Denver, CO May 4th, 2006 - Zizasoft LLC, creator of software utilities for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, announces the release of zsCompare Version 3.0. ZsCompare 3.0 includes several new enhancements and is now available in three editions to satisfy a broad range of user needs.
ZsCompare allows users to efficiently synchronize computers, backup data, compare different versions of files, verify that CDs have been copied correctly, manage Zip files, review changes to source code, and more. Users can easily run comparisons on local directories, networked computers, or removable media, such as CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. zsCompare is highly customizable to meet a wide range of needs.
ZsCompare 3.0 adds many new file and freeform text comparison features, including the ability to compare text from Microsoft Word documents and PDF documents. Also, zsCompare provides additional control over how the comparison is performed with predefined options for common comparisons. Finally, the new version of zsCompare permits direct editing of the contents of a file from the results.
New directory comparison features in zsCompare allow users to create and compare Snapshots of the file system and to create and apply Patch files for files and directories. Patch files allow users to store just the differences between two files or directories. This saves space on hard drives and allows users to easily send small files to people at remote locations. Users can also directly modify file names, attributes, and timestamps from the results now.
Also new is the ability to save sets of options for future use. Users can easily change between sets of options from the main comparison screen. Having multiple options sets provides quick access to different types of comparisons and allows users to obtain the best results depending on what is being compared.
ZsCompare 3.0 operates on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It runs on the Java platform, a copy of which is included with the zsCompare installation.
ZsCompare 3.0 is available in three editions: Professional ($199.95), Standard ($99.95), and Lite ($35.00).
The Lite Edition contains basic comparison and synchronization functionality. With the Lite Edition, users can compare directories, zip files, text files, and freeform text.
The Standard Edition contains all of the features in the Lite Edition plus it adds several additional features to increase 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. 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, users can also view results in a binary mode to compare non-textual files.
The Professional Edition contains all of the features in the Standard Edition plus support for comparing the text of Microsoft Word documents and PDF files. The Professional Edition also lets users create and run scripts to automate the complete functionality of zsCompare.
All versions include free lifetime upgrades and free technical support.
More information, including a complete list of enhancements and a fully functional 30 day trial version, is available at http://www.zizasoft.com/products/zsCompare/index.shtml.