WinMerge 2.14.0 for Windows

by Thingamahoochie Software

Avg. Rating 4.4 (601 votes)

File Details

File Size 6.1 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 62,068
Publisher Thingamahoochie Software
Homepage WinMerge

Publisher's Description

WinMerge is a tool for visual difference display and merging, for both files and directories. It has Unicode support, Flexible syntax coloring editor, and Windows Shell integration. Regexp filtering for filenames and lines. Side-by-side line difference and in-line word difference visualisation. A file map shows the overall file differences in a location pane. The user interface is translated into several languages.

Latest Reviews

YStevaert

YStevaert reviewed v2.13.20 Alpha on Aug 28, 2011

Abandoned in a horribly bad, unreliable state.

RitoSwan

RitoSwan reviewed v2.13.20 Alpha on Oct 21, 2010

This tool seriously contains CRC checksum methods for folder comparison.
Using the bit-for-bit comparison it takes ages.

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v2.13.14 Experimental on Sep 17, 2010

Development has almost come to a standstill but I guess nothing new can be added. Serves my purpose.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.13.11 Experimental on Feb 4, 2010

As a very nice alternative try Diffuse from sourceforge (python).
http://diffuse.sourceforge.net/
It works with files only & is very simple to use.
Excuse the horodruin ref. It is a folder type sync ap for which I would probably use over this. Not a fan of the gui here.

rip_pit

rip_pit reviewed v2.13.8 Experimental on May 26, 2009

using it for a long time. Never had errors while comparing, and perfs are good even with big folders (under xp). Maybe you should not use "Experimental" or "Nightly builds" and stay with stable releases

GerritWittesaele

GerritWittesaele reviewed v2.13.6 Experimental on Apr 16, 2009

Comparison is not trustable.

Sometimes it does not detect file differences while they are there.
So, what's left for this tool ?

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.13.4 Experimental on Mar 18, 2009

I tested this with 2 different folders that I wanted to be the same and it seemed to take foreeeeever. In comparison, I tried Horodruin and it was ten times faster.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.13.2 Experimental on Jan 28, 2009

I really want to like this program. But I'm struggling with the interface and the number of colors used by default in order to get the point across.

It's like a good book with a bad cover, you know?

Still. Open Source. Great move. I'd surely give it a solid 3.5 if we could, but I don't feel comfortable giving it a full 4.0.

I'm glad it's out there, but at the same time, I hope contributors to the project will be able to focus on some usability issues related to the interface and color scheme. Interface design can be a daunting task. I hope they can get it right.

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v2.13.1 Experimental on Jan 15, 2009

I can't praise this app highly enough.
Works straight out of the box and does exactly what it is supposed to.
I use it on a regular basis.

Kevin_S

Kevin_S reviewed v2.11.1.8 Experimental on Dec 19, 2008

I was a Beyond Compare user prior to discovering this tool. Even though my company had purchased a copy of Beyond Compare for me, I uninstalled it and began using WinMerge. I love it and use it every day. Well done!

Avg. Rating 4.4 (601 votes)
Your Rating
YStevaert

YStevaert reviewed v2.13.20 Alpha on Aug 28, 2011

Abandoned in a horribly bad, unreliable state.

RitoSwan

RitoSwan reviewed v2.13.20 Alpha on Oct 21, 2010

This tool seriously contains CRC checksum methods for folder comparison.
Using the bit-for-bit comparison it takes ages.

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v2.13.14 Experimental on Sep 17, 2010

Development has almost come to a standstill but I guess nothing new can be added. Serves my purpose.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.13.11 Experimental on Feb 4, 2010

As a very nice alternative try Diffuse from sourceforge (python).
http://diffuse.sourceforge.net/
It works with files only & is very simple to use.
Excuse the horodruin ref. It is a folder type sync ap for which I would probably use over this. Not a fan of the gui here.

rip_pit

rip_pit reviewed v2.13.8 Experimental on May 26, 2009

using it for a long time. Never had errors while comparing, and perfs are good even with big folders (under xp). Maybe you should not use "Experimental" or "Nightly builds" and stay with stable releases

GerritWittesaele

GerritWittesaele reviewed v2.13.6 Experimental on Apr 16, 2009

Comparison is not trustable.

Sometimes it does not detect file differences while they are there.
So, what's left for this tool ?

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.13.4 Experimental on Mar 18, 2009

I tested this with 2 different folders that I wanted to be the same and it seemed to take foreeeeever. In comparison, I tried Horodruin and it was ten times faster.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.13.2 Experimental on Jan 28, 2009

I really want to like this program. But I'm struggling with the interface and the number of colors used by default in order to get the point across.

It's like a good book with a bad cover, you know?

Still. Open Source. Great move. I'd surely give it a solid 3.5 if we could, but I don't feel comfortable giving it a full 4.0.

I'm glad it's out there, but at the same time, I hope contributors to the project will be able to focus on some usability issues related to the interface and color scheme. Interface design can be a daunting task. I hope they can get it right.

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v2.13.1 Experimental on Jan 15, 2009

I can't praise this app highly enough.
Works straight out of the box and does exactly what it is supposed to.
I use it on a regular basis.

Kevin_S

Kevin_S reviewed v2.11.1.8 Experimental on Dec 19, 2008

I was a Beyond Compare user prior to discovering this tool. Even though my company had purchased a copy of Beyond Compare for me, I uninstalled it and began using WinMerge. I love it and use it every day. Well done!

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v2.11.1.7 Experimental on Nov 21, 2008

i use both winmerge and araxis. Are great!

EarlyMorningHours

EarlyMorningHours reviewed v2.11.1.6 Experimental on Oct 23, 2008

I've been using this program continually for the last year after having used ExamDiff Pro for a few years prior. WinMerge has been just as reliable and actually preferable in some regard for me. I can't say that I use it in every conceivable fashion, but for directory comparison, and file content comparison, it has been indispensable.

Cornelis

Cornelis reviewed v2.11.1.5 Experimental on Oct 6, 2008

I just don't get it, what version is current 2.11.x or 2.9.x ???? DOH.

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed v2.11.1.5 Experimental on Oct 3, 2008

Many people suggest Beyond Compare. I tried it, and it works great indeed. However, for my needs, WinMerge does everything I require, well, and for free (unlike Beyond Compare). Thus, I dont' know about others, but WinMerge gets me into its user base.
Add to that a constant flow of updates and unicode support, and you'll understand why I give it a 5 without a second thought.

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v2.11.1.4 Experimental on Aug 21, 2008

Using at work every day in full UTF-8 environment.
No problem at all, when well configured.
Araxis Merge is gone for me, too slow...

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