We're excited to announce the full release of Beyond Compare version 4.1.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and bug reports during the 4.1 beta.

Notable Changes

  • Windows/Linux: Added 64-bit version that handles significantly larger comparisons.
  • Linux: Updated user interface to use Qt 4.8 instead of Qt 3.3.
  • Windows: Comparing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx) is now significantly faster and no longer requires Excel.
  • OS X/Linux: Added support for Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx).
  • Windows: Added support for Microsoft OneDrive.
  • OS X/Linux: Added read/write support for 7-zip .7z archives and read-only support for many additional types (.iso, .rar, .dmg, etc).
  • Added support for .xz and .tar.xz archives.
  • OS X: Added MP3 compare.
  • Added support for 3-way merges in the "External" format.
  • Added support for IPv6 to FTP and FTPS connections.
  • Windows: Added support for IPv6 to SFTP, WebDAV, and cloud services connections.
  • Windows: Added support for taskbar jump lists on Windows 7 and up.
  • OS X/Linux: Fixed SSL validation to not warn for certificates signed by trusted certificate authorities (affects FTPS, WebDAV, and cloud services).
  • Linux: "PDF Documents" file format is now included by default.
  • Windows: Improved appearance when using 125%, 150%, and 200% DPI scaling and high contrast themes.
  • Linux: Dialog button order on Gnome is now right-to-left instead of always following KDE conventions.
  • OS X: "Open With" now works with application bundles (.app).
  • Numerous bug fixes, performance enhancements, and other improvements.

For a full list of changes and fixes, see the changelog.