JHOVE Alternatives

    JHOVE is described as 'file format identification, validation and characterisation tool. It is implemented as a Java application and is usable on any Unix, Windows, or OS X platform with appropriate Java installation'. There are six alternatives to JHOVE for Windows, Linux, the Web, BSD and Mac. The best alternative is TrID. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try file or TrIDNet. Other great apps like JHOVE are Toolsley File Identifier (Free), FileCHK (Free, Open Source) and HexBrowser (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 22, 2020