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Hiew is described as '(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' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hiew for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is HxD, which is free. Other great apps like Hiew are wxHexEditor, UltraEdit, IDA and 010 Editor.

Hiew alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors or Decompilers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Hiew.
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Hiew (short for Hackers view) is a popular console hex editor for DOS and Windows written by Eugene Suslikov (sen). Amongst...

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  1. HxD icon

    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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  3. UltraEdit icon

    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.
  4. IDA icon

    IDA

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The IDA Pro Disassembler and debugger is a multi-processor disassembler and debugger hosted on the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X Platforms.

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    On Linux
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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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  7. MadEdit icon

    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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  8. Binary Ninja icon

    Binary Ninja

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A reverse engineering platform and GUI.

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    Unicode support
  9. PE Explorer icon

    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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    Malcat

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Malcat is a feature-rich hexadecimal editor / disassembler / decompiler for reverse engineers and malware analysts. It has support for many file formats and CPUs, can scan for signatures, decrypt/decompress data, diff files and run python scripts.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMalcat can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    While it packs more features than hiew (and looks more modern), the interface is similar, with lots of keyboard shortcuts

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