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    iHex Alternatives

    iHex is described as 'A fast and clever hex editor, checksum utility, file information viewer' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to iHex for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and BSD. The best alternative is HxD, which is free. Other great apps like iHex are wxHexEditor, EmEditor, 010 Editor and Okteta.

    iHex is mainly a Text Editor but alternatives to it may also be Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iHex.
    This page was last updated Jan 7, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    A fast and clever hex editor, checksum utility, file information viewer.
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    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.
    2. wxHexEditor is an open source cross-platform disk/sector/file hex editor written in C++ with a wxWidgets-based user interface.

    3. EmEditor is a fast Unicode 64bit text editor for Windows 10/7/Vista/XP/2000 supporting extremely large files (up to 248 GB), binary files, comparison, multiline editing, easy numbering, scriptable macros, CSV files, script keyword highlighting and much more.
    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.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Xfce
      MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.9, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    5. A fast and clever open source hex editor for macOS.
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      Bobrobot1 iHex is actually based on this app. It may actually be the SAME app. Not sure, though.
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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. 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.
    8. 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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