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Preon is described as 'aims to provide a framework for dealing with binary encoded data; or more specifically, it aims to deal with situations in which bytes are considered to be overkill' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Preon for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is HxD, which is free. Other great apps like Preon are 010 Editor, WinHex, Synalyze It! and Kaitai Struct.

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  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
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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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    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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  3. 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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  4. Synalyze It! icon

    Synalyze It!

    • Mac

    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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Hexinator

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The professional Hex Editor for Windows and Linux.

    ⚫︎ PortableHexinator can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    DHEX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    DHEX is a more than just another hex editor: It includes a diff mode, which can be used to easily and conveniently compare two binary files. Since it is based on ncurses and is themeable, it can run on any number of systems and scenarios.

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    FlexHex

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    FlexHEX is a full-featured hex editor designed to edit binary files, OLE compound files, logical devices, and physical drives. With FlexHEX you can inspect, modify, insert, search, or replace binary, ASCII, or UNICODE data.

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    Tweak hex editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Tweak is a hex editor. It allows you to edit a file at very low level, letting you see the full and exact binary contents of the file.

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    File Peek

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Use the built-in hex editor, get MD5, SHA1, SHA256 hashes and Base64 with one click, or change the modified and created dates.

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