This week I have written a short post to share with you some tools that I use daily, but that are perhaps are less well known than they deserve to be: MetalScroll, Beyond Compare & Code Collaborator.


Beyond Compare is a file diff/merge tool for windows that I discovered whilst working on the GTA “Double Pack”, work that, for various reasons, involved a lot a diffing and merging of sections of large codebases. Despite the abundance of free and commercial tools that provide equivalent functionality, many of which I’ve tried at various times, Beyond Compare has been my 1st choice for heavy duty diff/and merge jobs for over 5 years. Highly recommended. Also pure gold for log file post-mortum work, handling even very large files without a hiccup.

Code Collaborator