Imagine you have two versions of the same file. You need to thoroughly compare them. You would first open up these files and look carefully for differences. Next you would access the properties of each file and compare their properties. A comparison this way will surely take a lot of time and in most cases will not be worth the time spent. Here to help you quickly perform local file and folder comparisons is a desktop application called Beyond Compare 3.
Beyond Compare 3 is a desktop application for Windows and Linux computers. The Windows version is sized at nearly 6 MB whereas the Linux version comes in a compressed archive sized at 10 MB. The application is a tool that helps you quickly compare 2 different files or folders on your computer. You can use the app to compare properties of 2 different folders, contents of 2 different text files, data of 2 different files, HEX values of files, properties of MP3 files, and similarity of images. Registry values and file versions can be easily compared. Folders can also be synchronized and texts can be merged.
To compare something, all you do is click on the appropriate option in the main window. In the subsequent window, you select two files or folders to be compared. The following image is of two MP3 files being compared. Differences are highlighted in red for easy referencing.
You can create multiple sessions of comparisons in different tabs of the program. You can compare different types of files or folders in different tabs.
Beyond Compare 3 comes with a price tag of $30. But it offers a free evaluation period during which you can see firsthand how useful the app is.
Get Beyond Compare 3 from here.