Beyond Compare
Beyond Compare
4.3.4.24657

4.7

Beyond Compare free download for Mac

Beyond Compare4.3.4.24657

02 March 2020

Visually compare and merge files and folders.

Overview

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 4.3.4.24657:
Command Line:
  • Bcomp never exiting if Beyond Compare is closed due to a crash or "Force Quit" command
  • Bcomp incorrectly returning 0 after canceling a merge
Folder Compare:
  • Touch dialog incorrectly resetting selection side when toggling "Including folder contents" checkbox
  • Poor date/time editor behavior when modifying newer/older filters
Misc:
  • Clicking on a window incorrectly bringing all application windows to the front
  • Various issues with path edit autocompletion
  • Closing maximized window on secondary monitor reopening on primary monitor
  • Default keyboard focus when dialogs are first shown
  • Poor behavior when dragging to rearrange view tabs or moving buttons on Home view
  • Dragging to rearrange items in list views
  • File Formats dialog drawing checkboxes incorrectly after moving file format in list
Picture Compare:
  • Details crosshatching for partially transparent pixels
Text Compare:
  • Loading http:// URLs in Text Compare
  • Text drawing over gutter when "Right side gutter for left editor" is enabled
  • Hex details not allowing scrolling to end of long lines
Crashes:
  • Crash when modifying sessions on Home view
  • Crash when using error logging with multiple processes
Reports:
  • Updated and tags in HTML reports

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How would you rate Beyond Compare app?

12 Reviews of Beyond Compare

4.5
RedGiantStar
03 March 2018
Version: 4.2.4.22795

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Beyond Compare is one of the best compare and merge applications for macOS.
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4.5
RedGiantStar
03 March 2018
Version: 4.2.4.22795
Beyond Compare is one of the best compare and merge applications for macOS.
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4
Philosopherdog
11 May 2017
Version: 4.2.1.22354
That icon is completely unacceptable! Please for the love of God fix it.
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5
joker55
29 July 2016
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.
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Nontroppo
27 July 2016
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.
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5
phillip-4
29 April 2015
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.
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ylluminate
21 March 2015
Version: 4.0.5.19480
Looks like this is up to 4.0.7 now and MU is missing these updates.
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5
rcrooks1969
05 January 2015
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.
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5
AbuServer
06 December 2014
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.
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5
Philosopherdog
08 August 2014
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.
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Lumac52
02 May 2014
Version: 4.0.0.17451 beta
Latest beta is No. 17905, released April 7th.
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Mextex
13 February 2014
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.
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Oliv!er
15 January 2014
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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