Compare Suite Version History

  • Important note: below is a version history of Compare Suite project. Please note that there are 4 editions of Compare Suite: Compare Suite Light (freeware edition), Compare Suite Standard, Compare PDF (the Standard edition limited to PDF files only), Compare Suite PRO. To learn the difference between editions check the comparison table.
  • The latest version of Compare Suite can be downloaded from official web-site, old versions are available in archive.

In development…

  • Folder comparison report can be configured (Options > Reports > Show content of new files) to include the content of the files that exist in one folder, but don’t exist in another

Version 8.7 (release date 27 july, 2018)

  • Latest Windows version compatibility update
  • Silent install and uninstall updated

Version 8.6 (release date 3 March, 2017)

  • Better compatibility with Office 365
  • Additional localization added

Version 8.5 (release date 19 January, 2014)

  • Minor compatibility issues fixed

Version 8.4 (release date 24 February, 2014)

  • Context menu integration for 64 bit Windows added
  • Excel spreadsheet comparison for groups optimized

Version 8.3 (release date 25 June, 2013)

  • Internal algorithms optimized
  • Interface polished according to the latest requirements
Version 8.2 (release date: 12 October, 2012)
  • In Options > Reports was introduced new option to show N unchanged lines in changes only report. This will help better understand the content of the file even from “Changes only” report.
  • When compare Word file in text mode header and footer text are now supported.
  • These users who need display precise difference between two numbers will now be able to specify accuracy for number comparison, e.g. the number of digits after decimal point. Find this possibility in Options > File comparison > “Round percents in … “
  • Out of memory bug when generating report for short wrapped lines fixed;

Version 8.1 (release date: 19 September, 2012)

  • Key-code activation scheme implemented – 19 September, 2012

Version 8.1. alfa (release date: 10 August, 2012)

  • Improved encoding detection algorithm, including cases without BOM marker.
  • Optimized word report generation time for large files.
Version 8.0. (release date: 9 May, 2012)
  • COM model is now available in PRO edition of Compare Suite. It allows easy integration with third-party tools. Check “COM” folder in Compare Suite installation for examples.
Version 7.9. (release date: 30 March, 2012)
  • Compare Suite can now compare Word documents keeping formatting. It is not possible to save updated documents in original format yet. Program can highlight the difference in formatting, e.g. size, color, font.  Adjust settings in Tools > Options > MS Word Comparison.

Version 7.8. (release date: 2 January, 2012)

  • Ability to ignore comments in source code files. Check Tools > Options > Ignoring, there is a new check box “Ignore comments in source files”;
  • Ability to open file in default editor. Right click on the name of opened file – in the context menu you will be able to open file, open containing folder;
  • MD5 and CRC32 hashes in reports and at info panel;
  • New tabbed interface – it is now easier to switch between compared pairs of files and folders;
New tabbed interface - it is now easier to switch between compared pairs of files and folders;

New tabbed interface – it is now easier to switch between compared pairs of files and folders;

Version 7.7. (release date: 26 September, 2011)

  • Advanced HTML comparison released: ability to compare HTML web-pages and display differences in original document. DOM tree comparison for HTML documents.

Version 7.6. (release date: 9 September, 2011)

Version 7.5. (release date: 30 May, 2011)

  • Advanced search in text function
  • Ability to wrap long lines in compare results
  • Ability to ignore standard time difference for folder comparison that might occur because of coping files from/to external server

Version 7.4. (release date: 9 March, 2011)

  • Real-time comparison (check in Tools > Options > File Comparison);
  • Syntax highlighting for Visual Basic;
  • OpenXML comparison for docx, xlsx, pptx documents of MS Office;
  • Improved folder comparison algorithm;

Version 7.3. (release date: 25 January, 2011)

  • Autosave of compare results;
  • Better binary comparison – HEX data as a text, binary metadata;
  • Folding and unfolding of certain groups in compare results;

Version 7.2. (release date: 26 December, 2010)

  • XML format comparison improved;
  • Program freezing problem for large PDF files was solved;
  • Unicode files without correct marker are now supported normally;

Version 7.1. (release date: 09 December, 2010)

Version 7.0.

Version 6.0.

Version 5.0.

Improved folder comparison

  • Ability to save results of folder comparison
  • Display of progress and finish time estimation
  • Many minor features and bug-fixes

Improved interface

  • Ability to change panels’ position in any way. Can place panels horizontally.
  • Older file can be placed on the left panel automatically.
  • RTF (Rich Text Format) files comparison

Version 4.5.

Version 4.0

  • The PDF to Text conversion function was upgraded. Now you will be experiencing less problems with comparing PDF files.
  • Wrap Lines function added, now you can tell Compare Suite to wrap lines when generating report;
  • Advanced Report for file comparison is available. This report contains only differences between two files.
  • Report styles update, now for html report you can use underline and strikeout html styles.
  • Minor bug fixed with running Compare Suite through command line interface.

Version 3.0

  • PDF2TXT component replaced with new one. Now it is can manage almost all PDFs, including PDF files created with the latest versions of Acrobat and other authoring tools.

Version 2.4

  • “Line too long” bug was completely fixed.

Version 2.0


Bugs fixed:

  • “Out of memory” bug fixed. The problem occurred when trying to compare two large PDF files.
  • “Line X too long” problem fixed. Occurred when Compare Suite tried to generate comparison report for files with long lines without “end-line” codes.

Version 1.0

  • Compare Suite 1.0 provides file and folder comparison, merging for plain text files, reporting functions;
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Where Compare Suite is used:

Compare Suite Features:

Compare FileCompare documents to find differences regardless of the format: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, PDF.

Compare FoldersCompare two local or remote folders to find and synchronize any changes made.

Compare by KeywordsUse the keywords comparison to analyze non-related documents created from different formats.

Compare ArchiveArchive comparison: compare Rar and Zip archive files without unpacking / unzipping.

COmpare Web-PageCompare web pages as code with HTML tags or as text as seen in a web browser.

Compare ImagesCompare two images of various formats to find all possible differences, even slight ones.

Compare MultimediaMultimedia comparison. Compare information from multimedia and graphic formats.

Ignore WordsIgnore words. Compare Suite can ignore certain keywords or strings during comparison.

Integrate with DMSDMS Integration. Easily integrate Compare Suite into 3rd party document management systems.

Highlight SyntaxSyntax highlighting for .pas, .asm., cpp, PHP, XML, bat, css, dpk, xsl files supported.

Compare FTPCompare files located on FTP as easily as on hard drives or local area networks.

Compare Command LineUse command line to automate comparisons and integrate it with 3rd party tools.

Compare UnicodeUNICODE is fully supported: open and compare documents in any language or encoding.

Review compared documents:

Compare ReportCreate a fully customizable comparison report on two files or folders.

Compare CommentsWrite your own comments on changes you or your colleagues make, improving collaboration.

Audit DocumentUse document audit to accept or decline changes made in plain text files.

What is Compare Suite?

  • It is a file compare tool
  • In office Compare Suite helps to compare word files, Excel spreadsheets, web-pages
  • Software developers and web-masters use Compare Suite to do version compare, approve changes in documents or compare certain file types like XML, PHP, C-Sharp
  • Office managers use Compare Suite to diff PDF files, compare invoice files
  • Compare Suite also make it much easier synchronization of directories