What are the best document comparison software?

asked by patti mcnulty
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    #1Beyond Compare

    Beyond Compare

    Beyond Compare is a data comparison software developed by Scooter Software. It is available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux operating systems. It is also capable of doing comparisons of directories and archives.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Sun Yuan
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "It allows comparing by folders which is cool, the interface is also user-friendly. I like this a lot!"
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    #2Kaleidoscope

    Kaleidoscope

    Kaleidoscope is an app that lets you easily spot the differences in text and image files. It also allows you to effortlessly drag and drop files from other apps.

    Apps

    iOS, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Carl Bates
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "I've been using Kaleidoscope for years and loved it. It's sad that there's hardly any development done. "
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    #3ExamDiff

    ExamDiff

    ExamDiff is a tool for visual file comparison. It is a part of a suite of products that includes FtpVC(TM), and FTP-based Version Control System that allows joint software development remotely over the Internet.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Hao Cao
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "Easy to copy changes from one file or directory to the other however it is hard to configure file and directory comparison filters."
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    #4Diff Doc

    Diff Doc

    Diff Doc is a tool that allows users to compare documents of all types easily, quickly and accurately. You can also compare folders to see exactly what files have changed before running a detailed file comparison.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Johnny Hayes
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "The interface is quite easy-to-use. It is really handy, I like using it."
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    #5Compare Suite

    Compare Suite

    Compare Suite is a tool that allows you to compare documents, two local or remote folders, and web pages. It also allows users to compare images and other multimedia and graphics formats.

    Software

    Web

    Free- varies by plan

    Roberto Godínez
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "I dont really like this, hard to navigate, Beyond Compare is better."
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    #6WinMerge

    WinMerge

    WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Lin Ma
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "Comparing two folders from the explorer context menu doesn't seem to work, but it works great otherwise."
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    #7Araxis Merge

    Araxis Merge

    Araxis Merge is a tool that allows you to compare text from common file formats and merge them. It also allows image and binary file comparison and three-way comparison and automatic merging.

    Software

    Web

    Free- varies by plan

    Zachary Ferguson
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "This does the comparison very fast, can also compare different images which is really good. But sometimes, if the file your comparing is big its difficult to see marks."
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    #8Workshare Compare

    Workshare Compare

    Workshare Compare is a document comparison application on the desktop that can run inside mobile devices, browsers, PCs or be in other document creation, sharing and management platforms.

    Software

    Web

    $15- 1 month

    Doris Guo
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "This was really accurate in finding discrepancies in documents, also really easy to use and integrates well with Microsoft Word."

Summary

Best What are the best document comparison software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Beyond CompareSoftware 0 Free
2KaleidoscopeApps 0 Free
3ExamDiffSoftware 0 Free
4Diff DocSoftware 0 Free
5Compare SuiteSoftware 0 Free
6WinMergeSoftware 0 Free
7Araxis MergeSoftware -1 Free
8Workshare CompareSoftware -1 Paid
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