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Hecate Alternatives

Hecate is described as 'The Hex Editor From Hell! Hecate is a terminal hex editor that, instead of putting the (ASCII) representation of bytes way out on the right side of the screen, it puts the interpreted values directly beneath the hex representation' and is a Text Editor in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hecate for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and BSD. The best alternative is HxD, which is free. Other great apps like Hecate are wxHexEditor, UltraEdit, 010 Editor and Okteta.

Hecate alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Hecate.
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The Hex Editor From Hell! Hecate is a terminal hex editor that, instead of putting the (ASCII) representation of bytes way...

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    HxD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableHxD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. wxHexEditor is an open source cross-platform disk/sector/file hex editor written in C++ with a wxWidgets-based user interface.

    ⚫︎ PortablewxHexEditor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2020. Last version, 0.24, released in December 2017, can be still downloaded from SourceForge and GitHub

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    UltraEdit

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    UltraEdit features an integrated FTP browser and supports syntax highlighting for hundreds of languages, with more always in the works. And with an integrated SSH/telnet client, scripting, custom tools, macros and Smart Templates, UltraEdit's ready for any coding session.
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    010 Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Okteta

    • 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.

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    MadEdit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

    MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingMadEdit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    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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    PE Explorer

    • Windows

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    Ghex

    • 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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    ImHex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ImHex is a free, featureful Hex Editor with many tools often only found in paid products.

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    Hex Fiend

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    A fast and clever open source hex editor for macOS.

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