Beyond Compare
Beyond Compare
4.3.0.24364

4.7

Beyond Compare free download for Mac

Beyond Compare

4.3.0.24364
11 October 2019

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 4.3.0.24364:
Notable Changes:
  • macOS: Upgraded to 64-bit and re-implemented interface in Cocoa. Supported versions are now macOS 10.11 through 10.15.
  • macOS: Added support for Microsoft OneDrive.
  • macOS: Text editor enhanced with macOS-specific behavior and improved performance.
  • macOS: Added support for Full Screen mode.
  • Fixed Patience Diff alignment never completing if the last line of the comparison is an orphan.
Cloud Services:
  • macOS: Added support for Microsoft OneDrive.
File Formats:
  • Fixed "Description" field for new file formats including text from most recently used file format.
Misc:
  • macOS: Added support for autocompletion in path edits.
  • macOS: "Check for Updates" now uses HTTPS connections.
  • macOS: Fixed 'Reveal in Finder' so it doesn't ask the user for permission to automate Finder before it works.
  • macOS: Added support for per-monitor high-DPI images.
  • macOS: App bundle is now notarized by Apple.
Registry Compare:
  • Windows: Fixed undo/redo handling of swapped sides.
Text Views:
  • macOS: Added support for custom keybindings in ~/Library/Keybindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict.
  • macOS: Added support for long-pressing a letter to select an accented variant.
  • macOS: Added support for system pop-up dictionary (Ctrl+Cmd+D).
  • macOS: Added support for deleting accents on characters and segments in multi-segment glyphs (Ctrl+BkSp).
  • macOS: Added support for Killing (Ctrl+K) and Yanking (Ctrl+Y)
  • macOS: Added support for setMark:, selectToMark:, deleteToMark:, swapWithMark: keybinding commands.
  • macOS: Improved editing performance.
Text Compare:
  • Fixed Patience Diff alignment never completing if the last line of the comparison is an orphan.
Crashes:
  • Fixed crash when sorting Folder Compare/Sync by CRC.
  • Windows: Fixed crash on exit when overriding the locale in the registry.
  • Linux/macOS: Fixed crash when moving symbolic links across filesystems.

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RedGiantStar
03 March 2018

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Beyond Compare is one of the best compare and merge applications for macOS.
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Version 4.2.4.22795
RedGiantStar
03 March 2018
Beyond Compare is one of the best compare and merge applications for macOS.
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Version 4.2.4.22795
Philosopherdog
11 May 2017
That icon is completely unacceptable! Please for the love of God fix it.
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Version 4.2.1.22354
joker55
29 July 2016
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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Version 4.1.4.20978
Nontroppo
27 July 2016
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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Version 4.1.4.20978
phillip-4
29 April 2015
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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Version 4.0.7.19761
ylluminate
21 March 2015
Looks like this is up to 4.0.7 now and MU is missing these updates.
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Version 4.0.5.19480
rcrooks1969
05 January 2015
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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Version 4.0.2.19186
AbuServer
06 December 2014
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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Version 4.0.0.17451 beta
Philosopherdog
08 August 2014
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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Version 4.0.0.17451 beta
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
17 May 2016
I didn't like Kaleidoscope either.
I mostly use File Compare (FREE!) http://bit.ly/1WD2kMc,
but have also used VisualDiffer ($4.99) http://bit.ly/1Oy5kBD.
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Lumac52
02 May 2014
Latest beta is No. 17905, released April 7th.
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Version 4.0.0.17451 beta
$30.00

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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