WinMerge – Differencing and Merging Tool

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

WinMerge - Differencing and Merging Tool
WinMerge – Differencing and Merging Tool

This tool will be useful for determining what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions. In addition, it has many helpful supporting features that make comparing, synchronising, and merging as easy and useful as possible.

General features include:

  • Supports Microsoft Windows XP or newer
  • Handles Windows, Unix and Mac text file formats
  • Unicode support
  • Tabbed interface

File Compare features:

  • 3-way File Comparison New!
  • Visual differencing and merging of text files
  • Flexible editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers and word-wrap
  • Highlights differences inside lines
  • Difference pane shows current difference in two vertical panes
  • Location pane shows map of files compared
  • Moved lines detection

Folder Compare features:

  • Regular Expression based file filters allow excluding and including items
  • Fast compare using file sizes and dates
  • Compares one folder or includes all subfolders
  • Can show folder compare results in a tree-style view
  • 3-way Folder Comparison Work in progress

Image Compare feature:

  • Support many types of images
  • Can highlight the differences with blocks
  • Overlaying of the pictures is possible

Version Control:

  • Creates patch files (Normal-, Context- and Unified formats)
  • Resolve conflict files

Other features:

  • Shell Integration (supports 64-bit Windows versions)
  • Archive file support using 7-Zip
  • Plugin support
  • Localizable interface
  • Online manual and installed HTML Help manual

You can read more and download this tool over here: https://winmerge.org/

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