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C12-11 Beyond Compare

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Software Profile

ID C12-11
Product Beyond Compare
Company Scooter Software, Inc.
625 N Segoe Rd, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53705
Web Site
Software Type Desktop
Costs Single License: 30$ (Standard Version) / 50$ (Pro Version)
Test Date 2012-03-27


Ranking for all tests: 8
Ranking for Source Code Test: 8
Ranking for Text Test: 5
Summary: partially useful (text), not useful (code)


BeyondCompare offers a comparison of files or folders, but when it compares folders it only looks to see if there are files of the same name in the folder, it does not compare the files themselves. Only two files can be compared at the same time. The system accepts .java files, but only does a textual comparison of them. It was only able to deal with changed comments and inserted empty lines.

It is able to show the identical parts, the different parts, or the entire file. Since the system worked on a word level, it was able to get a bit more than half of the possible points.

In summary, this system is partially useful for detecting text collusion and not useful for detecting code plagiarism for universities.


Screenshot 1: Folder Comparison

Screenshot 2: Different Comparison Methods

Business Promotion

„Beyond Compare allows you to quickly and easily compare your 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.“


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