DiffMerge
DiffMerge
4.2.1

4.0

DiffMerge free download for Mac

DiffMerge

4.2.1
09 February 2016

Visually compare and merge files.

Overview

DiffMerge is an application to visually compare and merge files.

Features
  • Diff. Graphically shows the changes between two files. Includes intra-line highlighting and full support for editing. Merge. Graphically shows the changes between 3 files. Allows automatic merging (when safe to do so) and full control over editing the resulting file.
  • Folder Diff. Performs a side-by-side comparison of 2 folders, showing which files are only present in one file or the other, as well as file pairs which are identical or different.
  • Configurable. Rulesets and options provide for customized appearance and behavior.
  • International. Compatible with 42 different character encodings.

What's new in DiffMerge

Version 4.2.1:

Note: Currently available for $19.00.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

17 DiffMerge Reviews

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Wikno
01 July 2011

Most helpful

Please note: there is NO Folder Merge function... there is FILE merge and folder COMPARE, but not a FOLDER MERGE function.
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Version 3.3
Jim-Leff
09 February 2016
Apparently MU has missed the posting from Sampler, below, that this app is FREE. Paid registration is optional, and enables certain unspecified fancy features (the only one mentioned is "HTML Export", whatever that is). From the app's splash screen "SourceGear DiffMerge is an award-winning file diff and merge tool that has been helping professional developers and hobbyists since 2007. SourceGear DiffMerge is licensed for use free of charge. However, by registering DiffMerge you will help fund new product development, maintenance, and support. As a way of thanking our registered users and encouraging additional registrations, we have added some new features in 4.2..."
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Version 4.2.1
1 answer(s)
Sampler
Sampler
09 February 2016
This version was actually announced on October 15, 2015 http://support.sourcegear.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=22558, with the following information:
"This release addresses some of the changes made in OS X Yosemite and El Capitan affecting DiffMerge's installation configuration as well as the Font Chooser dialog within the options and an assertion within a context menu."
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Sampler
16 September 2015
MU: CURRENT VERSION IS FREE.

My wife had somehow duplicated a sizable folder (hundreds of files) and saved to both versions. Diffmerge was the only free or demo app I could find that showed me the folder differences and then successfully merged them. I registered for $19.00, which added some report export functions.

An update is long overdue. There is still an active support forum, with questions answered; feature requests and bug reports taken; and for at least one bug, a fix version available privately. Diffmerge 4.20 is also a part of one of SourceGear's commercial products, so you'd think there is incentive to update.
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Version 4.2.0
1 answer(s)
Sampler
Sampler
09 February 2016
At the time of my comment, I wasn't aware of kdiff3, another free tool.
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CayenneP8314
08 November 2013
I can't open this app - sez it's from an unknown developer & doesn't even give me any options. thoughts?
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Version 4.2.0
1 answer(s)
Lnr1
Lnr1
25 November 2013
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
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bbw7
23 June 2013
This review is for the older version 3.3.2. It works as advertised. Has all the features I need, and is fairly easy to figure out how to use. The GUI isn't the sleekest thing in the word, so I dock it a star for that. Also want to point out that a similar, though uglier and more limited application (with GUI) is native to OS X via Xcode, i.e.: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Applications/FileMerge.app
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Version 4.0.0
M-Tamer-Ozsu
20 June 2013
The download link does not work. Gives the following error: This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it.
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Version 4.0.0
4 answer(s)
bbw7
bbw7
23 June 2013
Yeah, something is up with the MU download link, but that is no reason to give this app a half-star rating. You can leave a comment without a rating by choosing that option once you click the "Write a Review" option (and no, it wasn't me who gave you a frowny face because of this). The download link at the dev's site does work. Also, bully for the developer keeping the older, free version available. I haven't used version 4.0, but the older ver. 3.3 has worked fine for me.
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M-Tamer-Ozsu
M-Tamer-Ozsu
23 June 2013
I actually don't mind simply indicating the problem. MacUpdate did not take my input until I filled in the star ratings.
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bbw7
bbw7
24 June 2013
No, you're not getting the point. When you first click the "write a review button" and the comment dialog pops up, look on the very top line: there is a menu item box with "Review" as the default option. Click the arrow button on the right of this, and "comment" becomes a choice. Choosing "comment" will then not require a rating to be given. Try it out. You can always cancel the entire action and input.
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Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
20 August 2013
bbw7 is right, and I've cleared the review, converting this to a comment.
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YuvalLevi
26 May 2013
Nice and easy, just as expected from this utility. However, I cannot send command-arguments with spaces, say if file name contains space, I tried "bla bla.txt", it does not work .. Will be glad for a fix.. Thanks,Yuval
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Version 3.3.2
1 answer(s)
bbw7
bbw7
23 June 2013
Did you try putting in a backslash for each space, i.e. "bla\ bla\ .txt"? As it is essentially channelling a Unix CL function, I assume this is necessary. it may be necessary for other special characters as well, e.g. quotes, double quotes, etc.
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dbowser
22 February 2013
Very crude and limited interface. Only allowed merging one direction. I miss WinMerge !
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Version 3.3.2
1 answer(s)
bbw7
bbw7
23 June 2013
Oops, I guess backslashes won't show up because of the workings of HTML, but trust me, I did put in a backslash between the "a" and the space, i.e. "\" "bla\ bla.txt"
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Dmitry-Novikov
17 November 2012
check php files much better than Deltawalker,Kaleidoscope
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Version 3.3.2
Mikael-B
19 September 2012
Very useful, only drawback is you need a file system integrated service like ftp for comparing to files on server. This is not major however. Interface could use a little more elegance but the base function of comparing files and folder content saves me hours of time when I have such problems.
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Version 3.3.2
djwix
28 April 2012
Instantly found 3 very minor differences in 3800 lines of PHP code in 2 files. Thanks for a very useful tool.
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Version 3.3.2
$39.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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