Feature List

Pro Edition features are marked Pro only

  • General Features
    • Responsive, multi-threaded interface
    • Multiple windows with tabs for each comparison
    • Integrated into Explorer (Windows), Finder (OS X), and various Linux shells
    • Save comparisons as sessions to easily load them later
    • Automatically save sessions when closing them
    • Save workspaces containing all open windows and sessions
    • Home view with easy access to viewers and saved sessions
    • View Unix patch files as a side-by-side comparison
    • Text editor
    • Script processor for automating tasks
    • Command line interface
    • Supports high DPI (retina) displays
    • Automatic check for updates
    • Drag & drop to start comparisons
    • Customizable fonts, colors, and keyboard shortcuts
    • Extensive context-sensitive help
    • Dedicated support staff available via email, phone, and forums.
  • Compare files
    • Side-by-side display
    • Color highlighting of differences within lines
    • Display filters to show only differences
    • Jump to next/previous difference within file or folder
    • Printed and HTML comparison reports
    • Unicode and MBCS support
    • Thumbnail overview of comparison
    • Can convert files before comparing them
    • Compare files or clipboard contents
    • Automatic backups when saving
  • Text Compare
    • Inline editing with dynamic recomparison
    • Syntax highlighting
      • C, C++, C#, Objective-C
      • Java
      • SQL
      • Delphi, Pascal
      • Python
      • Visual Basic
      • XML
      • Many more built in and available online
    • Ignore unimportant differences
      • Comments
      • Whitespace
      • Delimited strings
      • Regular expressions
      • Character case
      • Page headers
      • Columns
      • Line terminator style
      • Manually ignore selection
    • Ignore replaced text and renamed identifiers  Pro only
    • Flexible alignment
      • Aligns similar lines
      • Multiple alignment styles
      • Optionally suppress alignment of differences
      • Manually align changes or break alignments
    • 3-way merge with output panel  Pro only
      • Merges changes automatically
      • Marks conflicting sections
      • Take whole difference sections or selections
    • Find & replace
    • Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, and Rich Text converted to text automatically
    • Adaptive gutter buttons for copying sections
    • Formatted HTML view
    • View Delphi binary form files as text
    • Line details as text, hex, or with character alignment
    • Compare files with different formats
    • Bookmarks
  • Table Compare
    • Grid view
    • Inline editing with dynamic recomparison
    • Compare CSV, tab delimited, HTML tables, and Excel worksheets
    • Ignore differences within numeric or date tolerances
    • Ignore or hide unimportant columns
    • Align based on key columns or all columns
    • Rearrange columns to compare files in different orders
    • Sort data before comparing
  • Binary Compare
    • Display binary files as hex
    • Inline editing with dynamic recomparison
    • Fast byte-by-byte alignment
    • Limit display to differences
    • Wrap lines to display
    • Find & Replace
  • Registry Compare  Pro only Windows logo
    • Local and remote registry hives
    • Registry exports (.reg)
    • Inline editing
    • Recursively expand keys in-place
  • Picture Compare
    • Many picture formats
    • Flip, rotate, and scale images
    • Multiple comparison types
    • Thumbnail of pixels around the mouse cursor
    • Ignore differences within an RGB tolerance
    • Ignore replaced colors
    • Zoom to show entire image automatically
  • Other Comparisons
    • Compare .exe version information  Windows logo
    • Compare MP3 tags
    • Can use third-party comparison utilities for unsupported files
  • Compare Folders
    • Compare folders side-by-side
    • Color highlighting of differences
    • Automatically compare subfolders and expand them in place
    • Display filters to show added, modified, or matching files and folders
    • Flexible comparison criteria
      • Last modified time
      • Size
      • Filename case
      • DOS attributes
      • File content (CRC32, byte-byte-byte, file format specific, or exe/dll versions)
      • Ignore selection
    • Exclusion filters
      • File and folder names
      • Sizes
      • Last modified times
      • File content
      • DOS and Unix attributes
    • Dedicated synchronization commands
    • Powerful file operations
      • Copy, Move, Delete, Rename, Change Attributes, Set Last Modified Time
      • Multiple operations can run in the background
      • Pause running operations
    • 3-way folder merge  Pro only
      • Merge to a separate output location or overwrite one of the inputs
      • Automatically merge text files
    • Ignore folder structure
    • Printed and HTML comparison reports
      • Link an HTML folder comparison report to individual file comparison reports
    • Optionally follow symbolic links and NTFS junction points
    • Align filenames with different extensions
    • Align filenames using wildcard masks (e.g., "Apples*" => "Bananas*")  Pro only
    • Align filenames with different Unicode normalization forms (OS X vs Windows)
    • Copy NTFS ACLs and DOS short (8.3) filename aliases  Windows logo
  • Virtual File System
    • Local and network drives
    • Remote SMB servers (\\server)
    • FTP servers
      • Named profiles
      • Multiple simultaneous connections
      • Resume interrupted transfers
    • Secure FTP servers (FTP over SSL and SSH SFTP)  Pro only
      • Password, private key, keyboard interactive, or SSH agent authentication
    • Cloud storage  Pro only
      • WebDAV
      • Amazon S3
      • Dropbox
      • OneDrive Windows logo
    • Remote Subversion repositories  Pro only
    • Portable media devices (Android phones, MP3 players, cameras)  Windows logo
  • Archive Files
    • Compare and modify without extracting to a temporary location
    • Compare as a file or expand as a folder
    • Create, read, and modify
      • 7-zip  Windows logo
      • Zip
      • Zipx, with read-only support for Bzip2, PPMd, LZMA, WavPack, and JPEG compression  Windows logo
      • Tar
      • Gzip
      • Bzip2
    • Read only
      • Deb  Linux logo
      • Rpm  Linux logo
      • Rar  Windows logo
      • Disk images (.img, .iso)  Windows logo
      • Microsoft Cab  Windows logo
      • Compiled Help (.chm)  Windows logo
      • Total Commander packer plugins  Windows logo
      • Many more
    • Save filesystem snapshots without content
  • Version Control
    • Launch comparisons from all major version control systems
    • Checkin/checkout files via MSSCCI provider  Pro only Windows logo
    • Compares Subversion repositories  Pro only

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