PilotEdit Alternatives

    PilotEdit is described as 'Lite is an advanced text and hex editor that supports opening of files larger than 4GB. It offers customizable syntax and keyword highlighting, advanced search and replace operations, HEX mode, column mode, and more' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PilotEdit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is GNU Emacs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PilotEdit are HxD (Free), UltraEdit (Paid), wxHexEditor (Free, Open Source) and EmEditor (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 29, 2021

    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.
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    2. 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. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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.
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      • 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.
    6. 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.


      Not updated for very long time, no 64bit support.

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    7. 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
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery (DMDE) is a disk editor which can help you to understand NTFS. Its capable to view your hard disk sector wise, on MFT level, to disect mft attributes and to edit bytes on your hard disk.
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    8. 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.
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