Beyond Compare is software that allows a client to make advanced comparisons of files, data and folders and then act accordingly. The software is maintained by a small company called Scooter Software, Inc.
- Integration with Amazon Web Services and DropBox
- Available for Windows, MacOS and Linux
- Multi-threaded interface takes advantage of full processing speeds for fast results
- Integrates into Windows Explorer, MacOS' Finder and various Linux shells
- Sessions are saved automatically when the program is closed
- Syntax highlighting is available during comparison of common programming languages
- Unimportant differences such as commas, spaces and formatting can be ignored
- Advanced find and replace functionality
- Lightweight and easy to use
- Standard version is available for $30, and the fully-featured Pro edition costs $60
- Contacting the support staff is free, and they are available during working hours
- No mobile software client available
Companies with many files and folders are often faced with the daunting task of keeping everything organized. Unneeded duplicates are created, redundancies slow down productivity and digital storage space starts to slip away. These problems can be solved by Scooter Software's Beyond Compare. As the name suggests, Beyond Compare does a lot more than just offer a simple comparison of files and folders. It can make a high speed check of basic elements for a fast response, or it can thoroughly verify every last byte to ensure exact matches. Beyond Compare seamlessly integrates local and server files, including FTP sites, media devices, Subversion repositories, WebDAV resources or on the cloud. Different types of files are also given different types of comparison models. Beyond Compare can handle tables, binary files, images and registry hives, among others. ZIP files and other similar archives can be searched and expanded in-place without needed to set aside more storage space. Beyond Compare can also provide a side-by-side comparison of Unix patch files. Fonts, colors and other graphical portions of the program can be customized, and the program regularly makes backups to ensure that hard work is not lost.