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    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 Jan 7, 2022

    1. MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets. MadEdit can edit files in Text/Column/Hex modes, and supports many useful functions, e.g. SyntaxHighlightings, WordWrap, Encodings (UTF8/16/32,Big5,GBK...) and WordCount.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.9, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    2. Bless is a high quality, full featured hex editor. It is written in mono/Gtk# and its primary platform is GNU/Linux. However it should be able to run without problems on every platform that mono and Gtk# run on.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
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      FileAlyzer is a tool to analyze files, allows a basic analysis of files (showing file properties and file contents in hex dump form) and is able to interpret common file contents like resources structures (like text, graphics, HTML, media and PE).
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      XVI32 is a freeware hex editor. XVI32 has the following main features. * data inspector to view decoded numbers * Has built-in script interpreter. * Easily works with huge files.
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    3. Hex Editor Neo is a binary files editing software utility for Windows. It's rich and handy set of features will help all software and hardware developers working with ASCII, hex, decimal, float, double and binary data.
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    4. The Hex Workshop Hex Editor by BreakPoint Software is a complete set of hexadecimal development tools for Microsoft Windows 2000 and later. Hex Workshop combines advanced binary editing and data interpretation with the ease and flexibility of a modern word processor.
      • Windows
      Hiew (short for Hackers view) is a popular console hex editor for DOS and Windows written by Eugene Suslikov (sen). Amongst its feature set is its ability to view files in text, hex and disassembly mode.
    5. Hexadecimal file editor.
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    6. BinHex CryPactor, a tiny and portable application that can be used to manipulate binary and hexadecimal strings!
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    7. An Editor for Text, HTML, LaTeX, C++, Java, Python, R, Perl, Ruby, PHP, and more... Based on GNU Emacs, Aquamacs integrates perfectly with OS X with many Mac-specific extensions to fit with the Mac user interface (you can turn them off if you want of course...).
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