ExamDiff Pro

Type of Program: File Comparison
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003
Company Name: PrestoSoft
Version: 3.4
Price: $35
Installed Size: 3.7 Mb


The installation of ExamDiff Pro is easy and intuitive. You can place the program files where you want them. Plus you are given the choice of whether or not you want a Desktop Icon.

When you start the trial version of ExamDiff Pro you are told that it is a 30 day trial version. More than fair I would say.

Ok lets get into nits and gritties. The first thing I did was to take a text file I had copy it and paste it into a new file, then make a couple of changes to it. Then I fed it to ExamDiff Pro. Well as you might expect from a product with the rep and longevity of ExamDiff Pro in less than one shake of a lambs tail it had found those differences and showed them to me in a really effective manner.

What it did to to show me the differences was to:
a: First of all it numbered all the lines in both files.
b: It shaded in both files those lines with the differences.
c: It made the text that was different red.

Take a look at this Screenshot taken from their site:

Here is what they say on their webpage:
You may not need to compare files and folders often, but when you need it, no tool is more powerful than ExamDiff Pro. Whether you want to synchronize two directories, compare two versions of your documents, or figure out what bytes got changed in a Windows DLL, ExamDiff Pro will get the job done.

 a) ExamDiff Pro can compare files/directory right from Windows Explorer (using the right-click on an item or a pair of items).
 b) ExamDiff Pro allows to compare two clipboard fragments from its Compare dialog.
 c) ExamDiff Pro allows to ignore programming language comments.
 d) ExamDiff Pro allows to compare PDF, Excel, Word files etc. via plug-ins.

I then used ExamDiff Pro to compare directories. I used it to compare a directory in a backup and the same directory that I knew had changed after the backup. ExamDiff Pro did the same great job there that it did with the file compare.

For you developers you are going to find ExamDiff Pro useful for comparing binary files.

So is comparison the end of the deal? Nope it will do synchronization too.

In conclusion, if you are not using ExamDiff Pro for all of your file comparison needs you are wasting time. ExamDiff Pro is the best. Hands Down!

Try It! Buy It!

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Reviewed by Joe Tex

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