Download Beyond Compare 4.4.2 build 26348

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Scooter Software has released version 4.4.2 of Beyond Compare. With this very comprehensive program, which is available for Windows, Linux and macOS, files can be compared with each other. In addition, it is possible to compare complete folders, ftp locations and archives. Beyond Compare is available in a standard and a pro version, for Prices that start at $30. The mutual differences can be this page are being found. Since version 4.3.7, the following changes and improvements have been made:

Beyond Compare

Notable Changes

  • macOS: Fixed bcomp command line support on macOS 12.3.

Beyond Compare

Notable Changes

  • Improved stability and various other fixes, especially in FTP/SFTP connections.


  • Added support for PuTTY v3 SSH keys, and enhanced support for other key formats.
  • Added FTPS profile option to limit TLS version minimum and maximum to handle incompatibilities or increase security.
  • macOS/Linux: Fixed hang and high CPU usage when using an empty passphrase to try to load a SSH private key file that’s encrypted and stored in the new OpenSSH private key format.
  • Fixed parsing z/OS FTP listings that include external links.
  • Fixed “450 Transfer aborted. Link to file server lost” error when uploading to ProFTPD hosts.
  • Fixed SFTP connections failing depending on the key exchange algorithms enabled on the server.
  • Fixed read timeout when doing Active mode FTP transfers from vsFTPD servers.
  • macOS: Fixed read timeout when doing Active mode FTP transfers from ProFTPD servers.
  • Fixed “TLS session of data connection not resumed” errors when using TLS 1.3 to connect to FileZilla Server and other FTP servers that rely on GnuTLS.


  • Fixed truncated text in Japanese version.
  • macOS: Fixed “Browse Using Profiles” dialog local file system treeview flickering between incorrect file type icons.


  • Windows: Fixed WebDAV connections using NTLM authentication (eg, SharePoint).


  • macOS: Fixed crashes in “Browse Using Profiles” dialog.
  • macOS: Fixed crash when drawing a combobox.

Beyond Compare

Notable Changes

  • Added support for TLS 1.3.
  • Various enhancements for SFTP support.
  • Updated Dropbox profiles to use new short-lived access tokens.
  • Linux/macOS: Fixed corruption of characters outside the Unicode basic multilingual plane (eg, emoji).
  • Various fixes and enhancements.

Cloud Services

  • Added support for TLS 1.3.
  • Updated Dropbox profiles to use new short-lived access tokens.
  • Linux: Fixed support for automatically trusting TLS certificates signed by a trusted certificate authority.

File Views

  • Linux: Added support for https:// URLs.
  • Linux: Fixed corruption of characters outside the Unicode basic multilingual plane (eg, emoji). Displaying emoji is not supported yet, so they will show as U+FFFD REPLACEMENT CHARACTER, but will remain the original characters when saving/editing.
  • macOS: Fixed support for characters outside the Unicode basic multilingual plane (eg, emoji).
  • macOS: Fixed “Find…” autocomplete incorrectly changing capitalization when the search string matches an MRU string.

Folder Compare

  • Windows: Fixed using large buffers when loading remote network drives.
  • macOS: Fixed “Copy to Side” command not appearing on the toolbar or in menus if configured to do so.


  • Added support for Ed25519 SSH keys.
  • Added support for OpenSSH’s newer private key format.
  • Added support for SSH HMAC algorithm.
  • Added support for TLS 1.3 for FTPS connections.
  • Fixed dropped SFTP connections when uploading files to CrushFTP.
  • Fixed truncated files when uploading to a Windows 10 OpenSSH server.
  • Fixed truncated files when downloading from an HP/Tandem NonStop SFTP server.
  • Adjusted SSH key exchange algorithms to be more conservative.


  • Linux: Updated .deb/.rpm packages to use https for remote repositories.


  • Linux: Check for Updates now uses HTTPS connections.
  • Linux: Fixed file sizes showing as on locales that use non-ASCII characters (eg, No-break space).
  • macOS: Fixed failure to launch a file comparison if an external process attempted it while BC was shutting down.
  • macOS: Fixed various issues with Finder extension.
  • macOS: Fixed file view path edits showing the old path when loading a new file.
  • macOS: Fixed file save dialog growing too wide and not being resizable on macOS Big Sur and later.
  • macOS: Fixed ESC to close modal dialogs even if they don’t have a ‘Cancel’ button.
  • Downloading updates through the Check for Updates dialog now uses HTTPS connections.

Picture Compare

  • macOS: Fixed “Browse Using File System” showing all file types as unselectable.

Text Merge

  • macOS: Fixed “Align With” behavior.


  • Fixed intermittent crash on shutdown.

Version number 4.4.2 build 26348
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Scooter Software
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License type Paid
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