tell you that the lines are off but that the file is otherwise the same.

Cannot seem to determine 'difference in whitespace only'.

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5 stars

"ha"

September 12, 2006  |  By sanyamkamat

 |  Version: Guiffy 7.3

Pros

aa

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.6 build 375
  • Performance improvements
  • diff/merge files > 2GB
  • Folder Compare reports (HTML) CLI and API
General
Publisher Guiffy Software
Publisher web site http://www.guiffy.com
Release Date July 02, 2014
Date Added July 13, 2014
Version 10.6 build 375
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory IDE Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements Java Runtime
Download Information
File Size 9.44MB
File Name guf106ins.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,083
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 21-day trial
Price $75

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