When comparing Electron vs DeltaWalker, the Slant community recommends Electron for most people. In the question“What are the best folder/file compare/diff tools for either OSX, Linux or Windows?” Electron is ranked 10th while DeltaWalker is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Electron is:
Electron receives updates frequently (multiple times each month). For example, the recent updates (as of July 15, 2016) are: * 1.2.6 (released July 6) * 1.2.5 (released June 23) * 1.2.4 (released June 22) * 1.2.3 (released June 16) * 1.2.2 (released June 8)
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Pro Active development
Electron receives updates frequently (multiple times each month). For example, the recent updates (as of July 15, 2016) are:
1.2.6 (released July 6)
1.2.5 (released June 23)
1.2.4 (released June 22)
1.2.3 (released June 16)
1.2.2 (released June 8)
Pro Healthy community
Github is behind electron and there is a lot of big companies using it to make their cross platform apps.
Pro Great documentation
Electron has a nice website with great documentation. It also features a lot of samples.
Pro Solid API
Pro Can compare remote directories
Can connect to remote folders via FTP, SFTP, FTPS, WebDAV, WebDAVS, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
Pro Folder and file filtering
Easy to use rules for including or excluding folders and files from your folder comparisons.
Pro Cross platform
Works on Mac, Windows and Linux.
Pro Image comparison
2 & 3-way image comparisons with zooming & panning are available.
Pro 3-Way Text Merge
Con Apps can have memory issues
Apps made with Electron are likely to have memory issues unless you specifically design the app with efficient coding.
Con Very slow
Folder comparisons can take an extremely long time to load compared to other diff tools.