Diff Doc!

* * * I have a small (2 Attorney law firm and do quite a bit of contract intensive business law and real estate work. Like many others I have been very frustrated by Word's erratic document comparison tool. At times it highlights entire paragraphs rather than just the changes. Like everyone else who has griped in this forum, I too found the pricing of Delta View to be prohibitively high. After reading about Word DocDiff here, I recently downloaded the trial version from the Word DocDiff website http://www.SoftInterface.com
I found the interface very useable and the results (for my purposes were quite good. It can provide several different views illustrating the changes made to the document as well as a combined redline document in word format showi

Diff Doc alternatives

  • Meld

  • Meld is a visual diff and merge tool. You can compare two or three files and edit them in place (diffs update dynamically). You can compare two or three folders and launch file comparisons. You can browse and view a working copy from popular version control systems such such as CVS, Subversion, Bazaar-ng and Mercurial. Written with Python and GTK.

    tags: diff file-compare folder-compare merge-folders merging
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Python
  • WinMerge

  • WinMerge is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle. 32 languages. With the xdocdiff-Plugin you even can compare Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and some more files.

    tags: Discontinued Portable compare-docx compare-pdf compare-pptx
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com Discontinued
  • Beyond Compare

  • Beyond Compare allows you to compare files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.

    tags: compare-pdf diff explorer-integration file-compare file-synchronization
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • kdiff3

  • KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool which compares and merges two or three text input files or directories, shows the differences line by line and character by character, provides an automatic merge-facility, has an editor for comfortable solving of merge-conflicts, provides networktransparency via KIO, has options to highlight or hide changes in white-space or comments, supports Unicode, UTF-8 and other file encodings, prints differences, supports version control keyword and history merging. »

    tags: Discontinued diff file-compare folder-compare hex-viewer
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Discontinued
  • Compare

  • Comparison plugin for Notepad++ editor.

    tags: diff file-compare npp-plugin side-by-side-comparison
    platform: Windows Notepad++
  • WinMerge 2011

  • WinMerge 2011 series is a fork of the original WinMerge application that compiles without ATL/MFC dependencies to enable zero-budget developers to build WinMerge from sources using Visual C++ Express editions.

    tags: Portable file-compare folder-compare ftp-support
    platform: Windows Linux PortableApps.com Wine
  • Code Compare

  • Code Compare is a free file and folder merge tool from Devart. New version of Code Compare comes with significantly increased startup speed:- Standalone application start is two times faster;- Opening a file comparison document in Visual Studio is two times faster;- Considerable acceleration of the first environment start after installing Code Compare.

    tags: diff file-compare file-diff
    platform: Windows
  • Diffinity

  • Diffinity is a diff and merging tool with focus on accurate and easy to read source code diffs. It will compare the content of two files and present the differences in an easy to read line by line and char by char basis.

    tags: Portable accurate diff diffing file-compare
    platform: Windows
  • DiffMerge

  • DiffMerge is a graphical file comparison program for Windows, Mac OS X and Unix, published by SourceGear.* Integrates with Windows Explorer; adds a shortcut to the context menu.* Compatible with different character encodings, including Unicode support.* Performs a side-by-side comparison of two folders.* Supports comparison of three files.

    tags: Discontinued configurable explorer-integration file-compare file-diff
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Discontinued
  • Araxis Merge

  • Merge is the visual file comparison (diff), merging and folder synchronization application from Araxis. Use it to compare and merge source code, web pages, XML and other text files with native application performance. Directly open and compare the text from Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), OpenDocument, PDF and RTF files. Compare images and binary files. Synchronize folders. Perform code reviews and audits. Work with folder hierarchies containing thousands of files. Merge integrates with many SCM (version control) systems and other applications. »

    tags: binary-comparison file-compare folder-compare folder-sync merging
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • P4Merge

  • The Perforce Merge Tool, P4Merge, provides graphical three-way merging and side-by-side file comparisons.

    tags: diff difference differences file-compare side-by-side-comparison
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • FileMerge

  • FileMerge is part of Xcode .

    tags: developer-tools diff
    platform: Mac OS X Xcode
  • Diffuse

  • Diffuse is a small and simple text merge tool written in Python. With Diffuse, you can easily merge, edit, and review changes to your code.

    tags: development-xfce file-compare side-by-side-comparison simplicity-feature text-compare
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • mergely

  • Merge is an online merge and diff tool that allows you to share and save your documents.

    tags: comparison diff difference patch unix
    platform: Online
  • DeltaWalker

  • Intuitive, multi-platform application for two and three-way visual file and folder comparison. Use DeltaWalker to compare (diff) and merge files and to compare and synchronize folders.

    tags: compare-pdf diff file-compare file-synchronization folder-compare
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux