CompareMerge is a software tool for file comparison and merging text-like files.
It is useful for determining what has changed between versions, and then merging changes between versions.
Functions of the application:
- COMPARE FOLDERS/FILES: can compare both 2 files or 2 folders
- QUICK COMPARE FOLDERS: allow to quickly compare two folders' files by size or date or both or with full content (slower)
- BLANK COMPARE: Allow to create blank edit window to compare text then save later
- CUSTOM THEME COLOR: User can select predefined theme color or customize edit text color, background color....
- INLINE EDIT (Edit/Merge at the same time) : Compare and Merge 2 text files: allow you to edit/compare/merge 2 text files in the same windows
- LINE NUMBER: When edit file, showing line number will make it easier to know exactly changes positions.
- GENERATE PATCH: the application also contains patch generating capabilities.
- FILE FILTERS: Include or exclude files that match regular expressions. Other than that, after compare 2 folders, you could filter display item base on file name.
- INCLUDE SUBFOLDERS: This option lets you control the depth of a folder comparison. Enabling it compares all folder levels
- COPY TO: after compare 2 folder, you can select left or right files to copy to different location (example: when release change source)
- DELETE Left/Right/Both: after compare 2 folder, you can select left or right files to delete
- IGNORE CASE, SPACE: Allow to ignore Case, Space in Edit/Merge window
- IGNORE End-Line code: Allow to ignore difference in End Line Code (LF for Mac・Unix file, CR-LF for Windows file, or CR for Mac classic file) in Edit mode.
Note: when compare folders, EOL was not ignored.
- EXPORT / CREATE REPORT: Allow to export compare/merge result to clipboard or to files (support formats: CSV, Text, HTML)
- Syntax highlight
- Theme color
- Export to zip file
- User can compare hidden files, folder (example: .git folder)
- Allow to merge binary-plist file
- In edit mode, a small view is show to the exact text difference
- Add [Two pane views] mode in folders merge window
- Support drag/drop folders to/from Finder
- Improve UI
- Fix bugs
- Allow to filter out sub folders base on name
- Add Wrap Text function
- Highlight source code in multi-languages
- Support multi-theme color
- Allow quick compare folders base on Size or Date only
- add "Generate patch" function
- Add read/save encoding setting controls to Merge windows
Ratings and Reviews
useful alternative to windiff, filemerge
CompareMerge is great - coming from the windows world, I was looking for something similar to 'windiff' - compare merge fits the bill at a reasonable cost. When you consider that one of the competitors to comparemerge is $70, I think CompareMerge does a great job at $14
Note that my expectations are to compare text files, like you'd use for programming websites, and compare merge does a great job there, comparing whole folder stuctures and letting you drill down into individual files.
Also note: I've owned this program for quite a long time now - I've been impressed that it's been kept current and that new updates and features come out every now and then. It's definitely one of those purchases that I feel like I've gotten great value from.
I Used to love this app...
what have you done????? was a great simple effective app to use. now the UI is terrible, every window you open needs to be expanded.
the buttom portion that showes line differences is collepsed by default.
easier to make mistakes when pushing from left to right or vice versa. UI is too cluttered.
I only give it to stars because it still functions.
I ususlly dont take the time to write reviews, but after using this product for 4 years suddenly getting an upgrade that is so much worse then before is totally annoying.
I wish i could downgrade to prior versions.
Thank you for the comment. A new update 2.07 has addressed this problem.
If there is any problem please let me know.
Best Regards. Thinh
Thank you for this app: it is just what I needed. I was able to figure out how to use it immediately. However, I've had some experience with Beyond Compare, so I'm not a complete noobe. It might be a good idea to provide a short Help section when you have time. Still, this app is awesome as it is.
One problem for you might be visibility in the App Store. When I searched for "Merge Files" and "Compare Files," your app didn't show up. It DOES show for "File Merge" and "File Compare." I don't know how you control that (maybe wording in your description?), but it would be a boost for your sales if you can get your app in the list for all of those terms.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.