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Hex Edit Alternatives

Hex Edit is described as 'HexEdit is a Windows hex editor, user-friendly and reliable with advanced features (full undo, macros, background searches, calculator, full customization, edits huge files)' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hex Edit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is GNU Emacs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hex Edit are HxD, wxHexEditor, UltraEdit and 010 Editor.

Hex Edit alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Hex Edit.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

HexEdit is a Windows hex editor, user-friendly and reliable with advanced features (full undo, macros, background searches,...

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  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. The features of GNU Emacs include:

    Emacs can compare two files and highlight their differences (M-x ediff)
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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.

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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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    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).

    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.

    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.

    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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