Toolsley File Identifier Alternatives

    Toolsley File Identifier is described as 'Identify files based on the libmagic database in your browser' and is an website in the Security & Privacy category. There are six alternatives to Toolsley File Identifier, not only websites but also apps for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. 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 sites and apps similar to Toolsley File Identifier are FileCHK (Free, Open Source), HexBrowser (Free) and JHOVE (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 22, 2020

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    • Online
    • BSD

    Features

    • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
    • Java
    • Portable

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • Allows to detect file type by recognition of binary signatures. View 6 alternatives to TrID
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
    • file is a standard Unix program for recognizing the type of data contained in a computer file using magic numbers. View 6 alternatives to file
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD


    • TRIDNet is the GUI version of TrID, probably more practical to use than the CLI version, especially for those not very familiar with the command line prompt. View 6 alternatives to TrIDNet

      Discontinued

      TrIDNet v1.95 - 26/01/16. As from 2021 Feb it does work fine on Windows 10

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • Identify and recover (as much as possible) data lost in CHK files. View 6 alternatives to FileCHK
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
    • HexBrowser is a tool that identifies file types. It does not care about the file extension, but opens each file to look for signatures so it can determine the exact type of a file. View 6 alternatives to HexBrowser
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows


    • JHOVE is a 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. View 6 alternatives to JHOVE
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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