When comparing Gogs vs Beyond Compare, the Slant community recommends Beyond Compare for most people. In the question“What are the best merge applications for Git?” Beyond Compare is ranked 6th while Gogs is ranked 12th. The most important reason people chose Beyond Compare is:
Beyond Compare can be used to compare both files and folders. File-Filters possible!
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Very light
Gogs is very light and has very low minimal requirements.
Pro Excellent performance and efficiency
The fact that it's written in Go means that it has excellent performance even with little resources (less RAM for example).
Pro Simple installation
The installation process is very simple, just a binary file that needs to be run on the directory where the user wants to install Gogs
Pro Open Source
Distributed under the MIT license.
Pro Cross-platform compatibility
Gogs is written in Go, this means that Gogs can be run anywhere that Go can compile. Be it Linux, Windows or OSX.
Pro Supports comparing folders
Beyond Compare can be used to compare both files and folders.
Pro Synchronize folders
Can be used to synchronize folders. Including wildcards.
Pro Supports 3 way merge
Good overview. Clear display of changed lines (background color) and changed characters (foreground color).
Pro Has rules for adding ignore-masks and replacement rules
So parts you don't want to see in your comparision can be hidden with ignore masks. Parts that are okay to be changed can be set with change-lists so beyond compare knows what's the replacement value and skips displaying this. So you can focus on the for you important changes. For example with the ignore mask I was able to compare two logs with different timestamps but nearly same content. (beginning with timestams the first x characters adding to ignore)
Pro Supports editing files directly
Pro Customer Service is awesome and easy to work with
Pro Can compare remote directories
Beyond Compare can compare directories through FTP, SFTP. Also it can compare directories hosted on Dropbox or Amazon S3.
Pro Can be used to compare image files
This is a useful feature for game developers using Git.
Pro Works well with large files
Pro One license covers all major OS's (Linux/Windows/Mac)
Con Only one maintainer
The project is driven by only one maintainer. The development will stop if he for some reason stops supporting the project.
Con Can not make pull requests between branches of forked repositories
Con Supports only git
Gogs supports only the Git management system.
Con No third party provider support
Con Can't filter by a user to see all their commits in one place
I want to see a single user's entire history, but clicking a user's name only shows all users' history, not just the one I clicked.
Con Paid proprietary software
Beyond Compare is not free, it offers different license options depending on the number of members in a team and depending on the software version.