Beyond Compare
Beyond Compare
4.4.0.25886
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Beyond Compare free download for Mac

Beyond Compare for Mac4.4.0.25886

15 August 2021

Visually compare and merge files and folders.

What is Beyond Compare for Mac

Beyond Compare allows you to quickly and easily compare your files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore the rest. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records. You can compare entire drives and folders at high speed, checking just sizes and modified times, or thoroughly verify every file with byte-by-byte comparisons. Once you've found specific files you're interested in, Beyond Compare can intelligently pick the best way to compare and display them. Text files can be viewed and edited with syntax highlighting and comparison rules tweaked specifically for documents, source code, and HTML. The text contents of Microsoft Word .doc and Adobe .pdf files can also be compared but not edited. Data files, executables, binary data, and images all have dedicated viewers as well, so you always have a clear view of the changes.

The Pro version of Beyond Compare adds the following features: 3-way text merge, 3-way folder merge, built-in SFTP support, text replacement, Folder-Compare alignment overrides, and support for WebDAV, Dropbox, and subversion. Pricing information can be found here.

What's new in Beyond Compare

Version 4.4.0.25886:
Notable Changes:
  • Added support for TLS 1.3.
  • Various enhancements for SFTP support.
  • Updated Dropbox profiles to use new short-lived access tokens.
  • Linux/macOS: Fixed corruption of characters outside the Unicode basic multilingual plane (e.g., emoji).
  • Various fixes and enhancements.
Cloud Services:
  • Added support for TLS 1.3.
  • Updated Dropbox profiles to use new short-lived access tokens.
  • Linux: Fixed support for automatically trusting TLS certificates signed by a trusted certificate authority.
File Views:
  • Linux: Added support for https:// URLs.
  • Linux: Fixed corruption of characters outside the Unicode basic multilingual plane (e.g., emoji). Displaying emoji is not supported yet, so they will show as U+FFFD REPLACEMENT CHARACTER, but will remain the original characters when saving/editing.
  • macOS: Fixed support for characters outside the Unicode basic multilingual plane (e.g., emoji).
  • macOS: Fixed "Find..." autocomplete incorrectly changing capitilization when the search string matches an MRU string.
Folder Compare:
  • Windows: Fixed using large buffers when loading remote network drives.
  • macOS: Fixed "Copy to Side" command not appearing on the toolbar or in menus if configured to do so.
FTP:
  • Added support for Ed25519 SSH keys.
  • Added support for OpenSSH's newer private key format.
  • Added support for hmac-sha2-256-etm@openssh.com SSH HMAC algorithm.
  • Added support for TLS 1.3 for FTPS connections.
  • Fixed dropped SFTP connections when uploading files to CrushFTP.
  • Fixed truncated files when uploading to a Windows 10 OpenSSH server.
  • Fixed truncated files when downloading from an HP/Tandem NonStop SFTP server.
  • Adjusted SSH key exchange algorithms to be more conservative.
Installer:
  • Linux: Updated .deb/.rpm packages to use https for remote repositories.
Misc:
  • Linux: Check for Updates now uses HTTPS connections.
  • Linux: Fixed file sizes showing as on locales that use non-ASCII characters (e.g., No-break space).
  • macOS: Fixed failure to launch a file comparison if an external process attempted it while BC was shutting down.
  • macOS: Fixed various issues with Finder extension.
  • macOS: Fixed file view path edits showing the old path when loading a new file.
  • macOS: Fixed file save dialog growing too wide and not being resizeable on macOS Big Sur and later.
  • macOS: Fixed ESC to close modal dialogs even if they don't have a 'Cancel' button.
Picture Compare:
  • macOS: Fixed "Browse Using File System" showing all file types as unselectable.
Text Merge:
  • macOS: Fixed "Align With" behavior.
Crashes:
  • Fixed intermittent crash on shutdown.
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RedGiantStar
RedGiantStar
Mar 3 2018
4.2.4.22795
4.5
Mar 3 2018
4.5
Version: 4.2.4.22795
Beyond Compare is one of the best compare and merge applications for macOS.
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
May 11 2017
4.2.1.22354
4.0
May 11 2017
4.0
Version: 4.2.1.22354
That icon is completely unacceptable! Please for the love of God fix it.
joker55
joker55
Jul 29 2016
4.1.4.20978
5.0
Jul 29 2016
5.0
Version: 4.1.4.20978
Great app and probably the best at what it does on the Mac at the moment. A little pricey but worth it.
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Jul 27 2016
4.1.4.20978
0.0
Jul 27 2016
0.0
Version: 4.1.4.20978
Just to say, BC cannot text-wrap so if you need to diff long lines this makes it very annoying to use. Otherwise this is an excellent tool.
phillip-4
phillip-4
Apr 29 2015
4.0.7.19761
5.0
Apr 29 2015
5.0
Version: 4.0.7.19761
I also have been a BeyondCompare user on Windows for many years and was so excited to see that they made a Mac version. It is clearly the best diff tool for Mac. Scooter did a wonderful job porting the tool over to Mac OSX. Congratulations and THANK YOU! MacUpdate seems to be a bit slow on the updates so I'd just head over to scootersoftware.com and get it directly from them.
ylluminate
ylluminate
Mar 21 2015
4.0.5.19480
0.0
Mar 21 2015
0.0
Version: 4.0.5.19480
Looks like this is up to 4.0.7 now and MU is missing these updates.
rcrooks1969
rcrooks1969
Jan 5 2015
4.0.2.19186
5.0
Jan 5 2015
5.0
Version: 4.0.2.19186
Beyond Compare was one of the very few things I missed when I abandoned Windows for Mac several years ago, and having a Mac version available now is fantastic. There are some other decent tools out there for synchronization and file diff, but none of them is close to Beyond Compare in doing so many things so well and providing many fine-tuning options. It's also blindingly fast -- I regularly sync directory trees with thousands of files in them, and Beyond Compare does in a few seconds what other tools I've used take well over a minute to do. Another plus is that you export projects -- a great time-saver if you work on multiple systems, so that you don't have set up complicated projects on each one.
AbuServer
AbuServer
Dec 6 2014
4.0.0.17451 beta
5.0
Dec 6 2014
5.0
Version: 4.0.0.17451 beta
I used it on Windows in my company for many years. Now I can use it also on my mac: great. the best tool for comparing files and folders.
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Aug 8 2014
4.0.0.17451 beta
4.0
Aug 8 2014
4.0
Version: 4.0.0.17451 beta
This app has had some religious love on other platforms and just made it over the Mac. I was desperate after trying and paying for Kaleidoscope, and trying all of the other major ones, like DiffMerge, Kdiff3, Meld, etc. Most are clunky ports from Linux. Kaleidoscope is a nice native app but lacks features, like inline editing for diffs. I can't live without inline editing personally no matter how nice an app looks. Beyond Compare is the only one I've found that seems to do it all in a fairly native way. The pro version is a reasonable price. Check out the trial and go to the forum to get setup instructions for subversion. I think this is hands down the best diff tool on the Mac.
Lumac52
Lumac52
May 2 2014
4.0.0.17451 beta
0.0
May 2 2014
0.0
Version: 4.0.0.17451 beta
Latest beta is No. 17905, released April 7th.
Mextex
Mextex
Feb 13 2014
4.0.0.17451 beta
5.0
Feb 13 2014
5.0
Version: 4.0.0.17451 beta
Beyond Compare was the one and only reason I used such Tools like Wine or VMWare. No other folder/file diff tool comes close to Beyond Compare. Finally it arrived on Mac and one thing is for sure: Even in it's Beta-Version it is already way better than any other diff tool on Mac I know of. And I know most of them. I am totally satisfied with the Beta Version. Thanks to the developer for releasing a mac version.
Oliv!er
Oliv!er
Jan 15 2014
4.0.0.17451 beta
5.0
Jan 15 2014
5.0
Version: 4.0.0.17451 beta
Excuse my poor english writing. I use Beyond Compare 3 on PC since... I do not remember. And on my MacBook with Parallels Desktop. I have asked many times Scootersoft to port Beyond Compare on Mac OS X. When they had a good beta to try in the end of last year, I started to use it on my Mac. It is a great and usefull soft for many uses. I use it to be sure that my work on audio files are well backuped, when I move data on servers...
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