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Beyond Compare v.4.1.0 beta

Applications in Delphi and BCB > Files and Drives > Compare

By Scooter Software.

Shareware 22 May 2015


Beyond Compare is a directory compare utility and a file compare utility wrapped in one. Synchronize files between laptop and PC, home and office, etc. Compare directory trees side-by-side with mismatches highlighted. Display text files side-by-side with changes highlighted. Great for merging changes to source code. Supports minor editing, Unicode text files, and Delphi form files. Save favorite sessions for quick access. Built-in FTP and zip support.

Directory Comparison Display:

  • Compare folders, FTP sites or zip files side-by-side;
  • Save snapshots for later comparison;
  • Explorer-like interface;
  • Expandable subfolders;
  • Hide folders that don't contribute to comparison;
  • Color highlighting of differences;
  • Folders icons color-coded according to contents;
  • Several display filters:
    • Show all, Just mismatches, Just matches,
    • Two-sided, Two-sided mismatches,
    • Orphans, Older, Newer.
  • Sort by Name, Type, Date Modified, Size, CRC;
  • Multi-threaded operation;
  • Folders scanned in background;
  • Files compared in background.
Session Settings:
  • Can be saved by name for fast access;
  • Powerful file and folder filtering;
  • Highly configurable;
  • Various criteria for comparing files.
Comparison Criteria:
  • Date modified:
    • Allows for differences in timezone;
    • Can ignore FAT 2 second rounding;
    • Deals with Daylight Savings problem on networks.
  • File size;
  • Attributes;
  • Binary content comparison;
  • Rules-based content comparison.
File and Folder Operations:
  • Copy, Move, Delete, Rename, Touch, Change Attributes;
  • Copy files to alternate folder;
  • Find filename;
  • Fast byte-by-byte compare of binary files;
  • Recursive binary comparison of directory trees.
File Viewer Display:
  • Compare files side-by-side;
  • Color highlighting of differences;
  • Thumbnail summary of differences;
  • Unicode and MBCS support;
  • Can view HTML as web page;
  • Handles multiple line termination styles;
  • "Sync-it-yourself" manual sync override.
Text Comparison Rules:
  • Can ignore minor differences:
    • Case, Whitespace, Comments.
  • Can ignore certain columns.
Editing Functions:
  • Copy, Delete, or Insert lines;
  • Edit individual lines.
Other Features:
  • Compare Wizard;
  • Drag & Drop;
  • Compare clipboard contents against file, or other contents;
  • Compare and edit Delphi .DFM files as text;
  • Spawn external editor and go to line number;
  • Handles long lines, large files;
  • Directory Comparison report;
  • File Differences report;
  • Output to printer, file or clipboard;
  • Color printing supported;
  • Script processor for automating tasks.


  • Status: Evaluation (time-limit)
  • Source: None
  • price: $30
  • Size: 18 584kB

Platforms: ME, NT4, Vista, W2K, W2K3, W2K8, W7, W8, W95, W98, XP,