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Diffinity v0.8.4 Updated

billon on 7 Oct 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by billon

Diffinity is a text comparison and merging tool focused on source code differences. The program compares the contents of two text files and displays the differences by line as well as individually modified characters/words. The program supports drag and drop, a thumbnail view of all differences, instance and syntax highlighting, update as-you-type (live view), customizable interface and more.

Displays differentiation between changed, removed and added lines. Auto-detects Unicode encoding.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET v4.5.1
Stealth: ? No. Writes Diffinity.exe.log to AppData folder.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR and uninstall.exe
  3. Launch Diffinity.exe
  4. Go to Preferences and check Save settings file in application folder
Similar/alternative apps: Text Compare, TextDiff, X-WinMerge
What's new?
  • Show whitespace characters added to text editor preferences.
  • Syntax highlighting no longer highlights inside changed blocks by default and settings added for whether to highlight inside changed/added/removed blocks.
  • Syntax highlighting is now done when file is opened to avoid stepping being sluggish.
  • Popup dialog tweaks, fixed issues with some popups ending up behind the app.
  • Notification icons now flash twice.
  • Switch left/right now updates syntax highlighting and preserves selected edit and scrolled position.
  • Rediff on save is no longer triggered if the rediff takes too long (press F6 to rediff manually).
  • Added:
    • Support for unicode line ending characters U+2028 and U+2029;
    • Context menu for when clicking outside text components.
  • Pressing tab now defaults to select the right text editor.
  • Fixed bugs:
    • With horizontal scrollbar sometimes not scrolling to the far right of the text;
    • With notification icons showing for files that could not be opened or no files at all, and not showing when diffing text directly without opening files.
  • Various optimizations and fixes.

Bible Analyzer v5.2.1.

smaragdus on 15 Mar 2017
  • 45MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Bible Analyzer is a cross-platform study and analysis program with text comparison, proximity searches, detailed statistics, and more usually not found in other free or commercial software programs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer
  2. Run the installer and during installation select Portable (All files under one folder) installation mode
  3. Launch BibleAnalyzer5.exe
Similar/alternative apps: BPBible Portable, theWord
What's new? See:
http://www.bibleanalyzer.com/updates.htm
Latest comments
Napiophelios on 2015-04-11 00:07

this reminds me alot of "the word" but a lot lighter I think
and I really like the Hymns Audio folder..nice touch.

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Text Compare v1.0.2.2 Updated

billon on 11 Sep 2017
  • 105KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 May 2015
  • Suggested by TP109

Text Compare is a simple tool for comparing text files (ini, txt, html, xml) and marking differences by color. Includes drag-and-drop support, filtering, view of new, moved and copied lines and different comparison methods (just show new and changed or moved and copied).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TextCompare.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: X-Winmerge, TextDiff
What's new? Added Features:
  • Command line support.
  • Synchronized scrolling.
  • Remember Window state.
  • Save settings to ini file.
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olliebean on 2017-09-10 14:59

The website link for this one gives a 404 error, and the download link gives an error message saying a password is required.

The most recent blog entry on the website (dated Aug. 26th 2017) says:

"The below listed tools are no longer available as download on this website.

AD BulkCreator
TextCompare
ComboBox ApplicationLauncher

As of today, all information about these 3 tools is also no longer available on this website."

So unless there is an alternate download location for this app, I guess it's gone.

__philippe on 2017-09-10 15:30

Just in case TextCompare evaporates again,
TextDiff is a worthy alternative:

https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1501

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X-WinMerge v2.14.0 [rev12]

webfork on 29 Dec 2013
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Lupo73

WinMerge is a visual text file differencing and merging tool. It can be used to determined what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions. It comes with a built-in editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers and word-wrap, and handles DOS, UNIX and MAC text file formats.

X-WinMerge is a portable wrapper for WinMerge. Alternatively, WinMergePortable is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MFC71.DLL, MSVCR71.DLL, MSVCP71.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch X-WinMerge.exe.

Optionally, to enable unicode:
  1. Edit the file X-WinMerge.ini
  2. Under [FileToRun], modify line to read:
    PathToExe=$Bin\WinMerge\WinMergeU.exe
What's new? see http://sourceforge.net/p/winmerge/news/2013/02/winmerge-2140-stable-released/
Latest comments
DeepAnger on 2008-11-19 09:31

Warning, this one stays in Italian language :-/

Drone242 on 2012-03-15 18:29

@DeepAnger:
You need to modify the X-WinMerge.ini file to set the locale used on application start. Search this line:
WinMerge\Locale|"LanguageId"=dword:00000410
Replace the dword number with the one you need:
00000000 = "Language Neutral" (uses english on my box)
00000407 = German
00000409 = English
0000040c = French
00000413 = Dutch
0000041d = Swedish
00000c0a = Spanish
For a full list check this list on Microsoft Technet -> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744319(v=ws.10).aspx

webfork on 2012-12-07 02:37

I've had this program on my computer for several years without having a real need for it. Knowing the nature of what it does and some of my projects, it was there just in case. Well, today I screwed up a script (evidently what one browser thinks is commented isn't something other browsers agree upon) and this helped me fix it quickly and easily. An excellent program.

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TextDiff v4.6

webfork on 20 Nov 2015
  • 987KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Nov 2013
  • Suggested by TPFC Fan

TextDiff is a text and folder comparison tool. It supports drag-and-drop of files, customizable color highlighting of differences, two-way merging, in-place text editing, etc.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The files you need are located in the TextDiff subfolder
  3. Launch TextDiff.exe
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NickR on 2011-09-05 18:21

CAUTION: Writes corrupt files on my XP sp3 setup.

File compare works (Superbly - my favourite by far)

But if I write file1 or file2 after executing the actual'Compare'
or some other edit changes. My file is written truncated and
in Unicode BigEndian UTF-8, which spoils my day somewhat.

I checked carefully and re-downloaded etc for a few days now.
May not effect everyone. Hope this helps someone avoid a problem.

Provy on 2017-10-09 20:01

I cannot open the .hlp file. Any suggestions?

__philippe on 2017-10-09 21:25

@Provy

TextDiff.hlp is a windows 3.x Help file. Under Win XP, Explorer will open it just fine.

Under Win7, however, Explorer will barf about an unsupported old file format,
but does suggest to download some sort of conversion utility.

Alternatively, TextDiff.hlp file contents could be converted (under winXP) to a PDF document.
PM me with your email if you want it.

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