heme Alternatives

    heme is described as 'portable and fast console hex editor for unix operating systems. It has undo support (number of undo operations is only limited by available memory), ability to fill a range of addresses with the specified byte, ability to search for a single byte or character string' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to heme for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and BSD. The best alternative is HxD, which is free. Other great apps like heme are wxHexEditor (Free, Open Source), UltraEdit (Paid), 010 Editor (Paid) and Okteta (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 7, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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
      • 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.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery (DMDE) is a disk editor which can help you to understand NTFS. Its capable to view your hard disk sector wise, on MFT level, to disect mft attributes and to edit bytes on your hard disk.
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    5. 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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    6. WinHex is a hexadecimal editor capable of opening disks, sectors, files (native support for FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3, ReiserFS, Reiser4, UFS, CDFS, UDF) and physical memory (RAM). It can read, write and extract data for a further forensic analysis.
    7. 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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