ZsCompare is a cross platform comparison and synchronization utility from Zizasoft. ZsCompare runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. ZsCompare has been designed to allow you to simply and easily compare and synchronize directories and the files within them, the content of files, and snippets of text which can come from virtually any source. You can run comparisons on local directories, networked computers, or remove-able media such as CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. With all comparisons, you can customize the settings used to run the comparison in order to fine-tune the results to meet your needs.
The Lite Edition contains basic comparison and synchronization functionality. With the Lite Edition, you will be able to compare directories, zip files, jar files, text files, and freeform text.
The Standard Edition contains all of the features in the Lite edition plus it adds several additional features needed for maximum productivity. The Standard Edition includes support for creating and comparing snapshots as well as support for changing attributes, timestamps, and file names directly from the results. It also allows you to create patches for changed files. The standard edition also has more powerful text comparison options, and the ability to directly edit the text of a file from the results. With the standard edition, you can also view results in a binary mode which allows you to compare non-textual files.
The Professional Edition contains all of the features in the Standard edition, plus it adds support for comparing the text of Microsoft Word Documents and PDF files. It also allows you to patch changed folders in addition to changed files. The Professional Edition also lets you create and run scripts which allows you to automate the complete functionality of zsCompare.