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Beyond Compare

By Scooter Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of Beyond Compare

  • Compare and synchronize your files and directories
  • Last updated on 04/08/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 27, 2009

Beyond Compare provides users with extensive side-by-side file comparison and management. Novice users might find its interface a little overwhelming, but a visit to the Help menu provides all the necessary details for getting started.

The program consists of two interfaces. The first provides a list of sessions that you can employ, from folder comparisons to text and data comparisons. It also provides summaries of any saved sessions. Clicking a session button introduces the second interface. At first glance, the second interface was a little overwhelming, especially when the files were added. But after spending a little time with the program, we quickly got the hang of it. We browsed for two folders and instantly, the contents of each were listed in the two panels. Toolbar buttons at the top of the window let us manage the files and folders, including deleting and moving files, showing differences, and even creating rules for handling and comparing folders. Once we were finished, we were able to go back and revisit our session by selecting it on the tree menu from the first interface.

If you're new to file management, the extensive Help menu and ample 30-day trial that come with the program will get you started on the right foot. We highly recommend Beyond Compare for detailed file management.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.3.4.24657

  • Updated pdftotext to v4.02.
  • Fixed Touch dialog incorrectly resetting selection side when toggling "Including folder contents" checkbox.
  • Fixed using "Browse Using Profile" to select a folder inside a zip.
  • Fixed SFTP uploads to OpenSSH for Windows failing after 100KB.
  • "Check for Updates" now uses HTTPS connections.
  • Fixed using middle mouse click to scroll in views.
  • Fixed support for paths that explicitly include the Windows \?\ long filename prefix.
  • Updated and
    tags in HTML reports.

General

Release April 8, 2020
Date Added April 8, 2020
Version 4.3.4.24657

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 706,313
Downloads Last Week 516
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Developer's Description

Beyond Compare is a directory compares utility and a file compare utility wrapped in one. Synchronize files between laptop and PC, home and office, etc. Compare directory trees side-by-side with mismatches highlighted. Display text files side-by-side with changes highlighted. Great for merging changes to source code. Supports minor editing, Unicode text files, and Delphi form files. Save favorite sessions for quick access. Built-in FTP and zip support.