Best Free File Comparison Software – Part 2

Regardless of whether you’re an Android developer, iPhone programmer, website developer, … or just an ordinary computer user, chances are that you might find that you need a tool to compare and merge different versions of a plain text file or soure code file.

We’ve reviewed one of the best file compare and merge utility – KDiff3 in the last month, diffuse is another freeware developed by Derrick Moser, it supports Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.


  • Free and open source.
  • Easy to use.
  • Supports Drag and Drop.
  • Supports head to head comparison and merging unlimited number of files.
  • Allows to edit files directly.
  • Syntax highlighting for a wide quantity of languages: C++, Java, Objective C++, PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, Bourne Shell, C shell, C#, Fortran, Gettext, GLSL( OpenGL shading language ), INI, Javascript, JSP, Makefile, Octave, Pascal, Patch, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl,, Verilog, VHDL, XML.
  • Supports several source control management tools like CVS, Monotone, Bazaar, Darcs, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, RCS, SVK.
  • Unlimited undo and redo.
  • Allows to launch from command line.

Diffuse supports all Windows operating systems including but not limited to Windows 7 and Windows XP, it also supports Mac OS X and Linux/BSD.

Diffuse is a free download available from, also check out Diffuse User’s Manual.

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