Free Hex Editor Alternatives

    Free Hex Editor is described as 'Free hex editor (Frhed) is an binary file editor for Windows. It is small but has many advanced features like ability to load big files partially' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Free Hex Editor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is GNU Emacs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Free Hex Editor are HxD (Free), wxHexEditor (Free, Open Source), UltraEdit (Paid) and 010 Editor (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 7, 2021

    1. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
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      GNU Emacs vs Free Hex Editor opinions
      This alternative is disputed. GNU Emacs is still a legitimate alternative to Free Hex Editor, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Well, emacs can probably DO hex editing, it's not something I want to pick up because I need a hex editor
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    2. HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor which, additionally to raw disk editing and modifying of main memory (RAM), handles files of any size.
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    3. wxHexEditor is an open source cross-platform disk/sector/file hex editor written in C++ with a wxWidgets-based user interface.
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    4. UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).
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    5. 010 Editor is a professional text/hex editor designed to edit any file, drive, or process on your machine. Using Binary Templates technology, 010 Editor allows a binary file to be parsed into a data structure that can be understood.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      wxMEdit is a cross-platform text and hex editor, derived from MadEdit .
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    6. PE Explorer is the most feature-packed program for inspecting the inner workings of your own software, and more importantly, third party Windows applications and libraries for which you do not have source code.

      Discontinued

      Not updated for very long time, no 64bit support.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Okteta is a simple editor for the raw data of files. This type of program is also called hex editor or binary editor. The data is displayed in the traditional view with two columns: one with the numeric values and one with the assigned characters.
    7. A fast and clever open source hex editor for macOS. Features: Insert, delete, rearrange, Work with huge files, Small footprint, Fast, Binary diff, Smart saving, Data inspector, Embeddable
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GHex - a hex editor for GNOME GHex allows the user to load data from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii. Useful for debugging problems with object code or encodings. Also used by kids who cheat at computer games, by adding score or lives to saved games
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