Open Source WinHex Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to WinHex is wxHexEditor, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to WinHex and 17 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to WinHex are Hex Fiend (Free, Open Source), MadEdit (Free, Open Source), Kaitai Struct (Free, Open Source) and Okteta (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 27, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think wxHexEditor is a great alternative to WinHex.
    2. 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


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Xfce
      MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets. MadEdit can edit files in Text/Column/Hex modes, and supports many useful functions, e.g. SyntaxHighlightings, WordWrap, Encodings (UTF8/16/32,Big5,GBK...) and WordCount.

      Discontinued

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

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    3. 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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      • 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.


    4. HexEdit is a Windows hex editor, user-friendly and reliable with advanced features (full undo, macros, background searches, calculator, full customization, edits huge files). Feature Summary Easy to use interface familiar to Windows users
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    5. HexEdit is a hexadecimal file editor for Microsoft Windows. HexEdit allows the user to view and edit any type of file, no matter what format it is saved in.

      Discontinued

      Last commit was in August 2015
      https://github.com/strobejb/HexEdit

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      Lightweight HEX-Editor.
    6. Cross platform text/hex editor based on MadEdit with a lot of fixes and new features added, such as Drag-Drop Edit(cross platform), Highlight word, etc.
    7. Open Source powerful and flexible Hex-Editor, with multiple colour-schemes that allow easy visual indication of byte-magnitude.
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