DHEX Alternatives

    DHEX is described as 'more than just another hex editor: It includes a diff mode, which can be used to easily and conveniently compare two binary files. Since it is based on ncurses and is themeable, it can run on any number of systems and scenarios' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to DHEX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is HxD, which is free. Other great apps like DHEX are wxHexEditor (Free, Open Source), 010 Editor (Paid), wxMEdit (Free, Open Source) and PE Explorer (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 29, 2021

    1. This is also a disk editor. It comes with a very clean and usable UI and offers comprehensive information about NTFS. You can use it to view and edit NTFS file system structures. It dissects all necessary information for you. Its a good tool to learn something about NTFS.
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    2. Replace, insert, delete, copy, and otherwise modify bytes and bits in multiple files. Perform bitwise operations on specified bytes with bitmasks and operators like NOT, AND, OR, XOR. Reverse order of specified bytes and bits. Compute file hashes.
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    3. Open Source powerful and flexible Hex-Editor, with multiple colour-schemes that allow easy visual indication of byte-magnitude.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Climacs is an open source Emacs-like text editor written in Common Lisp. It has a good integration with other CLIM-based applications and uses Common Lisp Interface Manager (CLIM) library, called ESA, that provides an Emacs-style user interface, rather than the normal CLIM UI.

      Discontinued

      No update since 2007. See https://common-lisp.net/project/climacs/#news

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      DataWorkshop, a flexible, multiplatform binary data editor written in java. Implements power structure definition tool that allows to describe complex data structures inside files using loops and condition.
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    4. A fast and clever open source hex editor for Mac OS X. Instantly insert, delete, rearrange, even on large files. It works with huge files as large as 118 GB. It has a small footprint, and includes Fast Searching
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      The professional Hex Editor for Windows and Linux.
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    5. Free Hex Editor Neo - Fastest Binary File Editing Software for Windows. Large Files Optimized Freeware Hex Editor
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BlackBerry QNX
      • FreeDOS
      • FreeBSD
      • MS-DOS
      BEYE (Binary EYE) is a free, portable, advanced file viewer with built-in editor for binary, hexadecimal and disassembler modes. It contains a highlight AVR/Java/i86-AMD64/ARM-XScale/PPC-64 and other disassembler, full preview of MZ,NE,PE,ELF and other.
    6. JujuEdit is a file editor, or alternatively a text editor with knobs-on. It is an application designed for me and people like me. At its simplest, it makes a fine replacement for Notepad.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.44, released in September 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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