Araxis Merge Professional
- is the visual file comparison/merging and folder synchronization application from Araxis. Merge is a particularly useful tool for code review, code audit and release management: the tight integration between file and folder comparison makes it easy to identify and review every change in every source file, even when comparing source hierarchies containing thousands of files. In-place editing and unique visual two and three-way file/folder comparison and merging make Merge a compelling choice for software developers, product release managers, web designers and other professionals who work with text files, including ASCII, MBCS and Unicode files. English, German, French, International Spanish and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) are supported as user interface languages; translation of the online help to German, French and International Spanish is underway. A Japanese version of Merge is also available.
For legal and publishing professionals: instantly identify every change between different contract or manuscript drafts. Directly open and compare the text from Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), OpenDocument, PDF and RTF files. Copy text from other applications (such as Microsoft Word) and paste it directly into a text comparison window.
For software engineers and web developers: compare, understand and combine different source file versions. Work quickly and accurately, whether you are comparing individual files or reconciling entire branches of source code. Use three-way comparison to integrate changes made by you, and those made by a colleague, with a common ancestor version. Synchronize a website with its staging area via ftp using the supplied ftp plugin.
For release and quality control managers: compare different source code branches to give total confidence that you know and understand every change made to every file for a specific release. Compare product releases to be certain that only the expected files have been modified. Create an html or xml report of changes for audit purposes.
For code reviewers and auditors: identify in context every change made between two or three source code hierarchies. Create a standalone html or xml report of your findings. Add bookmarks and comments to a file or folder comparison, then save it as a single-file archive for emailing to other team members for review.
Other users: Whether you are working with multiple revisions of text files or need to keep multiple folder hierarchies in sync (for example, between a desktop and laptop machine), Merge could help save time and reduce errors by helping you to work quickly and accurately.