HxD Alternatives for Mac

    HxD is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is wxHexEditor, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to HxD and 16 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to HxD are 010 Editor (Paid), wxMEdit (Free, Open Source), Binary Ninja (Paid) and Hex Fiend (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think wxHexEditor is a great alternative to HxD.
      • 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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      wxMEdit is a cross-platform text and hex editor, derived from MadEdit .
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    2. A reverse engineering platform and GUI.
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    3. 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


    4. You got a binary file and don't know its contents. Or some software creates binary files where you have a specification but don't want to decode them manually.
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    5. Kaitai Struct is a declarative language used for describe various binary data structures, laid out in files or in memory: i.e. binary file formats, network stream packet formats, etc.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      0xED is a native OS X hex editor based on the Cocoa framework.
    6. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Climacs is an open source Emacs-like text editor written in Common Lisp. It has a good integration with other CLIM-based applications and uses Common Lisp Interface Manager (CLIM) library, called ESA, that provides an Emacs-style user interface, rather than the normal CLIM UI.

      Discontinued

      No update since 2007. See https://common-lisp.net/project/climacs/#news

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