Beyond Compare by Scooter Software is a pay-to-use program that compares file codes side-by-side. It can also look at directories and other types of data. It is designed for programmers who need to examine coding quickly for discrepancies.
Why spend time tediously comparing things when Beyond Compare can do it for you?
Unlike its competitor Meld, Better Compare (BC) has the power to examine and compare files and directories, including examining MP3 files and images. When you are comparing the code, the app will highlight differences in red.
Winmerge cannot merge three files as Beyond Compare can. However, Meld has the advantage because you can compare three items at the same time. This feature is not available in BC. Even so, any troubleshooting in the Better Compare app is straightforward.
As this program is designed for programmers, it is made to be customizable. For example, PDFs normally cannot be compared with BC; however, with a plugin, you can do this without any problem.
Where can you run this program?
You can use it on any Windows OS after Vista.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes, if you are concerned about pricing, Meld is an excellent alternative. Unlike BC, it is free and open-source. WinMerge is the same but it cannot merge three files like other alternative options.
Overall, BC is a flexible program with little holding it back. It can examine a variety of formats while giving you the ability to see precisely what is wrong.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you need a software program to compare code, BC is right for you.